San Francisco, California, United States Information And Events

San Francisco California, United States Information And Events
Also Known As:
Frisco, The City, Baghdad by the Bay, SF, The City by the Bay, Esseff
Location: California, United States
Official Website:
Coordinates: 37.7833° N, 122.4167° W

San Francisco Fun Facts

Sample list of tourist attractions in San Francisco:

  • Alcatraz Island
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Lombard Street
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Coit Tower
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Presidio of San Francisco
  • Baker Beach
  • Crissy Field
  • San Francisco Ferry Building
  • Twin Peaks
  • Union Square
  • Angel Island
  • San Francisco cable car system
  • Camera Obscura
  • San Francisco City Hall
  • Ghirardelli Square
  • Chinatown
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
  • Museum of the African Diaspora
  • Cartoon Art Museum
  • San Francisco Railway Museum
  • San Francisco Fire Department Museum
  • Musée Mécanique
  • Exploratorium
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum
  • St. Regis Museum Tower
  • Haas-Lilienthal House
  • Japanese Tea Garden
  • Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Palace of the Legion of Honor
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • Consulate General of Mexico, San Francisco

The san francisco is ranked among the top-five medical schools in the United States and operates the UCSF Medical Center, which ranks among the top 15 hospitals in the country.

Population of San Francisco was 812,826 in the year 2011.

Because of these characteristics, San Francisco is ranked the second "most walkable" city in the U.S.

Sample list of famous events happened in San Francisco:

  • NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament- West Regional Quarterfinals
  • San Francisco earthquake
  • NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament- West Regional Semifinals
  • West Coast waterfront strike
  • NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
  • Preparedness Day Bombing
  • Oregon-Oklahoma 1939 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Game
  • Zodiac Killings
  • Folsom Street Fair
  • Leather Week
  • Gay Games
  • Tour of California
  • Web 2.0 Conference (2004)
  • Panama–Pacific International Exposition
  • Up Your Alley Fair
  • Golden Dragon massacre
  • Moscone–Milk assassinations
  • California Street shooting
  • White Night riots
  • March 2012 Apple Product Launch Event
  • WWDC 2012
  • Republican National Convention
  • World Series
  • Shnit International Short Film Festival
  • GLAAD Media Awards
  • San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • America's Cup
  • Nebula Awards
  • R/V Atlantis (AGOR-25), Cruise AT26-05, 2013-08-31 to 2013-09-20
  • Hugo Awards
  • Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Awards
  • San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival
  • GDC 2011
  • Google bus protests
  • San Francisco International Film Festival

The historic center of San Francisco is the northeast quadrant of the city anchored by Market Street and the waterfront.

There were 350,912 addresses in San Francisco in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The government of San Francisco is a charter city and is constituted of two co-equal branches.

Sample list of fictional characters born in San Francisco:

  • Hikaru Sulu ( from "Star Trek" )
  • Piper Halliwell ( from "Charmed" )
  • Wyatt Halliwell ( from "Charmed" )
  • Chris Halliwell ( from "Charmed" )
  • Prue Halliwell ( from "Charmed" )
  • Phoebe Halliwell ( from "Charmed" )

Sample list of newspapers published in San Francisco:

  • California Star
  • The San Francisco Examiner
  • San Francisco Business Times
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Sing Tao Daily
  • Bay Area Reporter
  • San Francisco Call
  • San Francisco Bay Times
  • AsianWeek
  • Street Sheet
  • San Francisco Bay View
  • The Golden Era
  • The Daily Alta California
  • Free Society
  • San Francisco Foghorn
  • San Francisco Daily
  • Synapse
  • San Francisco News-Call Bulletin Newspaper
  • Dock of the Bay

There are more than 220 parks maintained by the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department.

San Francisco is in the Pacific Time Zone.

San Francisco's geo-coordinates are 37.7833° N, 122.4167° W.

Sample list of books written and focused on San Francisco:

  • "Herb Caen's San Francisco: 1976-1991"
  • "Only in San Francisco"
  • "Don't Call it Frisco"
  • "7th Heaven"
  • "The Maltese Falcon"
  • "1st to Die"
  • "2nd Chance"
  • "Blue Light"
  • "To Play the Fool"
  • "With Child"
  • "The 6th Target"
  • "The Basic Eight"
  • "The Way Some People Die"
  • "Zodiac"
  • "The Art of Detection"
  • "Night Work"
  • "Michael Tolliver Lives"
  • "And the Sea Will Tell"
  • "Tales of the City"
  • "Further Tales of the City"
  • "Sister Noon"
  • "Locked Rooms"
  • "Oh the Glory of It All"
  • "The Mayor of Castro Street"
  • "The Barbary Coast"
  • "Dynamite road"
  • "Shotgun Alley"
  • "The earth dragon awakes"
  • "The lost garden"
  • "Child of the Owl"
  • "The Lights of Earth"
  • "3rd Degree"
  • "Nightcrawlers"
  • "Scenarios"
  • "Crazybone"
  • "The Crimes of Jordan Wise"
  • "Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services"
  • "The vanished"
  • "Savages"
  • "Spook: A "Nameless Detective" Novel"
  • "Bleeders"
  • "Bindlestiff"
  • "Mourners"
  • "Hollow city"
  • "Between lovers"
  • "The Ever-Running Man"
  • "The McCone Files"
  • "Dead midnight"
  • "Till The Butchers Cut Him Down"
  • "The Broken Promise Land"

On January 14, 2014, Supervisor Jane Kim introduced Vision Zero, a proposal to eliminate all traffic fatalities in San Francisco by 2024.

Sample list of people who were the mayor of San Francisco:

  • Edwin M. Lee ( Current Mayor, from 11 Jan 2011 )
  • Gavin Newsom ( Mayor, from 03 Jan 2004 to 10 Jan 2011 )
  • Willie Brown ( Mayor, from 08 Jan 1996 to 08 Jan 2004 )
  • Dianne Feinstein ( Mayor, from 04 Dec 1978 to 07 Jan 1988 )
  • John Shelley ( Mayor, from 08 Jan 1964 to 07 Jan 1968 )
  • James D. Phelan ( Mayor, from 04 Jan 1897 to 07 Jan 1902 )
  • Adolph Sutro ( Mayor, from 07 Jan 1895 to 03 Jan 1897 )
  • Frank McCoppin ( Mayor, from 02 Dec 1867 to 05 Dec 1869 )

The san francisco is administered by Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, which also operates the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park.

List of San Francisco's nicknames:

  • Frisco
  • The City
  • Baghdad by the Bay
  • SF
  • The City by the Bay
  • Esseff

San Francisco is located on the West Coast of the United States at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula and includes significant stretches of the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay within its boundaries.

San Francisco is about 600.60 square kilometers with a population of 812,826 in the year 2011.

There were about 73,217 mortgages in San Francisco in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

With over 30 international financial institutions, six Fortune 500 companies, and a large support infrastructure of professional services—including law, public relations, architecture and design—San Francisco is designated as an Alpha(-) World City, and is ranked in 10th place among the top global financial centers.

There were about 1,473 foreclosures in San Francisco in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

In 2012, San Francisco was ranked #1 among America's Best Baseball cities.

With a population density of 17,160 per square mile (6,632/km2), San Francisco is the second-most densely populated major American city (among cities greater than 200,000 population).

The major daily newspaper in San Francisco is the San Francisco Chronicle, which is currently Northern California's most widely circulated newspaper.

San Francisco's official website is

The Port of San Francisco was once the largest and busiest seaport on the West Coast.

Sample list of films shot in San Francisco:

  • Bullitt ( starring Steve McQueen as Bullitt, Robert Vaughn as Chalmers, Jacqueline Bisset as Cathy )
  • Vertigo ( starring James Stewart as John Ferguson, Kim Novak as Madeleine Elster, Barbara Bel Geddes as Midge Wood )
  • The Last Waltz
  • The Pursuit of Happyness ( starring Will Smith as Christopher Gardner, Dan Castellaneta as Alan Frakesh, Jaden Smith as Christopher )
  • Foul Play ( starring Chevy Chase as Tony Carlson, Goldie Hawn as Gloria Mundy, Burgess Meredith as Mr. Hennessey )
  • So I Married an Axe Murderer ( starring Mike Myers as Charlie Mackenzie, Nancy Travis as Harriet Michaels, Anthony LaPaglia as Tony Giardino )
  • 40 Days and 40 Nights ( starring Josh Hartnett as Matt Sullivan, Shannyn Sossamon as Erica Sutton, Terry Chen as Neil )
  • Tales of the City ( starring Donald Moffat, Chloe Webb, Olympia Dukakis )
  • A View to a Kill ( starring Roger Moore as James Bond, Grace Jones as May Day, Christopher Walken as Max Zorin )
  • Dirty Harry ( starring Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan, Harry Guardino as Police Lt. Al Bressler, Reni Santoni as Police Inspector Chico Gonzalez )
  • Time After Time ( starring Malcolm McDowell as H.G. Wells, David Warner as Stevenson, Mary Steenburgen as Amy Robbins )
  • Big Trouble in Little China ( starring Kurt Russell as Jack Burton, Kim Cattrall as Gracie Law, James Hong as Lo-Pan )
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers ( starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams as Elizabeth Driscoll, Jeff Goldblum as Jack Bellicec )
  • The Doctor ( starring William Hurt as Dr. Jack MacKee, Elizabeth Perkins as June Ellis, Charlie Korsmo as Nicky MacKee )
  • The Maltese Falcon ( starring Mary Astor as Ruth Wonderly, Peter Lorre as Joel Cairo, Gladys George as Iva Archer )
  • The Towering Inferno ( starring Steve McQueen, Paul Newman as Doug Roberts, Faye Dunaway )
  • Magnum Force ( starring Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan, Hal Holbrook as Lt. Neil Briggs, Mitchell Ryan as Officer Charlie McCoy )
  • The Dead Pool ( starring Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan, Slash as Musician at Funeral #1, Michael E. Burgess as Bar Patron )
  • The Enforcer ( starring Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman )
  • Sudden Impact ( starring Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan, Sondra Locke as Jennifer Spencer, Michael Currie as Lt. Donnelly )
  • After the Thin Man ( starring Myrna Loy as Nora Charles, William Powell as Nick Charles, Elissa Landi as Selma )
  • Metro ( starring Eddie Murphy as Insp. Scott Roper, Michael Wincott as Michael Korda, Michael Rapaport as Kevin McCall )
  • The Rock ( starring Sean Connery as John Patrick Mason, Nicolas Cage as Dr. Stanley Goodspeed, Ed Harris as Brigadier General Francis X. Hummel, USMC )
  • The Heartbreak Kid ( starring Michelle Monaghan as Miranda, Ben Stiller as Eddie Cantrow, Jerry Stiller as Doc )
  • Koyaanisqatsi ( starring Lou Dobbs )
  • Freebie and the Bean ( starring Alan Arkin as Bean, James Caan as Freebie, Loretta Swit as Meyers' Wife )
  • The Game ( starring Michael Douglas as Nicholas Van Orton, Sean Penn as Conrad Van Orton, Deborah Kara Unger as Christine )
  • Pacific Heights ( starring Michael Keaton, Matthew Modine, Melanie Griffith as Patty Palmer )
  • The Conversation ( starring Gene Hackman as Harry Caul, John Cazale as Stanley, Allen Garfield as Bernie Moran )
  • Milk ( starring Sean Penn as Harvey Milk, James Franco as Scott Smith, Emile Hirsch as Cleve Jones )
  • The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
  • Bedazzled ( starring Brendan Fraser as Elliot Richards, Elizabeth Hurley as Devil, Frances O'Connor as Alison Gardner )
  • EDtv ( starring Jenna Elfman as Shari, Dennis Hopper as Henry 'Hank' Pekurny, Elizabeth Hurley as Jill )
  • Desperate Measures ( starring Brian Cox as Captain Jeremiah Cassidy, Michael Keaton as Peter McCabe, Marcia Gay Harden as Dr. Samantha Hawkins )
  • Mrs. Doubtfire ( starring Robin Williams as Euphegenia Doubtfire, Sally Field as Miranda Hillard, Pierce Brosnan as Stuart 'Stu' Dunmeyer )
  • Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles ( starring Christian Slater as Daniel Molloy, Antonio Banderas as Armand, Tom Cruise as Lestat de Lioncourt )
  • The Birds ( starring Rod Taylor as Mitch Brenner, Jessica Tandy as Lydia Brenner, Suzanne Pleshette as Annie Hayworth )
  • 48 Hrs. ( starring Nick Nolte as Jack Cates, Eddie Murphy as Reggie Hammond, Annette O'Toole as Elaine )
  • Mondo Topless ( starring Babette Bardot, Darlene Gray, Pat Barrington )
  • Fruit Fly ( starring H.P. Mendoza )
  • Basic Instinct ( starring Michael Douglas as Nick Curran, Sharon Stone as Catherine Tramell, George Dzundza as Gus )
  • Dream with the Fishes ( starring David Arquette as Terry, Brad Hunt, Cathy Moriarty )
  • Beyond the Door ( starring Juliet Mills as Jessica Barrett, Richard Johnson as Dimitri, Gabriele Lavia as Robert Barrett )
  • Road Trip Vol. 11 - San Francisco ( starring Lance Howard, Jesse Swift, Caleb Moore )
  • Close to Home
  • Sorry, Thanks ( starring Donovan Baddley, Andrew Bujalski, Kenya Miles )
  • High Anxiety ( starring Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn as Victoria Brisbane, Cloris Leachman as Nurse Diesel )
  • My Movie Girl ( starring Adam Bronstein as Adam, Mackenzie Firgens as Vivian, Heather Barberie as Pearl )
  • Rock Haven ( starring Sean Hoagland as Brady, Owen Alabado as Clifford, Laura Jane Coles as Marty )
  • Baby Jane? ( starring Matthew Martin as Baby Jane Hudson, J. Conrad Frank as Blanche, Alotta Boutte as Elvira )

Sample list of famous people who were born in San Francisco:

  • David Strathairn ( Actor )
  • Eric Dane ( Actor )
  • William Gaxton ( Actor )
  • Ashlie Brillault ( Actor )
  • Bill Bixby ( Actor, Television Director, Television producer, Film Director and Film Producer )
  • BD Wong ( Actor and Voice Actor )
  • Justin Whalin ( Actor and Presenter )
  • Leslie Mann ( Actor and Voice Actor )
  • Alicia Silverstone ( Model, Actor, Television producer, Author, Activist, Film Producer and Voice Actor )
  • Lisa Bonet ( Actor and Film Director )
  • Paula Raymond ( Actor and Model )
  • Stafford Repp ( Actor )
  • Anna Maria Perez de Taglé ( Actor, Singer and Dancer )
  • Paul Bostaph ( Musician and Drummer )
  • Paul Black ( Singer )
  • David Miller ( Politician )
  • Monica Lewinsky ( Entrepreneur, Businessperson and Psychologist )
  • Jack Vance ( Writer and Novelist )
  • Johnny Weissmuller, Jr. ( Actor and Stevedore )
  • Robert McNamara ( Businessperson )
  • Gordon Moore ( Entrepreneur, Chemist, Businessperson and Computer Scientist )
  • Daniel Handler ( Screenwriter, Writer, Novelist, Author, Accordionist, Musician and Songwriter )
  • Mel Blanc ( Comedian, Voice and Actor )
  • Charles Lane ( Actor and Voice Actor )
  • Vince Guaraldi ( Jazz Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer and Pianist )
  • John Young ( Astronaut and United States naval aviator )
  • Pat Sheehan ( Nude Glamour Model and Actor )
  • June Blair ( Nude Glamour Model, Model and Actor )
  • Liz Stewart ( Nude Glamour Model and Actor )
  • Victoria Vetri ( Actor and Model )
  • Jon Miller ( Announcer, Actor and Film Producer )
  • Patty Hearst ( Actor )
  • Gavin Newsom ( Politician )
  • O. J. Simpson ( American football player, Actor and Film Producer )
  • William Randolph Hearst ( Politician, Film Producer and Publisher )
  • Clint Eastwood ( Film Director, Politician, Composer, Actor, Film Producer, Pianist, Film Score Composer, Television producer, Businessperson and Investor )
  • John Kinsella
  • William Newsom ( Judge )
  • David Stafford ( Programmer )
  • William Newsom, Sr.
  • Sophia Novick-Prucher
  • Jack London ( Sailor, Journalist, Author, Screenwriter, Novelist and Essayist )
  • Anna Clark ( Nude Glamour Model )
  • Denise Michele ( Nude Glamour Model )
  • Christopher Langan ( Bouncer )
  • William E. Dargie
  • Pete Carroll ( American Football coach, American football player, Coach and Athlete )
  • Richard Serra ( Artist )
  • Aaron Taylor ( American football player )
  • Mario J. Ciampi ( Architect )

The san francisco moved to its current building in the South of Market neighborhood in 1995 and now attracts more than 600,000 visitors annually.

List of airports near San Francisco:

  • San Francisco International Airport

Here are average temperatures and rainfall of San Francisco by month ( based on last 5 years ) :

Min Temp (°C)Max Temp (°C)Rainfall (mm)

San Francisco (Spanish for "Saint Francis") was founded on June 29, 1776, when colonists from Spain established a fort at the Golden Gate and a mission named for St.

List of sports teams from San Francisco:

  • San Francisco Giants ( Baseball )
  • San Francisco 49ers ( American football )
  • Golden Gate Wrestling Club ( Wrestling )
  • Jam ( Ultimate )
  • San Francisco Dons men's basketball ( Basketball )
  • San Francisco Fog RFC ( Rugby union )

You can get to San Francisco by air, train and/or bus:

  • You can take a plane and go to:
    • San Francisco International Airport
    • Oakland International Airport
  • You can take a train and go to:
    • Oakland Coliseum Station
    • Emeryville Amtrak Station
    • San Francisco 4th and King Street Station
  • You can take a bus and go to:
    • San Francisco Transbay Terminal

military built Fort Point at the Golden Gate and a fort on Alcatraz Island to secure the San Francisco Bay.

There were 329,850 households in San Francisco in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The unemployment rate of San Francisco was 5.34% in the year 2008.

San Francisco is located in California, United States of America.

The san francisco is also classified as part of the greater 12-county San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area, whose population is over 8.4 million, making it the fifth-largest in the United States as of 2013.

Sample list of fictional characters lived in San Francisco:

  • Chloe King ( from "The Nine Lives of Chloe King" )
  • Mr. Wong ( from "Murder By The Dozen" )

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