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San Diego


San Diego is the 2nd largest city in California and 8th largest in the United States of America. The city is located in San Diego County, at the extreme southwestern corner of the contiguous United States. As of 2006, the city had an estimated population of 1,256,951, with 2,941,454 living in the San Diego metropolitan area (4,922,723 if one counts Tijuana, Mexico).

The name of San Diego originates with Spanish explorer, Sebastián Vizcaíno, who mapped the area in the early 17th century. Vizcaíno is known to have explored the harbor, Mission Bay, and Point Loma. He named the area after Saint St. Didacus, who is more commonly known as "San Diego".

Downtown San Diego, California

LaJolla, San Diego, California Some of the attractions in the San Diego area include:

San Diego Facts


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  • Important sectors of San Diego's economy include biotechnology, wireless cellular technology, defense and tourism. Some of the major companies with their headquarters in San Diego include General Atomics, Qualcomm, Science Applications International Corporation and Websense.

  • The principal airport serving San Diego is San Diego International Airport ("Lindbergh Field").

  • Perhaps the best known educational institution in San Diego is the University of California, San Diego ("UCSD"), which is a public coeducational research university that was founded in 1960.

  • Professional sports teams in San Diego include the American football team, the San Diego Chargers, and the baseball team, the San Diego Padres.

  • San Diego's nicknames include ":America's Finest City":, ":City in Motion":, and ":Silicon Beach":.

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Fodors Southern California (Full-color Travel Guide)

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Fodor's Travel
Released: January 2nd, 2020
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  • ISBN: 1640971904
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  • Number of Pages: 432
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Fodors San Diego (Full-color Travel Guide)

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Fodor's Travel
Released: August 8th, 2019
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  • Edition: 32
  • Number of Pages: 272
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COLORING BOOKS for Kids: San Diego CALIFORNIA (Travel Edition)

By Darcy Neils

Golden Imprint Publications
Released: February 7th, 2018
Paperback (52 pages)

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  • ISBN: 0998919446
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  • Number of Pages: 52
  • Author: Darcy Neils
  • Publication Date: February 7th, 2018
  • Release Date: February 7th, 2018
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Moon San Diego (Travel Guide)

By Ian Anderson

Moon Travel
Released: June 19th, 2018
Paperback (300 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1631217372
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  • Edition: 4
  • Number of Pages: 300
  • Author: Ian Anderson
  • Publication Date: June 19th, 2018
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Easy To Read: California State Map (Rand McNally Easy to Read!)

By Rand McNally

Brand: Rand McNally Company
Released: May 30th, 2017
Map (1 pages)

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Easy To Read: California State Map (Rand McNally Easy to Read!)
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  • ISBN: 0528881108
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Frommer's San Diego day by day

By Maribeth Mellin

Frommermedia
Released: November 1st, 2016
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Fodor's Southern California: with Los Angeles, San Diego, the Central Coast & the Best Road Trips (Full-color Travel Guide)

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Fodor's Travel
Released: December 19th, 2017
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  • ISBN: 1101880171
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  • PartNumber: 29671069
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  • Edition: 15
  • Number of Pages: 576
  • Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
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DK Eyewitness California (Travel Guide)

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DK Eyewitness Travel
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Thomas Guide: San Diego County Street Guide 60th Edition (English and Spanish Edition)

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San Diego, California: A Photographic Portrait

By Steve Gould

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  • Authors: Steve Gould, Sara Day
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