Sacramento, California

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Sacramento in 2011.

Sacramento, California is the capital of the U.S. state of California. Located in a long valley where the Sacramento River and American River join, in 2020 Sacramento had a population of 524,943 and its greater metropolitan area had 2,680,831 people. Sacramento is the seat of the California legislature and the Governor of California. It is also the county seat of Sacramento County.

Sacramento is the fastest-growing major city in California,[1] owing to its status as the seat of state government and as a major educational hub, home of California State University, Sacramento and the University of California (UC), Davis, School of Medicine and related medical centers. It is a center for healthcare, including Sutter Health and the UC Davis Medical Center, including its multiple facilities such as the its Children’s Hospital and School of Medicine.

The city has many museums, including the California Museum, Crocker Art Museum, California State Railroad Museum, California State Capitol Museum, California Hall of Fame, and Old Sacramento State Historic Park.