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California Republic
1stBearFlag
The National Flag,
(The Bear Flag)
CapitalSonoma, California
Official-languageEnglish and Spanish
GovernmentRepublic
CommanderWilliam B. Ide
History
  - Declared
  - Dissolved


June 14, 1846

July 9, 1846

The California Republic, also called the Bear Flag Republic, was a government proclaimed by settlers on June 14, 1846, in Sonoma in the then-Mexican province of California. Declared during the Mexican–American War, the republic lasted a mere 26 days.