The satellite view shows Sacramento, the seat of Sacramento County and the capital of California
. The U.S. state on the Pacific coast is since 2015 the sixth-largest economy in the world. Its capital is situated in California's Central Valley at the confluence of the American River with the Sacramento River. Sacramento lies about 140 km (87 mi) northeast of San Francisco
From the future...
Ziggurat Building in West Sacramento, viewed across the Sacramento River, it houses the California Department of General Services.
In 1840 the German-born Swiss adventurer John Sutter founded Sutter's Fort, a 19th-century agricultural and trade colony at the end of the California Trail. It was the first European settlement in California's Central Valley. The fort and the area nearby became the economic center of the California Gold Rush; the town 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 California's 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 and is number four in the top 10 of hipster cities in the U.S., 
metro areas which are home to businesses and services appealing to the cool and connected.
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 relies 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:
Old Sacramento State Historic Park
, a historic landmark district, virtually all the buildings in this area date from the 19th century.
California State Capitol
, the capitol building houses the California state legislature and the office of the governor, located in the basement and the first floor is the California State Capitol Museum (www.capitolmuseum.ca.gov
was the 19th-century agricultural and trade colony, built in 1839 and originally called New Helvetia.
California State Railroad Museum
) the place where it is all about the 'iron horse,' the museum features restored historic locomotives and railroad cars.
California Automobile Museum
), classic cars, race cars, muscle cars, you name it.
The California Museum
), The California Museum is the official museum of the California State Archives, it is also home to the California Hall of Fame
California State Indian Museum
, a museum in a historic landmark where you can learn more about the cultures of the indigenous people of California.
Sacramento History Museum
), a museum devoted to the history of Sacramento and the California Gold Rush.
...into the wild.
Crocker Art Museum
) is the longest continuously operating art museum in the West.
B Street Theatre
), extremely popular theater for children and families.
is a historical movie palace in downtown, it was the site of the annual Trash Film Orgy and is one of the locations of the Sacramento Film and Music Festival
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
is an Italian Renaissance architecture style cathedral; the church was completed in 1889.
) is the site of the California State Fair.
) giraffes, grizzly bears, and orangutans.
Raging Waters Sacramento
(water park with slides and other attractions).
Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge
) migrating birds.
is a reservoir on the American River, site for a large number of recreational activities.
Sleep Train Arena
, an indoor sports and event arena.
, a baseball field.
, a 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
: SMF) located 11 mi (18 km) northwest of Sacramento's central business district.
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