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Fun Facts and Statistics
San Francisco is a City unique in many ways. This page provides some fascinating facts and statistics about San Francisco.

801,377 (source)

St. Francis of Assisi

City Colors
Black and gold

City Flower
The dahlia

City Flag and Motto
Oro en Paz, Fierro en Guerra

City and County Seal
The Seal of the City and County of San Franciscowas adopted by the Board of Supervisors on March 1, 1859.

City Tree
The official city treeis a 100-foot Monterey Cypress in front of McLaren Lodge at Kennedy Drive.

City Songs
"I Left My Heart in San Francisco," written by Douglass Cross and George Cory and "San Francisco," written by Bronislaw Kaper and Walter Jurman, lyrics by Gus Kahn. For more information, visit the Museum of the City of San Francisco.

City Musical Instrument
Piano Accordion

City Bird
The California quail

Famous Bridges
Golden Gate Bridgeand the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

Land Area
46.7 square miles

Average Yearly Rainfall
22.28 inches year

Famous Earthquakes
The Great Earthquakeon April 18, 1906, magnitude 8.25 and the Loma Prieta Earthquake, October 17th, 1989, magnitude 6.9.

Tallest Buildings
Transamerica Pyramidand the Bank of America Building

Golden Gate Park, 1,013 acres, is the largest park. It was established on April 4, 1870, from sand dunes. Other parks include the Fort Point National Historic Sitein the Presidio, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, and Alcatraz Island. For more information, see the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Famous Movies Made in San Francisco
The Maltese Falcon, Vertigo, The Birds, The Graduate, and hundreds of others. For more information, visit the  San Francisco Film Commission.

State Historical Landmarks
San Francisco has over 40 historical landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, and Telegraph Hill.

San Francisco's Sister Cities
San Francisco maintains Sister City relationships with the following cities:
Abijan, The Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire)
Assisi, Italy
Cork, Ireland
Haifa, Israel
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Manila, Philippines
Osaka, Japan
Paris, France
Seoul, Korea
Shanghai, China
Sydney, Australia
Taipei, Taiwan
Thessaloniki, Greece
Zürich, Switzerland