San Diego, California

city in San Diego County, California, United States; second-largest city in California

San Diego (/ˌsæn dˈɡ/) is the second largest city in the U.S. state of California and eighth largest in the United States. 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 2020 is Todd Gloria.[13]

San Diego
Images from top, left to right: San Diego Skyline, Coronado Bridge, museum in Balboa Park, Serra Museum in Presidio Park and the Old Point Loma lighthouse
Images from top, left to right: San Diego Skyline, Coronado Bridge, museum in Balboa Park, Serra Museum in Presidio Park and the Old Point Loma lighthouse
Flag of San Diego
Official seal of San Diego
Nickname(s): 
"America's Finest City", "Birthplace of California", "City in Motion"[1]
Motto: 
Semper Vigilans (Latin for "Ever Vigilant")
Location of San Diego in San Diego County, California
Location of San Diego in San Diego County, California
San Diego is located in California
San Diego
San Diego
Location within California
San Diego is located in the United States
San Diego
San Diego
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 32°42′54″N 117°09′45″W / 32.71500°N 117.16250°W / 32.71500; -117.16250
Country United States of America
State California
County San Diego
EstablishedJuly 16, 1769
IncorporatedMarch 27, 1850[2]
Named forSaint Didacus of Alcalá
Government
 • TypeStrong Mayor[3]
 • BodySan Diego City Council
 • MayorTodd Gloria (D)
 • City AttorneyMara Elliott (D)[4]
 • City Council[5]
List
 • State Assembly Members
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 • State Senators
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Area
 • Total372.42 sq mi (964.56 km2)
 • Land325.88 sq mi (844.02 km2)
 • Water46.54 sq mi (120.54 km2)  12.68%
Elevation62 ft (19 m)
Highest elevation1,591 ft (485 m)
Lowest elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Population
 • Total1,386,932
 • Rank8th in the United States
2nd in California
 • Density4,255.96/sq mi (1,643.25/km2)
 • Urban3,070,300 (US: 15th)
 • Urban density4,550.5/sq mi (1,756.9/km2)
 • Metro3,298,634 (US: 17th)
DemonymSan Diegan
Time zoneUTC−08:00 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−07:00 (PDT)
ZIP Codes[12]
92101–92124, 92126–92132, 92134–92140, 92142, 92143, 92145, 92147, 92149–92155, 92158–92161, 92163, 92165–92179, 92182, 92186, 92187, 92190–92199
Area codes619/858
FIPS code06-66000
GNIS feature IDs1661377, 2411782
Websitewww.sandiego.gov

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, the University of California, San Diego, and University of 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.

Substance Abuse Statistics in San Diego change

Heroin, fentanyl, alcohol, and prescription drug addiction are common addiction types in San Diego. In 2017, there were 273 unintentional prescription-related deaths in San Diego County and 7,505 opioid-related visits to emergency rooms.[14] From 2016 to 2017 there was a 115% increase of fentanyl-related deaths in San Diego. In 2017, there were 357 alcohol-related deaths in San Diego County. Of those deaths, 127 also involved prescription drugs, 15 involved a combination of heroin and prescription drugs, and involved heroin. 15,952 adults were admitted into drug treatment centers in San Diego in 2017.[15][16] In 2016, an estimated 125 million opioid pills were sold in San Diego County, which equates to nearly 38 pills per person.

References change

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  2. "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  3. "City of San Diego City Charter, Article XV" (PDF). City of San Diego. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  4. "Office of the City Attorney". The City of San Diego. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  5. "City Council Offices". City of San Diego. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  6. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  7. "City of San Diego". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  8. "San Diego: Geography and Climate". city-data.com. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  9. "QuickFacts: San Diego city, California". census.gov. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2023.
  10. "List of 2020 Census Urban Areas". census.gov. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 8, 2023.
  11. "2020 Population and Housing State Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  12. "ZIP code(tm) Lookup". United States Postal Service. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  13. "City of San Diego Official Website". www.sandiego.gov.
  14. "San Diego Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers | Addiction Treatment in SD, Southern California". American Addiction Centers. Retrieved 2020-11-19.
  15. "Drug Treatment Plan". Greenhouse Treatment Center. Retrieved 2020-11-19.
  16. "Insurance for Rehab & Payment Options". Greenhouse Treatment Center. Retrieved 2020-11-21.