The capital city of California is Sacramento. It is home to the state seat of government, the California State Capitol, which houses the chambers of the California State Legislature, and the office of the Governor of California.
When gold-rush era California joined the Union in 1850 as the 31st state, it had yet to establish a permanent location for the state seat of government. After brief stints in San Jose, Vallejo, Sacramento and Benicia, California’s state legislature settled in Sacramento in 1854, and construction of the State Capitol building stated in 1860.
At California’s 1879 Constitutional Convention, Sacramento was named as the permanent state capital.