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Northern California (sometimes NorCal) refers to the northern portion of the U.S. state of California, roughly covering all of those counties except for the ten counties which make up Southern California.
Northern California is home to two of the most prestigious universities in the United States, Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley. Other universities include the University of California, Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, University of San Francisco, Santa Clara University, Humboldt State University, University of the Pacific, California State University, East Bay (formerly California State University, Hayward), Sonoma State University, California State University, Sacramento, and California State University, Chico.
- Silicon Valley
- San Francisco Bay Area
- Wine Country
- Gold Country
- Santa Clara Valley
- Emerald Triangle
- Sacramento Valley
- San Joaquin Valley, with the exception of Kern County. However, the central San Joaquin Valley (consisting of Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, and Tulare counties) is often referred to as Central California .
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