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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
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
Banner o San Diego
Banner
Official seal of San Diego
Seal
Eik-name(s): 
America's Finest City
Motto(s): 
Semper Vigilans (Laitin for "Iver Vigilant")
Location o San Diego athin San Diego Coonty
Location o San Diego
athin San Diego Coonty
San Diego is locatit in the Unitit 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; -117.16250Coordinates: 32°42′54″N 117°09′45″W / 32.71500°N 117.16250°W / 32.71500; -117.16250
KintraUnitit States
StateCalifornie
CoontySan Diego
Foondit16 Julie 1769
Incorporated27 Mairch 1850
Govrenment
 • TeepMayor-council
 • BodiSan Diego City Council
 • MayorJerry Sanders
 • Ceety AttorneyJan Goldsmith
 • City Council memmers
Area
 • Ceety964.506 km2 (372.398 sq mi)
 • Laund842.233 km2 (325.188 sq mi)
 • Water122.273 km2 (47.210 sq mi)  12.68%
Elevation
22 m (72–400 ft)
Population
 (Census 2010)
 • Ceety1,301,617
 • Rank1st in San Diego Coonty
2nt in Californie
8t in the Unitit States
 • Density1545.4/km2 (4,003/sq mi)
 • Metro
3,095,313
Demonym(s)San Diegan
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
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 code66000
GNIS feature ID1661377
Websitewww.sandiego.gov

San Diego (pronounced /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (deprecatit template)), named efter Saunt Didacus (Spaingie: 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 fower 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 7 Juin 2011.
  3. Clemence, Sara (28 October 2005). "Richest Cities In The U.S." Forbes. Retrieved 22 Apryle 2009.
  4. "City of San Diego website: Economic Development". Sandiego.gov. Retrieved 1 Julie 2010.
  5. Doyle, Monica (5 Februar 2004). "UCSD Extension Awarded A $150,000 Grant For Biotechnology Collaboration With Israel". UCSD News. Retrieved 22 Apryle 2009.
  6. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived frae the original (PDF) on 18 Julie 2011. Retrieved 25 Januar 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. Videos - San Diego: Global Center of Health Care Innovation - West Wireless Health Institute[deid airtin]
  8. "Online Directory: California, USA". Sister Cities International. Archived frae the original on 16 Januar 2008. Retrieved 22 Apryle 2009.
  9. "Miasta partnerskie Warszawy". um.warszawa.pl. Biuro Promocji Miasta. 4 Mey 2005. Retrieved 29 August 2008.
  10. "Eight Cities/Six Ports: Yokohama's Sister Cities/Sister Ports". Yokohama Convention & Visitiors Bureau. Archived frae the original on 5 Mey 2009. Retrieved 18 Julie 2009. freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)