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Satellite view showing Sacramento, capital of the State of California, since 2015 the sixth-largest economy in the world. The US city is located in California's Central Valley at the confluence of the American River with the Sacramento River, about 87 mi (140 km) north east of San Francisco. The city is also the seat of Sacramento County.
From the future...The first European settlement which will become Sacramento, was established by the German-born Swiss adventurer John Sutter in 1840. Some years later in times of the California Gold Rush, the city grew from a commercial and agricultural center to a major distribution point, a Western hub for wagon trains, stagecoaches, and riverboats, and a terminus for the First Transcontinental Railroad.
In 1854 Sacramento was made the state capital. The Pony Express route has reached Sacramento in 1860 connecting Sacramento with the cities in the east, its usefulness vanished with the arrival of the First Transcontinental Telegraph in 1861.
In recent years Sacramento has become a major influence in northern California culture, it has been recognized as the number one diverse city in the state. Racism is at an all time low, every part of the city is proudly mixed. Today Sacramento is California's sixth largest city with a population of about 490,000 inhabitants (in 2015), more than 2.27 million people live in the Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade metropolitan area.
The city's economy is based on transportation, healthcare, professional and business services, and agriculture. Top employers are state and county government, the healthcare industry, school districts and Intel (semiconductors).
Sacramento points of interest:
...to the past,Historic places:
Image: Allie Caulfield
Old Sacramento State Historic Park (historic landmark district, virtually all the buildings in this area date from the 19th century).
California State Capitol (capitol building houses the California state legislature and the office of the governor, located in the basement and the first floor is the capitol museum).
Sutter's Fort (19th-century agricultural and trade colony, built in 1839 and originally called New Helvetia).
California State Railroad Museum (all about the 'iron horse', the museum features restored locomotives and railroad cars - californiarailroad.museum).
California Automobile Museum (classic cars, race cars, muscle cars, you name it - www.calautomuseum.org). The California Museum (home of the California Hall of Fame - californiamuseum.org). California State Indian Museum (learn more about the cultures of the indigenous people of California in a historic landmark). Sacramento History Museum (museum devoted to the history of Sacramento and the California Gold Rush - historicoldsac.org)
...into the wild.Visual arts: Crocker Art Museum (longest continuously-operating art museum in the West - crockerartmuseum.org).
Performing arts: B Street Theatre (extremely popular theater for children and families - bstreettheatre.org). Crest Theatre (historic movie palace, site of the annual Trash Film Orgy and the Sacramento Film and Music Festival).
Churches: Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (Italian Renaissance architecture style cathedral, completed in 1889)
Expo: California Exposition (site of the California State Fair - calexpo.com)
Park: Sacramento Zoo (giraffes, grizzly bears and orangutans - saczoo.org)
Theme parks: Raging Waters Sacramento (water park with slides and other attractions).
Outdoors: Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge (migrating birds - fws.gov/refuge/Sacramento/).
Folsom Lake (reservoir on the American River offers a large number of recreational activities).
Sports: Sleep Train Arena (indoor sports and event arena). Raley Field (baseball field). Hornet Stadium (football stadium, home of the Sacramento State Hornets).
Just zoom in (+) to see California State Capitol Museum, the building serves as both a museum and the state’s working seat of government.
The page shows a city map of Sacramento with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out to find Sacramento International Airport (IATA code: SMF) located 11 mi (18 km) northwest of Sacramento's central business district.
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Tuesday-February-21 02:09Standard time zone Pacific Standard Time (PST): UTC/GMT -8 hours
Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) in use from the second Sunday in March, ends on the first Sunday in November; time zone offset: UTC/GMT -7 hours
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|Google Map: Searchable Map of the City of Sacramento, California, USA.
City Coordinates: 38°33′20″N 121°28′8″W
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