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San Francisco Structure


1. Introduction
2. Facts
3. Economy
4. History
5. Sights
6. Harbor of San Francisco
7. Fisherman‘s Wharf
8. Alcatraz
9. Golden Gate Bridge

Introduction

- in California
- On the entrance to the San Francisco Bay
- On the 4 th place of the biggest cities in C.

- In the west: pacific
- In the north: Golden Gate (Bridge)
- In the East: San Francisco Bay
- In the South: hills of San Bruno

Facts


Founded in
1792
Country
United States of Amerika
State
California
Population
Metro
744.230
4.180.027
Density
6.151 people /km²
Altitude
0-282 meter
Area
Country
City
Metro
Water
121,0 km² (46.7 sq miles)
122 km² (47 sq miles)
8.869,3 km² (3,524.4 sq miles)
479,7 km² (185.2 sq miles)
Classification of the City
64 boroughs


Economy

- Heading tradecenter
- In the west of the USA
- Many banks
- Big harbour
- International airport
- Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
- San-Francisco-Oakland-Bay-Bridge
- Golden Gate Bridge

History

- 1 st settlement in 1776
- 2 nd settlement in the 1830’s (Yerba Buena)
- USA bought Yerba Buena in 1846 and called it San Francisco
- They discovered gold
- 1900 → more than 340.000 habitants
- Big earthquake on the 18 th April 1906

Sights

In the center
- Transamerica Pyramid (1972)
- Chinatown
- Lombard Street
- Coit Memorial Tower
- Fisherman’s Wharf
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
- Davies Symphony Hall
- Cable-cars

In the Golden Gate Park

- M.H. De Young Memorial Museum
- Japan teagardens
- Many other museums

The harbour of San Francisco

- called Port of San Francisco
- was for long time the biggest and the busiest harbor of the whole American west-coast
- piers were to small as for the freighters → goods were brought to Oakland
- piers were getting sold and then renew
- Today there are just a few of the old piers and the centerpiece of the port left.

Fisherman‘s Wharf

- developed in 1900, when Italian fishermen there settled
- Since 1950’s it’s a popular tourist area
- Harbour borough in San Francisco
- Principal magnet of the tourism in San Francisco
- Many sights are in Fisherman’s Wharf
- The ferries to Alcatraz start from Fisherman’s

Alcatraz

- in the middle of the San Francisco bay
- In the past it was used as fort and then as a maximum-security prison .
- today it has become a tourism attraction
- Made up of sandstone; 500 meters long; up to 41 meters high; area of 85.000 m²
- in 29 years just 14 breakout tries.
- 11 th June 1962 the convicts Frank Morris and the both brothers John and Clarence Anglin disappeared
- closed on the 21 th March 1963

Golden Gate Bridge

- On the 8 th place of the longest bridges in the world
- Landmark of San Francisco
- Was built from the 5 th January 1933 until the 19 th April 1937
- has costed 35 Million dollars
- Plans done without computer
- Length : 2737 m
- The highest piers (227 meters)
- The longest (2.332 meters) and thickest (92cm) cables
- Biggest supports underwater
- Weight: 887.000 tons
- 600.000 rivets
- Last rivet is made up of pure gold

Sources

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Encarta Professional 2003
Der Brockhaus multimedial premium 2006
http://www.google.de
Inhalt
STRUCTURE
1. Introduction
2. Facts
3. Economy
4. History
5. Sights
6. Harbor of San Francisco
7. Fisherman‘s Wharf
8. Alcatraz
9. Golden Gate Bridge
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