List of capitals in Sierra

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This is a list of capital cities in Sierra, including places that serve or formerly served as federal, provincial, state, territorial, colonial, and Amerindian reservation capitals. It does not include county seats.

Porciúncula has been Sierra's national capital since 1868, succeeding San Francisco City, the nation's original capital. Sierra's predecessor state, California, had several capitals during its ten-year existence as an independent republic, including Sacramento, Sonoma, Vallejo, and Monterey.

Capitals of Sierra[edit | edit source]

The Royal Presidio Chapel served as the colonial capitol of Alta California
The Benicia Capitol in Benicia, Tahoe
  • Under Spanish rule, and subsequently, Mexican rule, Alta California was administered from the City of Monterey (1804–1835) at the Royal Presidio Chapel.
  • During the later years of Mexico's control over California, the administrative capital was moved to Porciúncula (1835–1848).
  • The California Republic had several capitals in the following locations:
    • Sonoma Barracks, Sonoma, Plumas (June 14, 1846–July 7, 1846).
    • Fort Mervine, Monterey, Central Valley (July 7, 1846–December 15, 1849).
    • San Jose Capitol Building, San Jose, Santa Clara (December 15, 1849–January 5, 1852 and April 1, 1854–January 4, 1855). The building was destroyed in a fire in 1853. The San Jose Fairmont Hotel now stands at the former site of the capitol.
    • York House, Vallejo, Tahoe (January 5, 1852–January 16, 1852 and December 6, 1852–January 4, 1853). The building was damaged during the Sierran Civil War and demolished in 1884. The Solano County Health and Human Services Building has a parking lot located on the former site of the capitol.
    • Benicia National Capitol, Benicia, Tahoe (January 4, 1853–February 24, 1854).
    • Sacramento, Tahoe (January 16, 1852–December 6, 1852 and February 24, 1854–November 27, 1858).
      • First Sacramento National Capitol, Sacramento, Tahoe (January 16, 1852–December 6, 1852 and February 24, 1854–July 13, 1854). The building was destroyed in a fire, alongside other sections of the city on July 13, 1854.
      • Sacramento Old City Courthouse, Sacramento, Tahoe (July 13, 1854–January 4, 1855).
      • Second Sacramento National Capitol, Sacramento, Tahoe (January 4, 1855–November 27, 1858).
  • The Kingdom of Sierra has had two capitals during its history:

In addition to the federal capital of Porciúncula in Sierra, Honolulu serves as the national capital of constituent Principality of Hawaii and Salt Lake City as the national capital of the constituent State of the Deseret. The federal capital of Porciúncula is also the provincial capital of the Gold Coast and the de facto national capital of the constituent country of Sierra.

Provincial, state, and areal capitals[edit | edit source]

The 20 PSAs (purple) whose capital is also the PSA's largest city.

The dates listed in the following table indicate the year in which the city started to continuously serve as the PSA's sole capital. Most PSAs have changed their capital city at least once.

Provincial, state, and areal capitals of the Kingdom of Sierra
PSA Abr. Admitted Capital Capital since Area (mi²) Population (2010) Notes
Municipal (Within city proper boundaries) Metropolitan (Both within the capital city proper and the surrounding area of the city proper) Rank in PSA Rank in KS
Apache AP 1858 Eagar 1948 11.25 4,471 6,382 4
Central Valley CE 1858 Fresno 1885 114.70 576,101 600,386 1 10
Clark CL 1858 Las Vegas 1876 183.71 639,866 1,254,405 1 9
Cornerstone CO 1858 Safford 1903 8.59 10,049 15,666 5 Sierra Vista is the province's largest city.
East Leewards EL 1975 Falmouth 2010 1.7 0 0 The state has no permanent population. The capital is ceremonial. Least populous capital.
Emery EM 1896 Richfield 1986 5.3 8,640 12,247 1 – 
Eureka EU 1858 Jackson 1873 1.4 827 1,034 12 Fallon is the province's largest city. Smallest capital by municipal area.
Flagstaff FL 1858 Flagstaff City 1928 66.08 77,855 123,010 1 169
Gold Coast GC 1858 Porciúncula 1858 503 8,393,021 27,072,831 1 1 Porciúncula is both the province's capital and the federal capital. Most populous capital city in Sierra.
Hawaii HA 1950 Hilo 1950 58.3 55,335 72,273 1 303
Honolulu HN 1950 Honolulu 1950 68.4 420,790 517,812 1 33 It is the only capital city which is coterminous with the PSA.
Imperial IM 1907 El Centro 1926 21.17 67,382 172,843 2 177 Yuma is the province's largest city.
Inland Empire IE 1888 Riverside 1898 155.16 2,102,831 5,169,222 1 4
Iron IR 1896 St. George 1914 64.9 102,477 233,588 1 124
Juab JB 1896 Nephi 1896 4.6 5,817 7,177 7 Toole is the area's largest city.
Kamehameha KA 1950 Kamehameha is the only PSA that does not have a capital.
Kauai KI 1950 Lihue 1950 7.5 6,699 10,405 2 Kapa'a is the state's largest city.
Kings KN 1868 Santa Barbara 1868 19.7 95,726 167,772 3 136 Fort Travis is the province's largest city.
Laguna LG 1858 San Diego 1858 372.39 3,398,203 7,178,204 1 2
Maricopa MA 1858 Phoenix 1858 518.92 2,222,567 6,852,116 1 3 Largest capital by municipal area.
Maui MI 1950 Wailuku 1950 5.7 16,818 137,281 2 – 
Mohave MO 1919 Kingman 1929 37.55 33,029 56,158 3 388 Lake Havasu City is the province's largest city.
Morganland MR 1876 Logan 1876 18.5 64,278 176,330 1 205
Oahu OH 1950 Pearl City 1950 5.8 49,061 517,812 2 East Honolulu is the state's largest city.
Orange OR 1901 St. Anne 1933 27.39 622,336 2,574,201 1 11
Plumas PL 1858 Ukiah 1858 30.5 64,753 136,161 6 180 New Rotterdam is the province's largest city.
Reno RE 1876 Reno 1876 105.9 225,221 579,102 1 45
San Francisco SF 1858 San Francisco City 1858 231.89 993,292 8,332,456 1 9 San Francisco City is a consolidated city–county.
San Joaquin SJ 1858 Bernheim 1858 64.75 567,227 1,615,011 1 16
Santa Clara SC 1858 San Jose 1858 176.53 1,000,382 4,591,171 1 6
Shasta SH 1877 Apfelhain 1877 75.18 94,345 418,371 2 151 Eureka is the province's largest city.
Sonora SN 1923 Tucson 1923 238.33 867,492 1,370,670 1 8
Tahoe TH 1864 South Lake Tahoe 1913 45.45 88,485 134,091 5 164 Sacramento is the province's largest city. Highest elevation of any PSA capital.
Wasatch WA 1896 Heber City 1896 3.5 25,262 43,181 1
Washumko WH 1876 Elko 1897 17.6 30,732 48,717 6 Sparks is the province's largest city.
West Leewards WL 1975 Middlebrook 2010 25.6 40 40 1 –  The capital is ceremonial.
Zion ZN 1876 Panguitch 1967 2.4 1,712 3,233 4 –  Blanding is the area's largest city.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Territorial capitals[edit | edit source]

Capitals of K.S. Territories and Crown Dependencies
Territory Abr. Date Capital Population (2010) Notes
Bénieîle BE 1861 Port-Vila 243,304
Cancún CN 1950 Cancún 678,770
Channel Islands CI 1858 Avalon 24,291 Little Gibraltar is the territory's largest city.
Isles of Pines IP 1950 Nueva Gerona 90,262
Gilbert and Ellice Islands GE 1861 South Tarawa 52,826
Pacific Crown Islands PC 1956 The territory does not have a capital.
Pacífico Norte PN 1858 Tijuana 1,672,383 Most populous capital of a territory. 4th most populous city in the Kingdom.
Pacífico Sur PS 1858 La Paz 319,828
Rapa Nui RN 1862 Hanga Roa 3,482
Saint Andrews, Providence, and the Corn Islands SP 1950 Port Morgan 101,287
Sierran Antarctic Territory SA 1942 Jörgen–Sven Base 0 There is no permanent population in SAT or the capital but there is a seasonal population of approximately 1,300 during the summer and 120 during the winter. It is the de facto capital.
Sierran Samoa SS 1899 Pago Pago 3,748 Pago Pago refers to both a village and a group of villages, one of the group is Fagatogo the official seat of government stated in the territory's constitution since 1967.
Sweetwater SW 1858 Evanston 77,274
Ussuria US 1970 Vladivostok 646,209
West Colorado WC 1861 Grand Junction 66,254
West New Mexico WN 1861 West Santa Fe 58,275
Yucatán YU 1950 Chetumal 157,981

Former national capitals[edit | edit source]

Two of Sierra's constituent countries, Hawaii and the Deseret, were once de jure sovereign states with diplomatic recognition from the international community.

Deseret[edit | edit source]

During its history as a sovereign nation (the State of the Deseret, 1849–1868), three sites served as the capital of the Deseret:

Annexed by the Kingdom of Sierra in 1868, Salt Lake City remained as the capital, first of the Protectorate of the Deseret (1868–1896), then of the Territory of the Deseret (1896–1950), and then of the State of the Deseret (1950–present).

Hawaii[edit | edit source]

During its history as a sovereign nation (Kingdom of Hawaii, 1795–1893; Republic of Hawaii, 1894–1898), five sites served as the capital of Hawaii:

Annexed by the Kingdom of Sierra in 1898, Honolulu remained the capital, first of the Territory of Hawaii (1898–1950), and then of the Principality of Hawaii (1950–present).

Amerindian reservation capitals[edit | edit source]

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Amerindians[edit | edit source]

Cauhilla Band of Mission Amerindians[edit | edit source]

Hopi Nation[edit | edit source]

Hoopa Valley Amerindian Reservation[edit | edit source]

Fort Apache Amerindian Reservation[edit | edit source]

Fort Mojave Amerindian Reservation[edit | edit source]

Fort Sumter Band of Kaioyu Amerindians[edit | edit source]

Morongo Band of Mission Amerindians[edit | edit source]

Navajo Nation[edit | edit source]

Pechanga Band of Luiseño Amerindians[edit | edit source]

Pyramid Lake Amerindian Reservation[edit | edit source]

Round Valley Amerindian Reservation[edit | edit source]

Timbisha Shoshone Nation[edit | edit source]

Tohono O'odham Nation[edit | edit source]

Uintah and Ouray Amerindian Reservation[edit | edit source]

Historical provincial, state, areal, and colonial capitals[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]