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San Francisco is California's fourth most populous city. San Francisco was settled by the Spanish in the late 1700s but did not expand into a full city until the Gold Rush of 1848. Encompassing a peninsula, the city sits on a mostly north-south trajectory, with Oakland to the east, San Jose to the south-east, and Marin County to the north.
Cool fog. Hot restaurants. Neighborhoods to explore. Cultures to experience. Always more to discover...Only in San Francisco. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city in California and the 14th most populous city in the United States, with a 2007 estimated population of 764,976. Among the most densely populated cities in the country, San Francisco is part of the San Francisco Bay Area, which is home to more than 7.1 million people. The city is located at the tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, with the Pacific Ocean to the west, San Francisco Bay to the east, and the Golden Gate to the north.
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San Francisco San Francisco is famous for its vertical layout and diverse neighborhoods. There are active Russian and Italian populations, as well as one of America's largest and most active Chinatowns. More tourists visit San Francisco's Chinatown than do the Golden Gate Bridge.