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San Francisco

United States of America
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The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth-largest in California and the 14th-largest in the United States, with a 2005 population of 799 263. Roughly three quarters of a million people live within the city proper, with about seven million within the broader metropolitan area, popularly known as San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco is the second most densely populated major American city, after New York. The city predates the gold rush of 1849, but as a port city on the way to the California gold fields, San Francisco saw explosive population growth after the first discoveries were announced. By 1869, it was connected to the Eastern cities by railroad, and at that time, it was one of the ten largest cities in the United States despite being a full thousand miles or more west of "the frontier." It remains a premier city of the United States.

It is also arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the United States, sitting right on the San Francisco Bay. The city's climate is moderated by its closeness to the Pacific Ocean, and the relative warmth of the Pacific air that flows toward the city over the cold water currents near the coastline is responsible for the city's famous fogs. The city is bounded on the east by the rocky and forested hills of the Coast Range Mountains. The Bay Bridge connects the city with Oakland, and beyond that, to Interstate 80, which runs from San Francisco to New York City through Salt Lake City, Chicago, and other large cities. View detailed information

1 comment:

Peter said...

i don't understand - what's wrong with sf that it's on this site?