Chinatown, San Francisco

The Chinatown centered on Grant Avenue an Stockton Street in San Francisco, Californie, (Cheenese: 唐人街; pinyin: tángrénjiē; Jyutping: tong4 jan4 gaai1) is the auldest Chinatown in North Americae an the lairgest Cheenese commonty ootside Asie. It is the auldest o the fower notable Chinatowns in the ceety.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10] Syne its establishment in 1848,[11] it haes been heichly important an influential in the history an cultur o ethnic Cheenese immigrants in North Americae. Chinatown is an enclave that continues tae reteen its awn customs, leids, places o wirship, social clubs, an identity. Thare are twa hospitals, numerous pairks an squares, a post office, an ither infrastructure. While recent immigrants an the elderly chuise tae live in here acause o the availability o affordable hoosin an thair familiarity wi the cultur,[12] the place is a major tourist attraction an aw, drawin mair visitors annually than the Gowden Gate Brig.[13]

The Gateway Arch (Dragon Gate) on Grant Avenue at Bush Street in Chinatown
The Gateway Arch (Dragon Gate) on Grant Avenue at Bush Street in Chinatown
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Coordinates: 37°47′41″N 122°24′26″W / 37.79472°N 122.40722°W / 37.79472; -122.40722Coordinates: 37°47′41″N 122°24′26″W / 37.79472°N 122.40722°W / 37.79472; -122.40722
Kintra Unitit States
State Californie
Ceety-coontySan Francisco
 • SupervisorAaron Peskin
 • AssemblymemberDavid Chiu (D)[1]
 • State senatorMark Leno (D)[1]
 • U. S. rep.Nancy Pelosi (D)[2]
 • Total3.5 km2 (1.34 sq mi)
 • Laund3.5 km2 (1.34 sq mi)
 • Total100,574
 • Density28,979/km2 (75055/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Paceefic)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
94108, 94111, 94104, 94133
Aurie codes415/628


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  2. "Californie's 12t Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC.
  3. a b Ward, Brant (29 December 2009). "Chinatown family life - what tourists don't see". The San Francisco Chronicle.
  4. Shirley Fong-Torres. Clement Street: The "Other" Chinatown.
  5. "City-Data California Ethnic Group Breakdown Page". Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  6. Hoiberg, Dale: The New Encyclopaedia Britannica MicroPaedia vol. 10, Page 388., Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc, 2007.
  7. Wanning, Esther: Culture Shock! USA, Color Plateno. 2, after Page 180., Marshall Cavendish Editions, 2008
  8. "USA". Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  9. "United Parcel Service Community Site". 15 December 2008. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  10. "TED Case Studies/Illegal Immigration Studies Website". Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  11. "The Official San Francisco Chinatown Website". Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  12. Estella Habal. San Francisco's International Hotel: Mobilizing the Filipino American ...
  13. "San Francisco Chinatown Page". San Francisco Chronicle. 27 October 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2011.

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