Ten fun facts about Elk Grove

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Fact 1
It is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Fact 2
Elk Grove earned the title of the fastest growing city in the U.S between July 1, 2004 and July 1, 2005.

Fact 3
It is the second-largest city in Sacramento County.

Fact 4
Elk Grove and its outlining areas were rich in plant and animal life, and it was common for indigenous peoples in the place to supplement their acorn diet with edible roots and fish from nearby rivers, such as the American River, Sacramento River and the Cosumnes River.

Fact 5
Spanish explorer Gabriel Moraga entered the area and named the Sacramento Valley and River in 1806 and 1808.

Fact 6
On July 1, 2000, Elk Grove incorporated as a city.

Fact 7
The most prominent event in Elk Grove is the annual Giant Pumpkin Festival, held in the first weekend of October at the Elk Grove Regional Park. The Giant Pumpkin Festival attracts thousands of guests each year.

Fact 8
Strauss Festival is a festival held at Elk Grove Regional Park. It is an outdoor staged dance production that has attracted more than 30,000 people every year since 1987.

Fact 9
During the month of August, Hot Summer Nights Concert Series is held each Friday at Laguna Town Hall. Voted Best of Elk Grove in 2010, this free music series returns to the outdoor amphitheater with summer party tunes aplenty.

Fact 10
Elk Grove's climate varies from low temperatures of 34 to 46 Fahrenheit to highs of 60 to 110 degrees.

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Short about Elk Grove
is a city in Sacramento County, California, located just south of the state capital of Sacramento.

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