Bay Area

The Bay Area, ringing the Bay in northern , is a geographically diverse and extensive metropolitan region that is home to nearly 8 million inhabitants in cities such as San Francisco, , and .
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The centerpiece of the Bay Area, is one of the most visited cities in the world, and with good reason. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a county in the section of the Bay Area region of . Photo: Miskatonic, CC BY 2.5.

East of the Oakland Hills that border the East Bay, maintains a very separate culture and lifestyle than its Bay Area neighbors. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

in the Bay Area of is a bedroom community across the Golden Gate Bridge to the north of . Photo: Sanfranman59, CC BY-SA 3.0.


Lying across the Bay Bridge from , the consists primarily of and . Photo: Mactographer, CC BY 2.5.

North of the Golden Gate Bridge, in the hilly country across the chilly waters from , lies the region of the Bay Area. Photo: Frank Schulenburg, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The region of the San Francisco Bay Area lies immediately south of the City and County of —reaching from its famous neighbor to the north into the high-tech region of . Photo: King of Hearts, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the part of the Bay Area to the south of San Francisco Bay and to the southeast of the in California. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

lies in the South Bay and the southern of the San Francisco Bay Area. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Bay Area

Latitude of center
37.7885° or 37° 47' 18.6" north
Longitude of center
-122.3558° or 122° 21' 21" west
SF Bay Area
Bay Area
75 feet (23 metres)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 2157162589
Geo­Names ID
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Also Known As

  • Arabic: منطقة خليج سان فرانسيسكو
  • Arabic: منطقه خليج سان فرانسيسكو
  • Asturian: Área de la Badea de San Francisco
  • Azerbaijani: San-Fransisko Körfəz Bölgəsi
  • Azerbaijani: San-Fransisko körfəz sahəsi
  • Basque: San Frantziskoko Badiaren Eremua
  • Bosnian: Zalivska oblast San Francisca
  • Bosnian: Zaljevsko područje San Franciska
  • Bulgarian: San Francisco Bay Area
  • Bulgarian: Района на Санфранциския залив
  • Bulgarian: Район на Санфранцискансия залив
  • Bulgarian: Район на Санфранцисканския залив
  • Bulgarian: Район на Санфранциския залив
  • Bulgarian: Район на залива Сан Франциско
  • Bulgarian: Район на залива на Сан Франциско
  • Bulgarian: Районът на Сан Франциско
  • Bulgarian: Районът на Санфранциския залив
  • Bulgarian: Районът на залива на Сан Франциско
  • Catalan: Àrea de la Badia de San Francisco
  • Chinese: 三藩市灣區
  • Chinese: 三藩灣區
  • Chinese: 加利福尼亚州圣何塞-旧金山-奥克兰综合统计区
  • Chinese: 旧金山-奥克兰-海沃德都会统计区
  • Chinese: 旧金山湾区
  • Chinese: 灣區
  • Chinese: 舊金山灣區
  • Croatian: Zaljevsko područje San Francisca
  • Czech: San Francisco Bay Area
  • Danish: San Francisco Bay Area
  • Dutch: Bay Area
  • Dutch: San Francisco Bay Area
  • Dutch: San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland
  • English: SFBA
  • English: SF Bay area
  • English: San Francisco Bay Area
  • English: The Bay Area
  • Esperanto: Areo de la Golfeto de San-Francisko
  • Esperanto: Areo de la Golfo de San-Francisko
  • Esperanto: Golfa Areo
  • Finnish: Bay Area
  • Finnish: San Francisco Bay Area
  • Finnish: San Franciscon Bay Area
  • Finnish: San Franciscon lahden ympäristö
  • Finnish: The Bay
  • French: Region urbaine de San Francisco
  • French: Région de la baie de San Francisco
  • French: Région urbaine de san francisco
  • French: région de la baie de San Francisco
  • Gan Chinese: 舊金山灣區
  • German: Bay Area
  • German: San Francisco Bay Area
  • Hebrew: אזור מפרץ סן פרנסיסקו
  • Hungarian: San Francisco Bay Area
  • Indonesian: Wilayah Teluk San Francisco
  • Italian: Bay Area
  • Italian: San Francisco Bay Area
  • Japanese: Bay Area
  • Japanese: サンフランシスコ・ベイエリア
  • Japanese: ベイエリア
  • Korean: 샌프란시스코 만 지역
  • Korean: 샌프란시스코 베이에리어
  • Korean: 샌프란시스코 베이 에리어
  • Korean: 샌프란시스코베이에어리어
  • Korean: 샌프란시스코 베이 에어리어
  • Korean: 샌프란시스코 베이 에이리어
  • Korean: 서가주
  • Korean: 서부 캘리포니아
  • Korean: 서부 캘리포니아 주
  • Korean: 서캘리포니아
  • Korean: 웨스턴 캘리포니아
  • Korean: 웨스턴캘리포니아
  • Korean: 캘리포니아 서부
  • Korean: 캘리포니아 주 서부
  • Latin: Regio Sinuosa Franciscopolis
  • Macedonian: Заливска област
  • Macedonian: Заливска област на Сан Франциско
  • Malay: Kawasan Teluk San Francisco
  • Malay: San Francisco Bay Area
  • Malayalam: സാൻ ഫ്രാൻസിസ്കോ ബേ ഏരിയ
  • Nepali: सान फ्रान्सिस्को बे एरिया
  • Norwegian: San Francisco Bay Area
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Bay Area
  • Norwegian Bokmål: San Francisco Bay Area
  • Persian: بی اریا
  • Persian: خلیج بی اریا
  • Persian: منطقه خلیج سانفرانسیسکو
  • Persian: منطقه خلیج سان فرانسیسکو
  • Persian: منطقهٔ خلیج سانفرانسیسکو
  • Polish: San Francisco Bay Area
  • Portuguese: Bay Area
  • Portuguese: Região da baía de São Francisco
  • Portuguese: Área da baía de São Francisco
  • Romanian: San Francisco Bay Area
  • Russian: Область залива Сан-Франциско
  • Scots: San Francisco Bay Area
  • Serbian: Zalivska oblast San Franciska
  • Serbian: Заливска област Сан Франциска
  • Serbian: заливска област Сан Франциска
  • Serbo-Croatian: Područje Zaljeva San Francisca
  • Serbo-Croatian: San Francisco Bay Area
  • Serbo-Croatian: Zalivska oblast San Franciska
  • Serbo-Croatian: Zaljevska oblast San Francisca
  • Slovak: San Francisco Bay Area
  • South Azerbaijani: سان فرانسیسکو بای آری
  • Spanish: Area Metropolitana de San Francisco
  • Spanish: Area de la Bahía de San Francisco
  • Spanish: Area de la bahia de San Francisco
  • Spanish: Area metropolitana de San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
  • Spanish: Bay Area
  • Spanish: San Francisco Bay Area
  • Spanish: Área Metropolitana de San Francisco
  • Spanish: Área de la Bahía de San Francisco
  • Spanish: Área de la bahia de San Francisco
  • Spanish: Área metropolitana de San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
  • Swedish: Bay Area
  • Swedish: San Francisco Bay Area
  • Swedish: The Bay Area
  • Tamil: சான் பிரான்சிஸ்கோ விரிகுடாப் பகுதி
  • Turkish: San Francisco Bay Area
  • Turkish: San Francisco Körfez Bölgesi
  • Ukrainian: Бей Ареа
  • Ukrainian: Метрополія Затоки
  • Ukrainian: Метрополія затоки Сан-Франциско
  • Ukrainian: Сан-Франциско (метрополія затоки)
  • Ukrainian: Територія затоки Сан-Франциско
  • Urdu: خلیج سان فرانسسکو علاقہ
  • Vietnamese: Khu vực vịnh Cựu Kim Sơn
  • Vietnamese: Khu vực vịnh San Francisco
  • Vietnamese: Khu vực vịnh Xăng Phăng
  • Vietnamese: Vùng Vịnh Cựu Kim Sơn
  • Vietnamese: Vùng Vịnh San Francisco
  • Vietnamese: Vùng Vịnh Xăng Phăng
  • Wu Chinese: 旧金山湾区
  • Yue Chinese: 三藩市灣區
  • Агломерація Сан-Франциської затоки

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