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San Diego, California
City of San Diego
Images from top, left to right: San Diego Skyline, Coronado Bridge, museum in Balboa Park, Serra Museum in Presidio Park and the Old Point Loma lighthouse
Images from top, left to right: San Diego Skyline, Coronado Bridge, museum in Balboa Park, Serra Museum in Presidio Park and the Old Point Loma lighthouse
Flag of San Diego, California
Flag
Official seal of San Diego, California
Seal
Nickname(s): 
America's Finest City
Motto(s): 
Semper Vigilans (Latin for "Ever Vigilant")
Location of San Diego within San Diego County
Location of San Diego
within San Diego County
San Diego, California is located in the US
San Diego, California
San Diego, California
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 32°42′54″N 117°9′45″W / 32.71500°N 117.16250°W / 32.71500; -117.16250Coordinates: 32°42′54″N 117°9′45″W / 32.71500°N 117.16250°W / 32.71500; -117.16250
Country United States of America
State California
County San Diego
EstablishedJuly 16, 1769
IncorporatedMarch 27, 1850
Government
 • TypeStrong mayor
 • BodySan Diego City Council
 • MayorKevin Faulconer
 • City AttorneyJan Goldsmith[1]
 • City Council
Area
 • City372.40 sq mi (964.51 km2)
 • Land325.19 sq mi (842.23 km2)
 • Water47.21 sq mi (122.27 km2)  12.68%
Elevation
422 ft (129 m)
Highest elevation
1,591 ft (485 m)
Lowest elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Population
(July 1, 2014)
 • City1,381,069
 • Rank1st in San Diego County
2nd in California
8th in the United States
 • Density4,003/sq mi (1,545.4/km2)
 • Urban
2,956,746 (15th)
 • Metro
3,095,313 (17th)
Demonym(s)San Diegan
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
92101–92124, 92126–92132, 92134–92140, 92142, 92143, 92145, 92147, 92149–92155, 92158–92161, 92163, 92165–92179, 92182, 92186, 92187, 92190–92199
Area codes619, 858
FIPS code06-66000
GNIS feature IDs1661377, 2411782
Websitewww.sandiego.gov

San Diego (/ˌsæn dˈɡ/) is the second largest city in the U.S. state of California and eighth largest in the USA. It is at the southwest corner of California, as well as the southwest corner of the continental United States. It was founded in 1769 and it is the oldest city in California. The mayor of San Diego as of 2015 is Kevin L. Faulconer[2]

It has comfortable weather most of the year. There are several military bases in and near San Diego. It has many beaches along the Pacific Ocean. The San Diego Zoo is very famous.

San Diego is home to San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego.

San Diego is on the international border between the United States and Mexico. The city of Tijuana is just across the Mexican border.

San Diego is home to the San Diego Chargers football team and the San Diego Padres baseball team.

Image[change | change source]

Skyline of San Diego.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Office of the City Attorney". The City of San Diego. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  2. http://www.sandiego.gov/