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10 Interesting Facts About Sacramento

Facts About Sacramento

  • The average altitude of Sacramento is 9 metres above sea level.
  • Sacramento is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat and largest city of Sacramento County.
  • Sacramento is known for its evolving contemporary culture and is dubbed the most “hipster city” in California.
  • The city covers 100.1 square miles. of which 97.81% of it is land, and 2.19% of it is water.
  • Sacramento became a city in 1848 through the efforts of the Swiss immigrant John Sutter, Sr., his son John Augustus Sutter, Jr., and James W. Marshall.
  • The city was named after the Sacramento River, which forms its western border. The river was named by Spanish cavalry officer Gabriel Moraga for the Santisimo Sacramento, referring to the Catholic Eucharist.
  • Sacramento is home to the world’s largest almond processing plant, Blue Diamond.
  • Sacramento has some unique nicknames, including “The Camella Capital of the World,” “City of Trees,” and “The Big Tomato.”
  • Sacramento is the oldest incorporated city in California, incorporated on February 27, 1850.
  • Sacramento is twinned with the following sister cities Ashkelon, Israel; Bethlehem, Palestine; Chişinău, Moldova; Hamilton, New Zealand; Jinan, Shandong, China; Liestal, Switzerland; Manila, Philippines; Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan; Mexicali, Mexico; Pasay City, Philippines; San Juan de Oriente, Nicaragua; Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea & Valencia, Spain.
Facts About Sacramento
Facts About Sacramento

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