San Francisco – maturitní otázka



  Otázka: San Francisco

  Jazyk: Angličtina

  Přidal(a): BarcaS



It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. San Francisco is located in the state of California, where it is the second largest city. San Francisco is important traffic crossing.

San Francisco is a popular tourist destination, known for cool summers, fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the former Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, and Chinatown district.

San Francisco is a modern city with skyscrapers and its financial center, includes 30 international institutions. That makes it the eighteenth most important financial center in the world.

San Francisco is also the headquarters of five major banking institutions and various other companies such as Levi Strauss & Co., Gap Inc., ….(Dropbox, Reddit, Square, Inc., Airbnb, Weebly, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Yelp, Pinterest, Twitter, Uber, Mozilla, Wikimedia Foundation, and Craigslist)

(It has several nicknames, including „The City by the Bay“, „Fog City“, „San Fran“, and „Frisco“, as well as antiquated ones like „The City that Knows How,“ „Baghdad by the Bay,“ and „The Paris of the West.“)

In San Francisco live more than 825 000 people.



San Francisco was founded in 1776 by the Spaniards, who are on the shores of San Francisco Bay built an important fortress. Until the period of the gold rush to the city to live his own life. The discovery of gold, but the city turned into an important business and financial center. The heyday of the city stopped natural disaster in the early 20th century when a powerful earthquake and subsequent fires claimed over three thousand victims and destroyed three-quarters of the city. Despite the relatively quick removal of damages the city lost its privileged position, which had taken over Los Angeles.


Golden Gate Bridge is sing San Francisco and best known suspensions bridge in the

World. It connects San Francisco with district Marin. It is the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world.  Golden Gate Bridge is three-mile-long channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.


Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) offshore from San Francisco. Alcatraz is home to the abandoned prison, the site of the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast of the United States, early military fortifications, and natural features such as rock pools and a seabird colony (mostly western gulls, cormorants, and egrets). Place where Al Capone and other dangerous criminals were imprisoned (just nine men managed to escape from the rock but they probably drowned in the sea).

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