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San Francisco is a major city in California, the centerpiece of the Bay Area,well-known for its liberal community, hilly terrain, Victorian architecture, scenic beauty, summer fog, and great ethnic and cultural diversity. These are only a few of the aspects of the city that make San Francisco one of the most visited citiesin the world. San Francisco is located on a small seven-by-seven mile (11x11km) square of land at the tip of a peninsula between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific coast. It has a population of 815,000, but is the center of a metropolitan area of 7.1 million.
San Francisco is just one of the cities which make up the entire San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco's neighbors - municipalities to theeast of the Bay Bridge, north of the Golden Gate Bridge, and south of the city are all part of separate counties. With its rich culture and fabled nightlife, it's no wonder so many visitors have left their hearts in San Francisco. They've left their mark here too, so that while it may not be the nation's biggest city, it's certainly one of its most cosmopolitan. On top of that, the City by the Bay is the Golden Gate to one of the most exciting, diverse and innovative regions anywhere.