California is huge place. It is the most populated state in the U.S. and it is 3rd in land size under Alaska and Texas. It has 482 cities (or municipalities) and 58 counties. There is a state government, a county government and your local city government, all under the regulations of the U.S. government. If you want to see what's going on in California's cities, check these links out. Los Angeles is the biggest city with over 3.8 million people, while Amador City in Amador County has 210 people. City Council meets each month at the Old Schoolhouse.