Chinatown, San Francisco

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Chinatown
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The Gateway Arch (Dragon Gate) on Grant Avenue at Bush Street in Chinatown
The Gateway Arch (Dragon Gate) on Grant Avenue at Bush Street in Chinatown
Chinatown is locatit in San Francisco
Chinatown
Chinatown
Location athin Central San Francisco
Coordinates: 37°47′41″N 122°24′26″W / 37.79472°N 122.40722°W / 37.79472; -122.40722Coordinates: 37°47′41″N 122°24′26″W / 37.79472°N 122.40722°W / 37.79472; -122.40722
Kintra  Unitit States
State  Californie
Ceety-coonty San Francisco
Govrenment
 • Supervisor Aaron Peskin
 • Assemblymember David Chiu (D)[1]
 • State senator Mark Leno (D)[1]
 • U. S. rep. Nancy Pelosi (D)[2]
Aurie[3]
 • Total 3.5 km2 (1.34 sq mi)
 • Laund 3.5 km2 (1.34 sq mi)
Population (2000)[3]
 • Tot 100,574
 • Density 28,979/km2 (75,055/sq mi)
Time zone Paceefic (UTC−8)
 • Simmer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
ZIP codes 94108, 94111, 94104, 94133
Aurie codes 415/628

The Chinatown centered on Grant Avenue an Stockton Street in San Francisco, Californie, (Cheenese: 唐人街; pinyin: tángrénjiē; Jyutping: tong4 jan4 gaai1) is the auldest Chinatown in North Americae an the lairgest Cheenese commonty ootside Asie. It is the auldest o the fower notable Chinatowns in the ceety.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10] Syne its establishment in 1848,[11] it haes been heichly important an influential in the history an cultur o ethnic Cheenese immigrants in North Americae. Chinatown is an enclave that continues tae reteen its awn customs, leids, places o wirship, social clubs, an identity. Thare are twa hospitals, numerous pairks an squares, a post office, an ither infrastructure. While recent immigrants an the elderly chuise tae live in here acause o the availability o affordable hoosin an thair familiarity wi the cultur,[12] the place is a major tourist attraction an aw, drawin mair visitors annually than the Gowden Gate Brig.[13]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Retrieved November 21, 2014. 
  2. "Californie's 12t Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ward, Brant (December 29, 2009). "Chinatown family life - what tourists don't see". The San Francisco Chronicle. 
  4. Shirley Fong-Torres. Clement Street: The "Other" Chinatown. 
  5. "City-Data California Ethnic Group Breakdown Page". City-data.com. Retrieved 2011-12-06. 
  6. Hoiberg, Dale: The New Encyclopaedia Britannica MicroPaedia vol. 10, Page 388., Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc, 2007.
  7. Wanning, Esther: Culture Shock! USA, Color Plateno. 2, after Page 180., Marshall Cavendish Editions, 2008
  8. "USA". Chinatownology.com. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 
  9. "United Parcel Service Community Site". Community.ups.com. 2008-12-15. Retrieved 2011-12-06. 
  10. "TED Case Studies/Illegal Immigration Studies Website". .american.edu. Retrieved 2011-12-06. 
  11. "The Official San Francisco Chinatown Website". Sanfranciscochinatown.com. Retrieved 2011-12-06. 
  12. Estella Habal. San Francisco's International Hotel: Mobilizing the Filipino American ... 
  13. "San Francisco Chinatown Page". San Francisco Chronicle. October 27, 2011. Retrieved December 6, 2011. 

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