San Francisco is in what state?
When was San Francisco incorporated?
A: On April 15, 1850
Who founded it?
A: José Joaquín Moraga
Who was San Francisco named for?
A: St. Francis of Assisi
What is the highest elevation in San Francisco?
A: 934 ft (285 m).
What is the lowest elevation?
A: 0 ft (0 m).
It covers an area of about how many square miles?
A: 46.9 (121 square kilometers).
In 2019, San Francisco was the county with the
seventh-highest income in the United States, with a per capita income of
In the same year, San Francisco proper had a GDP of
A: $203.5 billion, and a GDP per capita of $230,829.
The San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland, CA Combined
Statistical Area, with a GDP of $1.09 trillion as of 2019, is the country's
A: Third-largest economy.
San Francisco was ranked 5th in the world and second in
the United States on what?
A: The Global Financial Centers Index as of September 2021.
San Francisco was founded on June 29, 1776, when
colonists from Spain established what?
A: The Presidio of San Francisco.
The California Gold Rush of 1849 brought rapid growth,
transforming an unimportant hamlet into a busy port making it what?
A: The largest city on the West Coast at the time.
Between 1870 and 1900, approximately one quarter of
California's population resided where?
A: In the city proper.
In 1856, San Francisco became a what?
A: A consolidated city-county.
In 1906 three-quarters of the city was destroyed by
A: The 1906 earthquake and fire.
In World War II, it was a major port of embarkation for
service members shipping out to where?
A: The Pacific Theater.
It then became the birthplace of what in 1945?
A: the United Nations.
Politically, the city votes strongly along what lines?
A: Along liberal Democratic Party lines.
A popular tourist destination, San Francisco is known
for its landmarks, including what?
A: The Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the former Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, Fisherman's Wharf, and its Chinatown district.
The Transamerica Pyramid was the tallest building in
San Francisco until 2016, when what building surpassed it?
A: Salesforce Tower.
Of all major cities in the United States, San Francisco
has the second-highest percentage of residents with a what?
A: A college degree, second only to Seattle.
Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants have
played in San Francisco since moving from New York in what year?
The Bay Bridge offers the only direct automobile
connection to what?
A: The East Bay.