Where exactly is San Francisco located?
San Francisco (also San Francisco), officially City and County of San Francisco (City and County of San Francisco), is a city and a metropolitan area in the U.S. state of California on the west coast of the United States on the Pacific Ocean. With a population of 805,195 (as of the 2010 census), it is the fourth largest city in California. In a global comparison, it is considered a medium-sized cosmopolitan city next to similarly large cities such as Frankfurt am Main or Amsterdam.
The name of the city is of Spanish origin. San Francisco is named after St. Francis, that is, Francis of Assisi.
The city of San Francisco stretches along the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula in California. The peninsula separates San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. Thanks to the natural harbor in the bay, protected by the sea, the metropolis developed into one of the most important port cities in the USA. The Golden City is also known for its uneven landscape with more than 40 hills within the city limits.
In terms of population, the city itself ranks fourth in California with about 874,000 inhabitants. However, the large metropolitan area of the San Francisco Bay Area has formed around San Francisco, which includes the cities of Berkeley, Oakland, Palo Alto and San Jose, for example, and in which a total of more than 9.7 million people live.
San Francisco is surrounded by the San Francisco Bay to the east, the Golden Gate to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the west on 42 hills with an area of approx. 125 sq km. These hills always offer impressive views and fascinate every visitor, even if this means that San Francisco is a city of stairs.
Which part of California is San Francisco in?
In which state is San Francisco?
Is San Francisco part of Los Angeles?