San Francisco

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The centerpiece of the Bay Area, San Francisco is one of the most visited cities in the world, and with good reason. The cultural center of northern , San Francisco is renowned for its mixture of scenic beauty and unique culture that makes it one of the most vibrant and desirable cities in the nation, if not the world.

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With some of the most beautiful scenery and intact natural environments in the city, the area is the spectacular northern tip of the peninsula.

in combines two adjoining neighbors, both of which are among the city's most popular immigrant neighborhoods.

As the name implies, the Civic Center is the primary center of government within , housing many important civic institutions.

's most popular destination among travelers, is the tourist center of the city.


Lush Golden Gate Park, foggy Sunset, hilly Richmond, and the steep cliffs of Lands End make up of western .

is an area of Downtown , made up of two neighborhoods: the bustling shopping and theater district surrounding Union Square, and the central business district where Market Street meets the bay.

, short for South of Market, is San Francisco's urban renewal district and an extension …

The District is a district of noted for its ethnic diversity, in particular the neighborhood's large Hispanic community.

The is a district of running along Street and the famous center of San Francisco's hippie community, with a multitude of eclectic stores, coffee shops, and art that reflects this fact.

Atop the hills overlooking the bay and bustling downtown are two adjacent neighborhoods famed for their wealth, panoramic views, and the historic cable cars which still climb the steep streets of the area.

A mostly residential area of , stretches west from downtown's area to Arguello Boulevard north of the Panhandle parkway.

The colorful Castro is the famous gay center of , a vibrant and historic neighborhood full of businesses geared towards the city's LGBT community.

Southwestern is made up of several hilly neighborhoods that include some of the city's highest peaks, beautiful parkland, and tranquil neighborhoods tucked in the hillsides, where you'll find spectacular views and quiet parks.

is made up of several mostly residential neighborhoods of  …

, just south of the of , is a cute, eclectic neighborhood that was once very working class, but is becoming quickly gentrified.

San Francisco

  • Location: , , ,
  • Population: 871,000
  • Abbreviation: SF
  • Postal codes: 94102-94105, 94107-94112, 94114-94127, 94129-94134, 94137, 94139-94147, 94151, 94159-94161, 94163, 94164, 94172, 94177 and 94188
  • IATA airport code: SFO
  • United Nations Location Code: US SFO
  • Latitude: 37.7792° or 37° 46' 45.2" north
  • Longitude: -122.4193° or 122° 25' 9.5" west
  • Elevation: 52 feet (16 meters)
  • Neighbors: , , , and
  • GeoNames ID: 5391959

Other Names for San Francisco

  • Arabic: سان فرانسيسكو
  • Armenian: Սան Ֆրանցիսկո
  • Azerbaijani: San-Fransisko
  • Basque: San Frantzisko
  • Belarusian: Сан-Францыска
  • Bengali: সান ফ্রান্সিস্কো
  • Bishnupriya: সান ফ্রান্সিসকো কাউন্টি
  • Bulgarian: Сан Франциско
  • Burmese: ဆန်ဖရန်စစ္စကိုမြို့
  • Central Kurdish: سان فرانسیسکۆ
  • Chechen: Сан-Франциско
  • Chinese: 旧金山
  • Chuvash: Сан-Франциско
  • Eastern Mari: Сан-Франциско
  • Egyptian Arabic: سان فرانسيسكو
  • English: Frisco
  • Esperanto: San-Francisko
  • Esperanto: Sanfrancisko
  • Extremaduran: San Franciscu
  • French: San Francisco
  • Gan Chinese: 舊金山
  • Georgian: სან-ფრანცისკო
  • German: San Francisco
  • Greek: Σαν Φρανσίσκο
  • Hakka Chinese: Khiu-kîm-sân
  • Hawaiian: Kapalakiko
  • Hebrew: סן פרנסיסקו
  • Hindi: सैन फ्रांसिस्को
  • Italian: San Francisco
  • Japanese: サンフランシスコ
  • Karachay-Balkar: Сан-Франциско
  • Kazakh: Сан Франсиско
  • Korean: 샌프란
  • Korean: 샌프란시스코
  • Latin: Franciscopolis
  • Latvian: Sanfrancisko
  • Lithuanian: San Fransiskas
  • Macedonian: Сан Франциско
  • Malayalam: സാൻ ഫ്രാൻസിസ്കോ
  • Marathi: सॅन फ्रान्सिस्को
  • Mingrelian: სან-ფრანცისკო
  • Mongolian: Сан-Франциско
  • Newari: स्यान फ्रान्सिस्को
  • Ossetian: Сан-Франциско
  • Panjabi: ਸੈਨ ਫਰਾਂਸਿਸਕੋ
  • Persian: سان فرانسیسکو
  • Portuguese: San Francisco
  • Portuguese: São Francisco
  • Romanian: Сан Франциско
  • Russian: Сан-Франциско
  • Serbian: Сан Франциско
  • Sicilian: San Franciscu
  • Sinhala: සැන් ෆ්‍රැන්සිස්කෝ
  • Spanish: San Francisco
  • Tagalog: Lungsod ng San Francisco
  • Tamil: சான் பிரான்சிஸ்கோ
  • Tatar: Сан-Франциско
  • Telugu: శాన్ ఫ్రాన్సిస్కో
  • Thai: ซานฟรานซิสโก
  • Tibetan: སན་ཧྥུ་རན་སིས་ཁོ
  • Uighur: San Fransisko
  • Ukrainian: Сан-Франциско
  • Ukrainian: Сан-Франціско
  • Urdu: سان فرانسسکو
  • Uzbek: San Fransisko
  • Veps: San Francisko
  • Western Frisian: San Fransisko
  • Western Panjabi: سان فرانسسکو
  • Wu Chinese: 旧金山
  • Yakut: Сан Франсиско
  • Yiddish: סאן פראנציסקא
  • Yue Chinese: 三藩市
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