Sacramento Facts

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Population 1,374,724

Elevation 25 ft

City of Sacramento (incorp) 990 sq miles

Unincorporated Sacramento 813 sq miles

Avg Temp-Winter 53 degrees F

Avg Temp-Summer 88 degrees F

Area Code (916)

Avg Rain Fall 17.18 inches

Sacramento's Location

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Sacramento is located 85 miles northeast of San Francisco, 100 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe and 383 miles north of Los Angeles. Sacramento, California is the 4th most populated city in California, with a population of 470,000. Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the San Diego area are the only cities larger. Sacramento is the oldest incorporated city in California, incorporated in 1850. In 1854 the California State Legislature named Sacramento the state capitol. Previous capitols were located in Monterey, San Jose, Vallejo, and Benicia successively. The State Capitol was completed in 1874.

A Little History

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Sacramento, California - March 11, 2011: This view shows the historic Old Town Sacramento California waterfront with restaurants and various boats for water cruises and Paddle boat, restaurant hotel.

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Rooftop view of downtown Sacramento, California.

Sacramento is the capitol of California and is a bustling city with major industries: government, agriculture, electronics, computer, wood, glass and printing products.

Interesting Facts

Sacramento claims the largest human migration in history. Recorded in 1848, when gold was discovered.

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