San Francisco

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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Popular Destinations

With some of the most beautiful scenery and intact natural environments in the city, the area is the spectacular northern tip of the San Francisco peninsula. Photo: Kevin Cole, CC BY 2.0.

in San Francisco combines two adjoining neighbors, both of which are among the city's most popular immigrant neighborhoods. Photo: Dschwen, CC BY-SA 3.0.

As the name implies, the Civic Center is the primary center of government within San Francisco, housing many important civic institutions. Photo: Almonroth, CC BY-SA 3.0.

San Francisco's most popular destination among travelers, is the tourist center of the city. Photo: Miskatonic, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Notable Places in the Area

Tourist attraction
The at 600 Montgomery Street between Clay and Washington Streets in the… Photo: Dschwen, CC BY-SA 2.5.

The is a modern art museum located in San Francisco, . Photo: Magnus Manske, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Tourism location
, formerly Bank of America Center, is a 52-story 779 ft skyscraper in San Francisco, . Photo: Chris Yunker, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Tourist attraction
In American architecture, are Victorian and Edwardian houses and buildings repainted, starting in the 1960s, in three or more colors that embellish or enhance their architectural details. Photo: King of Hearts, CC BY-SA 3.0.


Lush Golden Gate Park, foggy Sunset, hilly Richmond, and the steep cliffs of Lands End make up of western San Francisco. Photo: Jmabel, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is an area of Downtown San Francisco, 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. Photo: Almonroth, CC BY-SA 3.0.

, short for South of Market, is San Francisco's urban renewal district and an extension… Photo: Dschwen, CC BY-SA 2.5.

The District is a district of San Francisco noted for its ethnic diversity, in particular the neighborhood's large Hispanic community. Photo: Tim Bartel, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The is a district of San Francisco 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. Photo: Dschwen, CC BY-SA 2.5.

A mostly residential area of San Francisco, stretches west from downtown's area to Arguello Boulevard north of the Panhandle parkway. Photo: Bgag, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Atop the hills overlooking the bay and bustling downtown San Francisco are two adjacent neighborhoods famed for their wealth, panoramic views, and the historic cable cars which still climb the steep streets of the area. Photo: Antoinetav, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Southwestern San Francisco 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. Photo: Dschwen, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The colorful Castro is the famous gay center of San Francisco, a vibrant and historic neighborhood full of businesses geared towards the city's LGBT community. Photo: brian kusler, CC BY 2.0.

is made up of several mostly residential neighborhoods of San Francisco… Photo: Eric Fredericks, CC BY-SA 2.0.

, just south of the of San Francisco, is a cute, eclectic neighborhood that was once very working class, but is becoming quickly gentrified. Photo: Octoferret, CC BY-SA 2.5.

Localities in the Area

is a neighborhood in the central part of San Francisco, California. Photo: Yaman32, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a neighborhood in the northwest corner of San Francisco, , developed initially in the late 19th century. Photo: Octoferret, Public domain.

The is a neighborhood in downtown San Francisco, in the flatlands on the southern slope of , situated between the shopping district to the northeast and the office district to the southwest. Photo: Jjron, GFDL.

San Francisco

37.7792° or 37° 46' 45.2" north
-122.4193° or 122° 25' 9.5" west
IATA airport code
United Nations Location Code
52 feet (16 metres)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 26819236
Geo­Names ID
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: San Francisco
  • Afrikaans: San Francisco
  • Albanian: San Francisco
  • Albanian: San Francisko
  • Amharic: ሳን ፍራንሲስኰ
  • Arabic: San Francisco
  • Arabic: سان فرانسيسكو
  • Arabic: مقاطعة سان فرانسيسكو، كاليفورنيا
  • Arabic: مقاطعه سان فرانسيسكو، كاليفورنيا
  • Aragonese: San Francisco
  • Armenian: Սան Ֆրանսիսքօ
  • Armenian: Սան Ֆրանցիսկո
  • Arpitan: San Francisco
  • Asturian: Frisco
  • Asturian: San Francisco, California
  • Asturian: San Francisco
  • Asturian: The Golden City
  • Azerbaijani: San-Fransisko
  • Bambara: San Francisco
  • Bashkir: Сан-Франциско
  • Basque: San Francisco (Kalifornia)
  • Basque: San Frantzisko (Kalifornia)
  • Basque: San Frantzisko
  • Bavarian: San Francisco
  • Belarusian: Сан-Францыска
  • Bengali: সানফ্রান্সিসকো
  • Bengali: সান ফ্রান্সিস্কো
  • Bhojpuri: सान फ्रान्सिस्को
  • Bhojpuri: सैन फ़्रांसिस्को
  • Bhojpuri: सैन फ्रांसिस्को
  • Bishnupriya: সান ফ্রান্সিসকো কাউন্টি, ক্যালিফোর্নিয়া
  • Bishnupriya: সান ফ্রান্সিসকো কাউন্টি
  • Bosnian: San Francisco
  • Breton: San Francisco
  • Bulgarian: Сан Франциско
  • Burmese: ဆန်ဖရန်စစ္စကိုမြို့
  • Catalan: Frisco
  • Catalan: San Francisco
  • Cebuano: San Francisco
  • Central Kurdish: سان فرانسیسکۆ
  • Chavacano: San Francisco
  • Chechen: Сан-Франциско
  • Cheyenne: San Francisco
  • Chinese: Kū-kim-soaⁿ
  • Chinese: 三藩市
  • Chinese: 圣佛朗西斯科
  • Chinese: 圣弗兰西斯科
  • Chinese: 圣弗朗西斯科
  • Chinese: 旧金山/三藩市/舊金山
  • Chinese: 旧金山
  • Chinese: 旧金山市
  • Chinese: 聖佛朗西斯科
  • Chinese: 聖弗朗西斯科
  • Chinese: 聖弗蘭西斯科
  • Chinese: 舊金山
  • Chinese: 舊金山市
  • Chuvash: Сан-Франциско
  • Cornish: San Francisco
  • Corsican: San Francisco
  • Crimean Tatar: San Frantsisko
  • Croatian: San Francisco, California
  • Croatian: San Francisco, Kalifornija
  • Croatian: San Francisco
  • Czech: San Francisco
  • Danish: San Francisco
  • Dimli (individual language): San Francisco
  • Dotyali: सान फ्रान्सिस्को
  • Dutch: San Francisco
  • Eastern Mari: Сан-Франциско
  • Egyptian Arabic: سان فرانسيسكو
  • English: Baghdad by the Bay
  • English: City and County of San Francisco
  • English: Frisco
  • English: Paris of the West
  • English: SF
  • English: SFO
  • English: San Fran
  • English: San Francisco, California
  • English: San Francisco County, California
  • English: San Francisco County
  • English: The City by the Bay
  • English: The Golden City
  • Esperanto: San-Francisko
  • Esperanto: San Francisco
  • Esperanto: Sanfrancisko
  • Estonian: San Francisco
  • Extremaduran: San Franciscu
  • Faroese: San Francisco
  • Fijian: San Francisco
  • Finnish: San Francisco
  • French: City and County of San Francisco
  • French: Frisco
  • French: SF
  • French: San Fran
  • French: San Francisco
  • French: The City by the Bay
  • French: The Golden City
  • Galician: San Francisco
  • Gan Chinese: 舊金山
  • Georgian: სან-ფრანცისკო
  • German: San Francisco
  • Greek: Άγιος Φραγκίσκος
  • Greek: Η χρυσή πόλη
  • Greek: Σαν Φραν
  • Greek: Σαν Φρανσίσκο
  • Guarani: San Francisco (California)
  • Guarani: San Francisco
  • Gujarati: સેનફ્રાન્સિસ્કો
  • Haitian: San Francisco, Kalifòni
  • Haitian: San Francisco
  • Hakka Chinese: Khiu-kîm-sân
  • Hausa: Kapalakiko
  • Hausa: San Francisco
  • Hawaiian: Kapalakiko
  • Hebrew: סאן פרנסיסקו
  • Hebrew: סן פרנסיסקו
  • Hindi: सैन फ़्रांसिस्को
  • Hindi: सैन फ्रांसिस्को
  • Hungarian: San Francisco
  • Icelandic: San Francisco
  • Ido: San Francisco
  • Iloko: San Francisco
  • Indonesian: San Francisco
  • Ingush: Сан-Франциско
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): San Francisco
  • Interlingue: San Francisco
  • Irish: San Francisco
  • Italian: San Francisco
  • Japanese: サンフランシスコ
  • Japanese: サンフランシスコ市
  • Japanese: サン・フランシスコ
  • Javanese: San Francisco
  • Kabiyè: Sanfransiskoo
  • Kabyle: San Francisco
  • Kannada: ಸಾನ್ ಫ್ರಾನ್ಸಿಸ್ಕೊ
  • Kannada: ಸ್ಯಾನ್ ಫ್ರಾನ್ಸಿಸ್ಕೋ
  • Kannada: ಸ್ಯಾನ್ ‍ಫ್ರಾನ್‌ಸಿಸ್ಕೊ
  • Karachay-Balkar: Сан-Франциско
  • Kazakh: Алтын қала
  • Kazakh: Сан-Франциско
  • Kazakh: Сан-Франциско қаласы
  • Kazakh: Сан Франсиско
  • Kikuyu: San Francisco
  • Kirghiz: Сан-Франциско
  • Korean: 샌프란
  • Korean: 샌프란시스코
  • Kurdish: San Francisco
  • Ladino: San Francisco
  • Ladino: San Fransisko
  • Lao: San Francisco
  • Latin: Franciscopolis (California)
  • Latin: Franciscopolis
  • Latvian: Sanfrancisko
  • Limburgan: San Francisco
  • Lingala: San Francisco
  • Literary Chinese: 舊金山
  • Lithuanian: San Fransiskas
  • Lombard: San Francisco
  • Low German: San Francisco
  • Luxembourgish: San Francisco
  • Macedonian: Сан Франциско
  • Malagasy: San Francisco
  • Malay: San Francisco
  • Malayalam: സാൻ ഫ്രാൻസിസ്കോ
  • Manx: San Francisco
  • Maori: Hana Paraniko
  • Maori: San Francisco
  • Marathi: सॅन फ्रान्सिस्को
  • Min Dong Chinese: Gô-gĭng-săng
  • Min Nan Chinese: San Francisco
  • Mingrelian: სან-ფრანცისკო
  • Mongolian: Сан-Франциско
  • Nauru: San Francisco
  • Navajo: Naʼníʼá Hóneezí
  • Nepali: सान फ्रान्सिस्को
  • Nepali: स्यान फ्रान्सिस्को, क्यालिफोर्निया
  • Newari: स्यान फ्रान्सिस्को (क्यालिफोर्निया)
  • Newari: स्यान फ्रान्सिस्को, क्यालिफोर्निया
  • Newari: स्यान फ्रान्सिस्को
  • Northern Frisian: San Francisco
  • Northern Luri: سان‌ فرانسیسکو
  • Norwegian: San Francisco
  • Norwegian Bokmål: San Francisco
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: San Francisco
  • Occitan (post 1500): San Francisco
  • Ossetian: Сан-Франциско
  • Pampanga: San Francisco, California
  • Pampanga: San Francisco
  • Panjabi: ਸਾਨ ਫ਼ਰਾਂਸਿਸਕੋ
  • Panjabi: ਸੈਨ ਫਰਾਂਸਿਸਕੋ
  • Panjabi: ਸੈਨ ਫ਼ਰਾਂਸਿਸਕੋ
  • Papiamento: San Francisco, California
  • Papiamento: San Francisco
  • Pennsylvania German: San Francisco
  • Persian: سان فرانسیسکو
  • Piemontese: San Francisco
  • Polish: San Francisco
  • Portuguese: Cidade e Condado de São Francisco
  • Portuguese: San Francisco
  • Portuguese: São Francisco
  • Pushto: سان فرانسسکو
  • Quechua: San Francisco
  • Romanian: San Francisco
  • Romanian: Сан Франциско
  • Russian: Сан-Франциско
  • Santali: ᱥᱟᱱ ᱯᱷᱨᱟᱱᱥᱤᱥᱠᱳ
  • Sardinian: San Francisco
  • Saterfriesisch: San Francisco
  • Scots: San Francisco
  • Scottish Gaelic: San Francisco
  • Serbian: Сан Франциско
  • Serbo-Croatian: San Francisco
  • Sicilian: San Franciscu
  • Silesian: San Francisco
  • Sinhala: සැන් ෆ්‍රැන්සිස්කෝ
  • Slovak: San Francisco
  • Slovenian: San Francisco
  • Somali: San Fransisko
  • South Azerbaijani: سان فرانسیسکو
  • South Azerbaijani: سانفرانسیسکو
  • Spanish: San Francisco
  • Swahili: San Francisco
  • Swedish: SF
  • Swedish: SFO
  • Swedish: San Francisco, Kalifornien
  • Swedish: San Francisco
  • Swiss German: San Francisco
  • Tagalog: Lungsod ng San Francisco
  • Tagalog: San Francisco, California
  • Tagalog: San Francisco
  • Tahitian: San Francisco
  • Tajik: Сан-Франсиско
  • Tajik: Сан Франсиско
  • Tamil: சான் ஃபிரான்சிஸ்கோ
  • Tamil: சான் பிரான்சிசுக்கோ
  • Tamil: சான் பிரான்சிஸ்கோ
  • Tamil: சான் பிரான்ஸிஸ்கோ
  • Tamil: ஸேன் ஃப்ரான்ஸிஸ்கோ
  • Tatar: San-Frantsisko
  • Tatar: Сан-Франциско
  • Telugu: శాన్ ఫ్రాన్సిస్కో
  • Telugu: సాన్ ఫ్రాన్సిస్కో
  • Thai: ซานฟรานซิสโก
  • Tibetan: སན་ཧྥུ་རན་སིས་ཁོ
  • Tosk Albanian: San Francisco
  • Turkish: San Francisco, Kaliforniya
  • Turkish: San Francisco
  • Turkmen: San-Fransisko
  • Twi: San Francisco
  • Udmurt: Сан-Франциско
  • Uighur: San Fransisko
  • Ukrainian: Сан-Франциско
  • Ukrainian: Сан-Франціско
  • Urdu: سان فرانسسکو
  • Uzbek: San Francisco
  • Uzbek: San Fransisko
  • Venetian: San Francisco
  • Veps: San Francisko
  • Vietnamese: Cựu Kim Sơn
  • Vietnamese: San Francisco
  • Vietnamese: Xăng Phăng
  • Vlax Romani: San Francisco
  • Volapük: San Francisco
  • Waray (Philippines): San Francisco
  • Welsh: San Francisco
  • Western Armenian: Սան Ֆրանսիսքօ
  • Western Frisian: San Francisco
  • Western Frisian: San Fransisko
  • Western Mari: Сан-Франциско
  • Western Panjabi: سان فرانسسکو
  • Wu Chinese: 旧金山
  • Yakut: Сан Франсиско
  • Yiddish: סאן פראנציסקא
  • Yoruba: San Francisco
  • Yue Chinese: 三藩市
  • Yue Chinese: 舊金山大埠
  • New Albion
  • San Francisco, Karapōnia
  • San Fransisco
  • Yerba Buena
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