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Sacramento is the capital city of the U.S. state of California. Located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River, it is the seventh most populous city in California.

History[edit | edit source]

Sacramento's history dates back to 1839 when John Sutter, a Swiss immigrant, established Sutter's Fort in the area. The discovery of gold near Sutter's Mill in 1848 led to the California Gold Rush, transforming Sacramento into a bustling commercial center and transportation hub.

Geography[edit | edit source]

Sacramento is located in the expansive Central Valley of California. The city's terrain is primarily flat, with the surrounding areas characterized by fertile agricultural lands and sprawling suburbs. The city is known for its extensive park system, with the notable William Land Park and the American River Parkway.

Economy[edit | edit source]

Sacramento's economy is highly diversified, with sectors such as government, education, healthcare, and information technology playing significant roles. The city is home to several major corporations, including Sutter Health and Blue Diamond Growers.

Culture[edit | edit source]

Sacramento boasts a vibrant cultural scene, with numerous museums, art galleries, and theaters. The Crocker Art Museum, the oldest public art museum in the Western United States, and the Sacramento Theatre Company are among the city's cultural landmarks.

Education[edit | edit source]

Sacramento is served by the Sacramento City Unified School District, which operates numerous elementary, middle, and high schools. The city is also home to several higher education institutions, including California State University, Sacramento and Sacramento City College.

Transportation[edit | edit source]

Sacramento is served by a comprehensive transportation network, which includes the Sacramento International Airport, the Sacramento Regional Transit District, and an extensive network of highways and freeways.

Government[edit | edit source]

As the state capital, Sacramento is the political hub of California. The California State Capitol building houses the offices of the Governor and the bicameral state legislature.

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