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San Diego


San Diego is the 2nd largest city in California and 8th largest in the United States of America. The city is located in San Diego County, at the extreme southwestern corner of the contiguous United States. As of 2006, the city had an estimated population of 1,256,951, with 2,941,454 living in the San Diego metropolitan area (4,922,723 if one counts Tijuana, Mexico).

The name of San Diego originates with Spanish explorer, Sebastián Vizcaíno, who mapped the area in the early 17th century. Vizcaíno is known to have explored the harbor, Mission Bay, and Point Loma. He named the area after Saint St. Didacus, who is more commonly known as "San Diego".

Downtown San Diego, California

LaJolla, San Diego, California Some of the attractions in the San Diego area include:

San Diego Facts


Here are some other facts about the area:
  • Probably the best known educational institution in San Diego is the University of California, San Diego ("UCSD"), which is a public coeducational research university that was founded in 1960.

  • Professional sports franchises in San Diego include the baseball team, the San Diego Padres, and the NFL American football team, the San Diego Chargers.

  • Important sectors of San Diego's economy include biotechnology, wireless cellular technology, defense and tourism. Some of the major companies headquartered in San Diego include General Atomics, Qualcomm, Science Applications International Corporation and Websense.

  • The main airport serving San Diego is San Diego International Airport ("Lindbergh Field").

  • San Diego's nicknames include ":America's Finest City":, ":City in Motion":, and ":Silicon Beach":.

Weather in San Diego


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