Sacramento is an ethnically diverse city; it is situated in the Sacramento Valley in the sunny American state of California, of which it is capital. It is located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River. The city has a deepwater port and is an important shipping centre.
The city enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters (with average temperatures of 11°C in January) and hot, dry summers which see temperatures going above 30°C. Humidity is low, although visibility problems might occur during morning tule fog in December and January.
With a population of nearly 455,000 people, Sacramento is the seventh most populous city in California. Apart from being well known for its Gold Rush past and Wild West history, it is a modern city with plenty of tourist attractions.
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