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San Francisco Travel Guide

City of San Francisco

San Francisco is located at the northern end of the San Francisco peninsula, in San Francisco County. It is the fourth enormous city in California, after Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose. Several islands are part of the city, such as Alcatraz, Treasure Island, and the adjacent Yerba Buena Island. Also included are the uninhabited Farallon Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

This city has 42 hills in the urban area, which are defined as elevations over 1000 feet, such as Nob Hill, Pacific Heights and Telegraph Hill. It is one of the most beautiful American cities and has been named the world's superior city twice by Conde Nast, with a 2005 population of 739,426. San Francisco is the second city most populated in the United States.

The San Francisco Gold Rush in 1848, improve the city into a period of rapid growth. After being devastated by earthquake in 1906, San Francisco was quickly rebuilt. San Francisco is renowned for its often chilly summer fog, steep rolling hills, an eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture, and its peninsular location surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay.



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