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USGS Satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. The San Francisco peninsula prodrudes northward. San Francisco is at its tip.
USGS Satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. The San Francisco peninsula prodrudes northward. San Francisco is at its tip.

The San Francisco peninsula separates the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. On its northern tip is the city of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge leading over to the northern shores. On its southern end is part of Santa Clara County, including the cities of Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, and Sunnyvale. Between San Francisco and Santa Clara County lies San Mateo County, covering much of the peninsula. San Mateo County includes Belmont, Burlingame, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Millbrae, San Bruno, San Mateo and South San Francisco. Redwood City is the county seat of San Mateo County. "The Peninsula," used on its own, refers locally to only the parts south of, and excluding, the city of San Francisco. It is roughly equivalent to the area served by the 650 area code, or sometimes to San Mateo County only. Download high resolution version (770x800, 98 KB)Bay Area Satellite MAP from USGS File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (770x800, 98 KB)Bay Area Satellite MAP from USGS File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Peninsula A peninsula (from Latin paene insula, almost island) is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body, surrounded by water on three sides. ... San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, and the Golden Gate The San Francisco Bay is a shallow, productive estuary through which water draining of approximately forty percent of California, flowing in Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers from the Sierra Nevada mountains, enters the Pacific Ocean. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening into the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. ... Location of Santa Clara County within California. ... Official website: http://www. ... Los Altos (IPA: ) is a city at the southern end of the San Francisco Peninsula (part of the Silicon Valley). ... For other places in California called “Mountain View”, see Mountain View, California (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Official website: http://www. ... Belmont is a city located in San Mateo County, California. ... Burlingame Library Burlingame is a city located in San Mateo County, California. ... Daly City, known as the “Gateway to the Peninsula”, is located in San Mateo County, California, United States, directly south of San Francisco, California. ... East Palo Alto (often called EPA) is a city located in San Mateo County, California, United States. ... Cafe Borrone, adjacent to Keplers Books in the Menlo Center, is a popular lunch spot in downtown Menlo Park. ... Millbrae is a city located in San Mateo County, California, United States. ... San Bruno is a city located in San Mateo County, California. ... Hillsdale Inn, Honeymoon Suite (demolished 5 April 2001) San Mateo is a city located in San Mateo County, California, USA. It is one of the larger suburbs on the San Francisco Peninsula, located between Burlingame to the north, Foster City to the East, and Belmont to the south. ... South San Francisco is a city located in San Mateo County, California. ... The skyline of downtown Redwood City Redwood City is the county seat of San Mateo County, California. ... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ...


The east side of the peninsula is a largely densely populated area that includes Silicon Valley. It forms a commuter area between San Francisco to the north and San Jose to the south. A number of major thoroughfares run North-South: El Camino Real (CA-82) and Highway 101 on the east side along the bay, Interstate 280 down the center, Skyline Boulevard (CA-35) along the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and Highway 1 on the west along the Pacific. A view of downtown San Jose, the self-proclaimed Capital of Silicon Valley. ... For details about the famous earthquake, refer to the article 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. ... Nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley Official website: http://www. ... El Camino Real in California is historically the road built in 1769 by Father Junípero Serra to connect the Catholic missions in Alta California between Sonoma in the north, and (what is now Presidio Park in) San Diego in the south, during the Spanish colonial era, and now a... JUNCTION POSTMILE 101 SCL 0. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-5 LA 0. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE US-101 SCL 0. ... This narrow State Scenic Highway cuts through the backcountry of `Silicon Valley` and provides views of San Francisco Bay. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-17 ?? SR-9 ?? SR-92 ?? I-280 ?? SR-1 Legend Prev Next < Route 33 Route 36 > California State Highways Current - Unconstructed - Deleted - Scenic California State Route 35, generally known as Skyline Boulevard, is a 2-lane road running along the western ridge of Silicon Valley in California. ... The Santa Cruz Mountains, part of the Pacific Coast Ranges, are a mountain range in central California. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-5 ORA 0. ...


Three bridges, the Dumbarton Bridge, the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge cross San Francisco Bay from the peninsula. The Dumbarton Bridge seen from the western terminus. ... Eastern causeway portion of San Mateo-Hayward Bay Bridge (view from Hayward looking west toward San Mateo) Overview The San Mateo-Hayward Bridge is a bridge crossing the San Francisco Bay, in the US, linking the San Francisco Peninsula with the East Bay. ... The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (, ; known locally as the Bay Bridge) is a toll bridge which spans the San Francisco Bay and links the Californian cities of Oakland and San Francisco in the United States. ... San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, and the Golden Gate The San Francisco Bay is a shallow, productive estuary through which water draining of approximately forty percent of California, flowing in Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers from the Sierra Nevada mountains, enters the Pacific Ocean. ...


Along the center line of the Peninsula is the northern half of the Santa Cruz Mountains, formed by the action of plate tectonics along the San Andreas Fault. In the middle of the Peninsula along the fault is the Crystal Springs reservoir, which inspired the James Bond movie A View to a Kill. Just north of the Crystal Springs reservoir is the San Andreas reservoir after which the famous fault was named. The Santa Cruz Mountains, part of the Pacific Coast Ranges, are a mountain range in central California. ... Plate tectonics (from the Greek word for one who constructs and destroys, τεκτων, tektoon) is a theory of geology developed to explain the phenomenon of continental drift and is currently the theory accepted by the vast majority of scientists working in this area. ... View of the San Andreas Fault on the Carrizo Plain in central California San Andreas Fault is a geological fault that spans a length of roughly 800 miles (1287 kilometres) through California, United States. ... Nestled between the City of San Bruno to the north and Woodside to the south, Crystal Springs is a county park comprised of two main trails, Sawyer Camp Trail in the southern end and San Andreas trail in the northern section, which run along the eastern shore of San Andreas... The James Bond 007 gun logo James Bond, also known as 007 (pronounced double-oh seven), is a fictional British spy created by writer Ian Fleming in 1953. ... A View to a Kill, released in 1985, is the fourteenth entry in the James Bond series of films made by EON Productions, and the last to star Roger Moore as British Secret Service Agent, Commander James Bond. ...

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California Topics | Economy | Government | History | Californians File links The following pages link to this file: California Dana Rohrabacher Los Angeles, California San Francisco Peninsula San Francisco Bay Area Silicon Valley San Diego, California Sacramento, California Sacramento County, California Orange County, California Death Valley San Francisco, California Sierra Nevada (US) Oakland, California Fremont, California San Jose, California... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq. ... Greetings from California, vintage large-letter postcard. ... A field of California golden poppies circa 1910. ... This is a partial list of well-known people from California. ...

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San Francisco Peninsula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (392 words)
The San Francisco peninsula separates the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean.
It forms a commuter area between San Francisco to the north and San Jose to the south.
Along the center line of the Peninsula is the northern half of the Santa Cruz Mountains, formed by the action of plate tectonics along the San Andreas Fault.
San Francisco, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (7727 words)
The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth-largest city in California and the 14th-largest in the United States, with a 2005 population of 799,263.
San Francisco is also the center of gay media with newspapers and magazines such as the The Advocate, and the Bay Area Reporter, among the many gay and lesbian-themed media in the city.
San Francisco Unified School District is one of the oldest school districts in California.
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