11 interesting facts about San Francisco

11 interesting facts about San Francisco

San Francisco has a population of about 815,000. It is the fourth largest city in California after Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose.

The famous Golden Gate bridge has a length of 1.7 miles (2,737 m). Its construction started on January 5, 1933. It was opened to traffic on May 27, 1937.

The Chinatown in San Francisco is the oldest Chinatown in the US.

San Francisco saw a 6.7 percent drop in population from April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021.

The famous Lombard Street in San Francisco has 8 Hairpin turns.

The Salesforce Tower is the tallest building in San Francisco. It is 1,070 ft (326 meters) tall.

San Francisco is built on several hills. The highest natural point in the city is Mount Davidson which is 928 ft (283 meters) in elevation.

The famous San Francisco fog in the Bay area.

San Francisco is the 17th largest city in the United States.

The two major faults near San Francisco, the San Andreas fault and the Hayward fault make San Francisco vulnerable to earthquakes.

San Francisco also has the USA's largest Japantown.