Sacramento is the state capital of California in the United States. The region was discovered and named by the Spanish explorer Gabriel Moraga in the late 1790s / early 1800s. The pioneer John Sutter arrived from Liestal, Switzerland in the Sacramento area with other settlers in August 1839 and established the trading colony and stockade Sutter’s Fort (as New Helvetia or “New Switzerland”) in 1840. Sacramento became the California state capital in 1854. Today the city Sacramento has an estimated population of 500,000 people and more than 3 million people live in the Sacramento metropolitan area. Sacramento is the 7th largest city in California. The television series The Mentalist is set in Sacramento. This photo of the Sacramento skyline has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 25th of September 2010.
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