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San Francisco is the financial, cultural, and transportation center of the San Francisco Bay Area, a region of more than 7.4 million people which includes San Jose and Oakland. The only consolidated city-county in California, it encompasses a land area of 46.7 square miles (121 km2) onthe northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, giving it a density of 17,243 people per square mile (6,655/km2). The City of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city in California and the 13th most populous city in the United States, with a 2010 estimated population of 808.000.
Nowadays, San Francisco is a popular international tourist destination, renowned for its chilly summer fog,steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture and its famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge. The city is too the principal banking and finance center, and the home to more than 30 international financial institutions, helping to make San Francisco eighteenth place in the world's top producing cities. It is the most densely settled large city (populationgreater than 200,000) in the state of California and the second-most densely populated large city in the United States.
The climate of San Francisco is the characteristic Mediterranean climate of the coast of California, with fresh humid winters and summers dry. Since it is surrounded in three sides by water, the climate of San Francisco is strongly influenced by the cold currents ofthe ocean Pacific Ocean, which tends to moderate the oscillations of temperature and to produce a fresh climate, with few variation of seasonal temperature. The dry period, from May to October, is fresh, with maximum temperatures I mediate of 13-16 °C and minims of 6-8 °C. The period of rains, from November to April it is fresh with maximum temperatures of 8-14 °C and minims of between 3 and 6 °C.In average, the temperatures exceed the 19 °C only in 28 days of year.
The combination of the cold water of the ocean and the heat of the peninsula of California believes in the city a characteristic fog that can cover the western half of the city during the whole day in spring and summer beginning. In fact, an appointment attributed incorrectly to Mark Twain is " the coldest winter that Ihave spent it was a summer in San Francisco " .56 57 The fog is less declared in the neighborhoods of this at the end of the summer and during the autumn, which they are the hottest months of the year. Due to his topography and the strong maritime influence, San Francisco presents a multitude of different microclimates. The high hills in the geographical center of the city are responsible forvariations of up to 20 % in the annual rainfalls between different parts of the city.
San Francisco is sunny, with an average of 260 sunny days and 105 days clouded to año.58 The annual levels of rainfall are concerning 870 mm and these take place during the rainy months, from November to April. In average, the city experiences 187 rainy days to año.55 59 The snow is extraordinarily rare, sinceonly it has been registered 10 times in the city from 1852.60.
San Francisco characterizes for a high level of life 120 The great wealth and the opportunities generated by the Internet revolution continue attracting resident and hard-working worships and of high income to San Francisco. The humblest neighborhoods, in consequence, have experienced a process of gentrificación and many ofthe traditional business of the city and the industrial districts have been stimulated by the reconstruction of the Pier, including the neighborhoods of South Beach and Mission Bay.
The proprietary values of the city and the income of the homes have increased up to managing to hobnob with the highest of the country, allowing to the city to support a great infrastructure of restaurants and...