Sacramento is the state capital of California. Sacramento is located along the Sacramento River. The Sacramento Metropolitan Area is the largest in the Central Valley, and the fourth largest in California, keeping local Sacramento movers busy.
Sacramento's economy is comprised of both manufacturing and agriculture. In the nearby area, fruit, vegetables, and grains are grown and distributed through Sacramento. Livestock such as cattle and poultry are also produced in Sacramento as well as modern industries including aerospace, computers, electronics, publishing and glass products. The city government is a major employer for Sacramento. Sacramento groups its city into four distinct areas.
After thousands of years of Native American inhabitation in the Sacramento area, Gabriel Moraga of Spain discovered the area in the early 1800's, and named it after the Spanish word meaning "holy sacrament." John Sutter established settlements in the area beginning in 1840. The area exploded in population because of the California Gold Rush. The city was incorporated by 1850. In 1854, California chose Sacramento as the state capital. As the years passed, the Sacramento and American Rivers turned to opportunities instead of danger. Additionally, the entire city was raised by landfill to prevent future flooding.
The port of Sacramento grew in the early 1900's; the port was increased and deepened after World War II. This led to further development of the city's economy.
Sacramento International Airport is within 12 miles of the city. The Sacramento Kings of the NBA are the largest sports team in the area, among several other smaller collegiate and professional teams.
Popular destinations include the state capitol building, the former governor's mansion, Sutter's Fort, the Golden Gate Museum and the Crocker Art Museum. The California State Fair is held annually in Sacramento, along with the camellia festival. With all of these exciting attractions, it's no wonder so many people are moving to Sacramento.