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This article is aboot the ceety in Californie. For ither uisses, see San Diego (disambiguation).
San Diego
Ceety
City of San Diego
Images frae top, left tae richt: San Diego Skyline, Coronado Bridge, museum in Balboa Park, Serra Museum in Presidio Park an the Old Point Loma lighthouse

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Nickname(s): America's Finest City
Motto: Semper Vigilans (Laitin for "Iver Vigilant")
Location o San Diego
athin San Diego Coonty
San Diego is located in United States
San Diego
San Diego
Location in the Unitit States
Coordinates: 32°42′54″N 117°09′45″W / 32.71500°N 117.16250°W / 32.71500; -117.16250
Kintra Unitit States
State Californie
Coonty San Diego
Foondit 16 Julie 1769
Incorporated 27 Mairch 1850
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Body San Diego City Council
 • Mayor Jerry Sanders
 • Ceety Attorney Jan Goldsmith
 • City Council memmers
Area[1]
 • Ceety 372.398 sq mi (964.506 km2)
 • Land 325.188 sq mi (842.233 km2)
 • Water 47.210 sq mi (122.273 km2)  12.68%
Elevation 72–400 ft (22 m)
Population (Census 2010)
 • Ceety 1,301,617
 • Rank 1st in San Diego Coonty
2nt in Californie
8t in the Unitit States
 • Density 4,003/sq mi (1,545.4/km2)
 • Metro 3,095,313
Demonym San Diegan
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 92101-92117, 92119-92124, 92126-92140, 92142, 92145, 92147, 92149-92155, 92158-92172, 92174-92177, 92179, 92182, 92184, 92186, 92187, 92190-92199
Area code(s) 619, 858
FIPS code 66000
GNIS feature ID 1661377
Website www.sandiego.gov

San Diego (pronounced /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/), named efter Saunt Didacus (Spainyie: Diego de Alcalá), is the aicht-lairgest ceety in the Unitit States an seicont-lairgest ceety in Californie, efter Los Angeles, wi a population o 1,306,300 (Jul 2009) athin its admeenistrative limits on a land aurie o 372.1 square miles (963.7 km2). The ceety is locatit on the coast o the Paceefic Ocean in Soothren Californie. The urban aurie o San Diego extends ayont the admeenistrative ceety limits wi a population o 2,880,000. San Diego is an aa the coonty seat o San Diego Coonty[2], the 5t lairgest coonty, bi population, in the Unitit States.

The ceety is the economic centre o the San Diego–Carlsbad–San Marcos metropolitan aurie considered congruent wi the coonty. The ceety wis ratit the fift-best place tae live in the Unitit States in 2006 bi Money magazine. Accordin tae Forbes magazine, San Diego is the fift-wealthiest ceety in the Unitit States an the 9t safest ceety in the top 10 leet o safest ceeties in the U.S.[3] San Diego's top four industries are manufacturing, defense, tourism, and agriculture.[4] San Diego's economy is lairgely composed o agricultur, biotechnology/biosciences, computer sciences, electronics manufacturin, defense-relatit manufacturin, financial an business services, ship repair, ship construction, software development, telecommunications, wireless research, an tourism. The presence o the University of California, San Diego, (UCSD) wi the affiliatit UCSD Medical Center promotes research in biotechnology.[5] San Diego is an aa designatit as an iHub Innovation Center bi umwhile Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Office o Economic Development.[6][7]

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

View o Coronado an San Diego frae the air

San Diego haes fifteen sister ceeties, as designatit bi Sister Cities International:[8]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. U.S. Census
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. Clemence, Sara (October 28, 2005). "Richest Cities In The U.S.". Forbes. Retrieved April 22, 2009. 
  4. "City of San Diego website: Economic Development". Sandiego.gov. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  5. Doyle, Monica (February 5, 2004). "UCSD Extension Awarded A $150,000 Grant For Biotechnology Collaboration With Israel". UCSD News. Retrieved April 22, 2009. 
  6. http://www.business.ca.gov/Portals/0/AdditionalResources/Reports/iHub%20Writeups-San%20Diego.pdf
  7. Videos - San Diego: Global Center of Health Care Innovation - West Wireless Health Institute
  8. "Online Directory: California, USA". Sister Cities International. Archived from the original on 2008-01-16. Retrieved April 22, 2009. 
  9. "Miasta partnerskie Warszawy". um.warszawa.pl. Biuro Promocji Miasta. 2005-05-04. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  10. "Eight Cities/Six Ports: Yokohama's Sister Cities/Sister Ports". Yokohama Convention & Visitiors Bureau. Retrieved 2009-07-18.