Fresno ) is a city in California, USA, the county seat of Fresno County. As of 2010, the population was estimated at 505,479, making it the fifth largest city in California, the largest inland city in California, and the 35th largest in the nation. Fresno is located in the center of the wide San Joaquin Valley of Central California, approximately 200 mi north of Los Angeles and 170 mi south of the state capital, Sacramento. The city is part of Metropolitan Fresno, which, with a population of 1,107,416 is the second largest metro area (after the Sacramento Metropolitan Area) in the Central Valley. The name Fresno is the Spanish language word for the ash tree, and an ash leaf is featured on the city's flag.