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San Francisco Bay Area


The San Francisco Bay Area, commonly referred to as the Bay Area, is a populated region that surrounds the San Francisco and San Pablo estuaries in Northern California. The region encompasses the major cities and metropolitan areas of San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, along with smaller urban and rural areas. The Bay Area's nine counties are Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. Home to approximately 7.44 million people, the nine-county Bay Area contains many cities, towns, airports, and associated regional, state, and national parks, connected by a network of roads, highways, railroads, bridges, tunnels and commuter rail. The combined urban area of the region is the second-largest in California, the fifth-largest in the United States, and the 43rd-largest urban area in the world.

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Google previewMetropolitan Oakland International Airport (MOIA), Airport Development Program (ADP), Port of Oakland, Alameda County (1996)

Environmental Impact Statement

SEISMIC ACTIVITY c d e ' n Faults The San Francisco Bay Area is a region of high seismic activity. At least 30 faults capable of generating earthquakes are located in the Bay Area (Perkins, 1987). The San Andreas Fault System, forming the ...

Google previewLook Before You Build (1995)

Geologic Studies for Safer Land Development in the San Francisco Bay Area by Martha Blair Tyler

San Francisco Bay Area is a dynamic landscape, at least on geologic time scales. Coastal California, on the Pacific plate, is moving about 2 inches to the northwest each year past the rest of the State, which is resting on the North American ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the American Indian Movement (2013)

by Bruce Elliott Johansen

The San Francisco Bay area was a major relocation site for the Bureau of Indian Affairs during the 1960s, so when Indian political activism began, the area became a major center. Native peoples organized through self-help organizations that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary American Culture (2005)

by Robert Gregg, Gary W. McDonogh, Cindy H. Wong

The city itself has 750,000 inhabitantsin47 square miles, butis also theheart ofthe San Francisco Bay Area, the fourthlargest metropolitan area in the US, whichisat the forefront of hightechnology research and development in many fields, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Journalism (2009)

by Christopher H. Sterling

Television The San Francisco Bay Area has five major daily news stations competing for an audience spanning nine counties throughout more than 7,000 square miles. In the beginning of the twenty-first century, such a tightly competitive ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes (2009)

by Alexander E. Gates, David Ritchie

Loma Prieta earthquake, California Almost equal in fame to the 1906 catastrophe was the less powerful but nonetheless highly destructive earthquake that struck the San Francisco Bay area on October 17, 1989. This earthquake was the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States (2000)

by George B. Kirsch, Othello Harris, Claire Elaine Nolte

In 1919 the Kai Kee football team played out of the San Francisco Bay Area and challenged opponents averaging 145 pounds or ...

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English Vocabulary: Taking the Train in the San Francisco Bay Area

Level: Beginner/Intermediate The best way to get to the city is by train. Learn some words of things you might find if you take the train in the San Francisco Bay ...

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