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City of Sacramento (population 400,018)
the cultural, educational, business and governmental center of a four -
county metropolitan region.
As California's capitol city, Sacramento is center stage for governmental
policy for the entire state. A dynamic business
sector, an expanding public
transportation system (including Light Rail), affordable housing,
and growing cultural, educational, and medical facilities serve the needs
of 1.5 million people.
in 1849, Sacramento was California's first charter city and is at the
heart of California history – the gold rush, Pony Express and first
continental railroad all began in Sacramento. The confluence of two of the
state's largest rivers is just a short walk from the steps of City
Francisco, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite
Valley, all offering a wide variety of recreational and cultural
activities, are just a few hours away. The city's rich historical
heritage, commitment to quality of life, and abundance of trees
and parkland contributed to Newsweek magazine naming Sacramento one
of the ten best cities in the United States.
enjoy professional ballet, opera,
theater, outstanding museums,
one of the best small zoos in the
country, and the NBA's Sacramento
Kings. Each year the city hosts the world's largest Dixieland
Jazz Jubilee, and many other recreational, entertainment and cultural
has also become one of California's main tourist centers. The restored
State Capitol, miles of rivers
and river parkways, North America's largest railroad museum, and the Old
Sacramento restoration are just a few of the City's many attractions.
The region is served by law schools, a California
State University, a University of
California campus, and numerous community
is a progressive city with great pride in its ethnic and cultural
diversity, concern for environmental and social issues, and emphasis on
quality in the provision of governmental services.
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County was incorporated in 1850 as one of the original 27 counties of
the State of California. The County's largest city, the City of
Sacramento, is the seat of government for the State of California and also
serves as the county seat. Sacramento became the State Capital in 1854.
The County is the major component of the Sacramento Metropolitan
Statistical Area ("SMSA") which includes Sacramento, El Dorado,
and Placer Counties.
County encompasses approximately 994 square miles in the middle of the
400-mile long Central Valley, which is California’s prime agricultural
region. The County is bordered by Contra Costa and San Joaquin Counties on
the south, Amador and El Dorado Counties on the east, Placer and Sutter
Counties on the north, and Yolo and Solano Counties on the west.
Sacramento County extends from the low delta lands between the Sacramento
and San Joaquin rivers north to about ten miles beyond the State Capitol
and east to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The southernmost
portion of Sacramento County has direct access to the San Francisco Bay.
County is a long-established center of commerce for the surrounding
area. Trade and services, federal, state and local government, and food
processing are important economic sectors. Visitors are attracted to the
County by the State Capitol and other historical attractions such as
Sutter's Fort, as well as natural amenities. The County's location at the
intersection of four major highways brings additional visitors destined
for the San Francisco Bay Area, the Gold Country, the Central Valley and
the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
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