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Sacramento

[sak-ruh-men-toh] /ˌsæk rəˈmɛn toʊ/
noun
1.
a port in and the capital of California, in the central part, on the Sacramento River.
2.
a river flowing S from N California to San Francisco Bay. 382 miles (615 km) long.
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Sacramento

/ˌsækrəˈmɛntəʊ/
noun
1.
an inland port in N central California, capital of the state at the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers: became a boom town in the gold rush of the 1850s. Pop: 445 335 (2003 est)
2.
a river in N California, flowing generally south to San Francisco Bay. Length: 615 km (382 miles)
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Sacramento

California city, settled 1839, named for its river (1808), from Spanish sacramento, in honor of the Holy Sacrament (see sacrament).

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The capital of California, located in the northern part of the state.

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