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San Francisco

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishSan FranciscoSan Fran‧cis‧co /ˌsæn frənˈsɪskəʊ/  a city and port in California, US known for being a very beautiful city, built on hills next to a bay (=an area of sea that curves inwards towards the land) on the Pacific Ocean. Its famous areas include Chinatown, where many people live whose families originally came from China, the golden gate bridge, and the prison island of alcatraz. It is also known for its cable cars and for having a large homosexual population. The city is close to the san andreas fault, and was almost destroyed by the great earthquake and fire of 1906. see also Berkeley, Silicon Valley, Stanford
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