San Diego, California

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San Diego, California
City
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: 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 USA
San Diego, California
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 32°42′54″N 117°09′45″W / 32.715°N 117.1625°W / 32.715; -117.1625Coordinates: 32°42′54″N 117°09′45″W / 32.715°N 117.1625°W / 32.715; -117.1625
Country  United States of America
State  California
County Flag of San Diego County, California.png San Diego
Established July 16, 1769
Incorporated March 27, 1850
Government
 • Type Strong mayor
 • Body San Diego City Council
 • Mayor Kevin Faulconer
 • City Attorney Jan Goldsmith[1]
 • City Council
Area
 • City 372.40 sq mi (964.51 km2)
 • Land 325.19 sq mi (842.23 km2)
 • Water 47.21 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)
 • City 1,381,069
 • Rank 1st in San Diego County
2nd in California
8th in the United States
 • Density 4,003/sq mi (1,545.4/km2)
 • Urban 2,956,746 (15th)
 • Metro 3,095,313 (17th)
Demonym(s) San Diegan
Time zone Pacific (UTC−8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
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 codes 619, 858
FIPS code 06-66000
GNIS feature IDs 1661377, 2411782
Website www.sandiego.gov

San Diego (/ˌsæn dˈɡ/) is the second largest city in the U.S. state of California and 8th largest in US. 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. Mayor of San Diego as of 2015 is Kevin L. Faulconer[2]

It has nice weather most of the year. There are many military bases in and near San Diego. It has a lot of Pacific Ocean beaches. 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 border between the United States and Mexico. The city of Tijuana is just across the border in Mexico.

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

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Skyline of San Diego.

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