San Francisco is the 4th largest city in California. As of 2005, the population was estimated at 739,426.
San Francisco is known for its hilly landscape, its mixture of modern and Victorian architecture, and the its familiar landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, the Cable Car System, Chinatown, the Coit Tower, and the Transamerica Pyramid.
Attractions in the San Francisco area include:
– Aquarium of the Bay
– Cable Car System
– California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park
– Some of the major companies headquartered in San Francisco include Gap, McKesson Corporation and Visa International.
– Important education institutions in San Francisco include the University of California, San Francisco (“UCSF”) and the University of San Francisco. The University of California, San Francisco (“UCSF”) is one of the University of California’s ten campuses. The University of San Francisco is a private Catholic University, established in 1855.
– The main airport for San Francisco is San Francisco International Airport.
– Professional sports teams in San Francisco include the Major League Baseball team, the San Francisco Giants, the NFL American football team, the San Francisco 49ers, and the USL-1 soccer team, California Victory.