San Diego (pronounced /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (deprecatit template)), named efter Saunt Didacus (Spaingie: Diego de Alcalá), is the aicht-lairgest ceety in the Unitit States an seicont-lairgest ceety in Californie, efter Los Angeles, wi a population o 1,306,300 (Jul 2009) athin its admeenistrative limits on a land aurie o 372.1 square miles (963.7 km2). The ceety is locatit on the coast o the Paceefic Ocean in Soothren Californie. The urban aurie o San Diego extends ayont the admeenistrative ceety limits wi a population o 2,880,000. San Diego is an aa the coonty seat o San Diego Coonty[2], the 5t lairgest coonty, bi population, in the Unitit States.

San Diego
City of San Diego
Images frae top, left tae richt: San Diego Skyline, Coronado Bridge, museum in Balboa Park, Serra Museum in Presidio Park an the Old Point Loma lighthouse
Images frae top, left tae richt: San Diego Skyline, Coronado Bridge, museum in Balboa Park, Serra Museum in Presidio Park an the Old Point Loma lighthouse
Banner o San Diego
Official seal of San Diego
America's Finest City
Semper Vigilans (Laitin for "Iver Vigilant")
Location o San Diego athin San Diego Coonty
Location o San Diego
athin San Diego Coonty
San Diego is locatit in the Unitit States
San Diego
San Diego
Location in the Unitit States
Coordinates: 32°42′54″N 117°09′45″W / 32.71500°N 117.16250°W / 32.71500; -117.16250Coordinates: 32°42′54″N 117°09′45″W / 32.71500°N 117.16250°W / 32.71500; -117.16250
KintraUnitit States
CoontySan Diego
Foondit16 Julie 1769
Incorporated27 Mairch 1850
 • TeepMayor-council
 • BodiSan Diego City Council
 • MayorJerry Sanders
 • Ceety AttorneyJan Goldsmith
 • City Council memmers
 • Ceety964.506 km2 (372.398 sq mi)
 • Laund842.233 km2 (325.188 sq mi)
 • Water122.273 km2 (47.210 sq mi)  12.68%
22 m (72–400 ft)
 (Census 2010)
 • Ceety1,301,617
 • Rank1st in San Diego Coonty
2nt in Californie
8t in the Unitit States
 • Density1545.4/km2 (4,003/sq mi)
 • Metro
Demonym(s)San Diegan
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
92101-92117, 92119-92124, 92126-92140, 92142, 92145, 92147, 92149-92155, 92158-92172, 92174-92177, 92179, 92182, 92184, 92186, 92187, 92190-92199
Area code(s)619, 858
FIPS code66000
GNIS feature ID1661377

The ceety is the economic centre o the San Diego–Carlsbad–San Marcos metropolitan aurie considered congruent wi the coonty. The ceety wis ratit the fift-best place tae live in the Unitit States in 2006 bi Money magazine. Accordin tae Forbes magazine, San Diego is the fift-wealthiest ceety in the Unitit States an the 9t safest ceety in the top 10 leet o safest ceeties in the U.S.[3] San Diego's top fower industries are manufacturing, defense, tourism, and agriculture.[4] San Diego's economy is lairgely composed o agricultur, biotechnology/biosciences, computer sciences, electronics manufacturin, defense-relatit manufacturin, financial an business services, ship repair, ship construction, software development, telecommunications, wireless research, an tourism. The presence o the University of California, San Diego, (UCSD) wi the affiliatit UCSD Medical Center promotes research in biotechnology.[5] San Diego is an aa designatit as an iHub Innovation Center bi umwhile Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Office o Economic Development.[6][7]

Sister ceetiesEedit

View o Coronado an San Diego frae the air

San Diego haes fifteen sister ceeties, as designatit bi Sister Cities International:[8]


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  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 7 Juin 2011.
  3. Clemence, Sara (28 October 2005). "Richest Cities In The U.S." Forbes. Retrieved 22 Apryle 2009.
  4. "City of San Diego website: Economic Development". Retrieved 1 Julie 2010.
  5. Doyle, Monica (5 Februar 2004). "UCSD Extension Awarded A $150,000 Grant For Biotechnology Collaboration With Israel". UCSD News. Retrieved 22 Apryle 2009.
  7. Videos - San Diego: Global Center of Health Care Innovation - West Wireless Health Institute
  8. "Online Directory: California, USA". Sister Cities International. Archived frae the original on 16 Januar 2008. Retrieved 22 Apryle 2009.
  9. "Miasta partnerskie Warszawy". Biuro Promocji Miasta. 4 Mey 2005. Retrieved 29 August 2008.
  10. "Eight Cities/Six Ports: Yokohama's Sister Cities/Sister Ports". Yokohama Convention & Visitiors Bureau. Retrieved 18 Julie 2009. freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)