San Jose is a major city in what U.S. state?
It is the cultural, financial, and political center of
A: Silicon Valley.
It is the largest city in Northern California by what?
A: Both population and area.
What was its population in 2020?
It is the most populous city in both the San Francisco
Bay Area and the what?
A: The San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland Combined Statistical Area, which contain 7.7 million and 9.7 million people respectively.
It is the third-most populous city in California after
A: Los Angeles and San Diego.
Where is San Jose located?
A: In the center of the Santa Clara Valley on the southern shore of San Francisco Bay.
San Jose covers an area of what size?
A: 179.97 sq mi (466.1 km2).
San Jose is the county seat of what?
A: Santa Clara County.
It is the main component of the San
Jose–Sunnyvale–Santa Clara Metropolitan Statistical Area, with an estimated
population of what?
A: Around two million residents in 2018.
San Jose is notable for its what?
A: Innovation, cultural diversity, affluence, and sunny and mild Mediterranean climate.
Its connection to the booming high tech industry
phenomenon known as Silicon Valley sparked Mayor Tom McEnery to adopt the
city motto of what in 1998?
A: "Capital of Silicon Valley".
What major global tech maintain their headquarters in
A: Cisco Systems, eBay, Adobe Inc., PayPal, Broadcom, Samsung, Acer, and Zoom
San Jose is one of the wealthiest major cities in the
world, with the third-highest GDP per capita and the fifth-most expensive
A: Housing market.
It is home to the world's largest overseas what?
A Hispanic community that makes up what percentage of
the city's residents?
A: Over 40%.
Before the arrival of the Spanish, the area around San
Jose was inhabited by whom?
A: The Tamien nation of the Ohlone peoples of California.
When was San Jose founded?
A: On November 29, 1777, as the Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe, the first city founded in the California’s.
It then became a part of Mexico in 1821 after what?
A: The Mexican War of Independence.
Following the American Conquest of California during
the Mexican American War, the territory was ceded to whom?
A: The United States in 1848.
After California achieved statehood two years later,
San Jose became what?
A: The state's first capital.
Following World War II, San Jose experienced what?
A: An economic boom, with a rapid population growth and aggressive annexation of nearby cities and communities carried out in the 1950s and 1960s.
The rapid growth of the high-technology and electronics
industries further accelerated the transition from an agricultural center to
A: An urbanized metropolitan area.
Results of the 1990 U.S. Census indicated that San Jose had officially surpassed San Francisco as the most populous city in Northern California.
By the 1990s, San Jose had become the global center for
the high tech and internet industries, making it what?
A: California's fastest-growing economy.