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Sacramento, California (CA)

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Where is the Capital of California?
The Map of California map (CA) shows the location of the state capital in the "Golden State". California has 58 counties, and the capital of the State is Sacramento. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Sacramento including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Sacramento, California.


The Map of California and map provides an outline of the state, which covers 163,707 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Sacramento, is 100.1 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Where is Sacramento located?
The location of Sacramento is at the meeting of the Sacramento River and the American River in the north of the Central Valley. The city is located in Sacramento county.

Capital of California - Sacramento
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Sacramento is the capital of the state of California. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

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Where is California? (CA)

The State of California is located in the western United States on the Pacific Ocean


History & Facts on Sacramento, the Capital of California
The History and Fast, fun facts about Sacramento, the capital city of California:

History & Facts about Sacramento, California - Fast Fact Sheet
Fact 1: California is the 3rd biggest state in the USA

Fact 2: The Capital of the State is Sacramento and other large cities include Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco

Fact 3: The state covers 163,707 square miles and the size of the capital is 100.1 square miles
Fact 4: The population of the capital city - 475,516. Nickname "River City"

Fact 5: It is the county seat of Sacramento county, California

Fact 6: Time magazine featured an article in 2002 which named Sacramento as the most diverse and integrated city in America

Fact 7: History - It was once a thriving riverfront pioneer town and a gold rush sparked a massive influx of pioneers in in 1848

Fact 8: History - The city was founded in 1849

Fact 9: History - Sutter's Fort State Historic Park is the oldest restored fort in the USA and was built by John Sutter in the 1840's

Fact 10: The area code for most of the Sacramento metropolitan area is 916 with 530 used in outlaying areas.

History & Facts about Sacramento, California - Fast Fact Sheet

Facts about the Population of Sacramento, California
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Sacramento, California, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Sacramento was 475,516, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

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