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Flag of City of San Diego
Flag
Official seal of City of San Diego
Seal
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Location of San Diego within San Diego County
Location of San Diego
within San Diego County
Coordinates: 32°42′54″N 117°9′45″W / 32.71500°N 117.16250°W / 32.71500; -117.16250Coordinates: 32°42′54″N 117°9′45″W / 32.71500°N 117.16250°W / 32.71500; -117.16250
Country United States of America
State California
CountyFlag of San Diego County, California.png San Diego
EstablishedJuly 16, 1769
IncorporatedMarch 27, 1850
Government
 • TypeStrong mayor
 • BodySan Diego City Council
 • MayorKevin Faulconer
 • City AttorneyJan Goldsmith[1]
 • City Council
Area
 • City372.40 sq mi (964.51 km2)
 • Land325.19 sq mi (842.23 km2)
 • Water47.21 sq mi (122.27 km2)  12.68%
Elevation
422 ft (129 m)
Highest elevation
1,591 ft (485 m)
Lowest elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Population
 (July 1, 2014)
 • City1,381,069
 • Rank1st in San Diego County
2nd in California
8th in the United States
 • Density4,003/sq mi (1,545.4/km2)
 • Urban
2,956,746 (15th)
 • Metro
3,095,313 (17th)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
92101–92124, 92126–92132, 92134–92140, 92142, 92143, 92145, 92147, 92149–92155, 92158–92161, 92163, 92165–92179, 92182, 92186, 92187, 92190–92199
FIPS code06-66000
GNIS feature IDs1661377, 2411782
Websitewww.sandiego.gov

San Diego (/ˌsæn dˈɡ/) is the second largest city in the U.S. state of California and eighth largest in the USA. It is at the southwest corner of California, as well as the southwest corner of the continental United States. It was founded in 1769 and it is the oldest city in California. The mayor of San Diego as of 2015 is Kevin L. Faulconer[2]

It has comfortable weather most of the year. There are several military bases in and near San Diego. It has many beaches along the Pacific Ocean. The San Diego Zoo is very famous.

Skyline of San Diego.

San Diego is home to San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego.

San Diego is on the international Mexico–United States Border. The city of Tijuana is just across the Mexican border.

San Diego is home to the San Diego Padres baseball team.

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