San Francisco is located in California, a city in the United States of America with an area of 121 km2. The city has many prominent bodies of water located within its boundaries. It is on the West Coast of the United States of America itself, and is on the north end side of a peninsula known as the San Francisco Peninsula.
Within the boundaries of San Francisco you will also find parts of the Pacific Ocean, and also the San Francisco Bay. It is the only 'city-county' in California and one of the few in America. The city is usually shown in movies and other media by displaying the Golden Gate Bridge. The city also has many beautiful islands within its limits, such as Red Rock Island, Alameda Island, Angel Island, Treasure Island, Alcatraz, and Yerba Buena Island.
Many of the neighborhoods are named after the numerous hills located within the city limits, such as Russian Hill, Nob Hill, Potrero Hill and many more. The three highest points in the city are Twin Peaks and the Mount Davidson. The twin peaks boast an elevation of 925 feet, while Mount Davidson has a comparable elevation of 928 feet.
Minor Earthquakes are common in the region where San Francisco is,, and the city is built to withstand even strong earthquakes. The reason for the earth quakes is the city's proximity to the San Andreas Fault and the Hayward Faults. San Francisco also has a huge shoreline, and entire neighborhoods are located on these shorelines.
Some of the most notable neighborhoods on the shorelines are Hunters Point, Mission Bay, and Marina. Since the area where San Francisco is in is located within a peninsula, and is surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean, its climate is highly affected by the cool winds common in the Pacific Ocean.
This results in the city being one of the colder cities in the United States of America, and has one of the lowest mean temperatures when it comes to American cities. Where is San Francisco's most popular tourist attractions, you ask? Approximately 1.5 miles from the coast, in San Francisco Bay, we have Alcatraz, the island that used to be a prison, and the most popular tourist attraction here.
The Golden Gate Bridge is famous worldwide too, and so is the whole of San Francisco Bay. The Golden Gate park is among the best in the world. Chinatown in San Francisco is also very famous, and has inspired imitators all over the country and the world.