Albany, California, sits on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northwestern Alameda County. It has about 19,000 residents. There are major retail and business areas and Solano Avenue, a pedestrian-oriented street lined with mainly small shops, restaurants, and services.
California is in the Western United States. It shares borders with Nevada, Arizona, the Pacific Ocean, Oregon, and Baja California. There are more than 39,500,000 people in about 163,696 square miles, making it the third-largest state. The state capital is Sacramento, and Los Angeles is the most populous city.