[san fruh n-sis-koh, fran-]
- a seaport in W California, on San Francisco Bay: earthquake and fire 1906; United Nations Conference 1945.
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- a port in W California, situated around the Golden Gate: developed rapidly during the California gold rush; a major commercial centre and one of the world's finest harbours. Pop: 751 682 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for san francisco
city in California, U.S., named in Spanish for St. Francis of Assisi; the name first recorded in reference to this region 1590s, reinforced by long association of the area with the Franciscan order.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
A city in northern California.
Site of the Golden Gate Bridge.
A major West Coast intellectual center.
Known for its history of major earthquakes.
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