13 Facts About Oakland, California


Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States.

A county is a geographical region of a country used for administrative or other purposes, in certain modern nations.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a country in the Americas.

California is the most populous state in the United States and the third most extensive by area.

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A major West Coast port city, Oakland is the largest city in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, the third largest city overall in the San Francisco Bay Area, the eighth largest city in California, and the 45th largest city in the United States, with a population of 419,267 as of 2015.

San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California.

The San Francisco Bay Area is a populous region surrounding the San Francisco and San Pablo estuaries in Northern California.

The San Francisco Bay is a shallow estuary that drains water from approximately 40% of California.

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It serves as a trade center for the San Francisco Bay Area; its Port of Oakland is the busiest port in the San Francisco Bay, the entirety of Northern California, and the fifth busiest in the United States.

The Port of Oakland is a major container ship facility located in Oakland, California on San Francisco Bay.

Northern California, often abbreviated NorCal, is the northern portion of the U.S. state of California.


The city is located six miles east of San Francisco.


Oakland was incorporated in 1852.


Oakland's territory covers what was once a mosaic of California coastal terrace prairie, oak woodland, and north coastal scrub.

Coastal sage scrub, also known as coastal scrub, CSS, or soft chaparral, is a low scrubland plant community of the California coastal sage and chaparral subecoregion, found in coastal California and northwestern coastal Baja California.

Woodland is a low-density forest forming open habitats with plenty of sunlight and limited shade.


Its land served as a rich resource when its hillside oak and redwood timber were logged to build San Francisco, and Oakland's fertile flatland soils helped it become a prolific agricultural region.


In the late 1860s, Oakland was selected as the western terminal of the Transcontinental Railroad.


Following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, many San Francisco citizens moved to Oakland, enlarging the city's population, increasing its housing stock and improving its infrastructure.

The 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on April 18 with an estimated moment magnitude of 7.8 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI.


It continued to grow in the 20th century with its busy port, shipyards, and a thriving automobile manufacturing industry.


Oakland is known for its sustainability practices, including a top ranking for usage of electricity from renewable resources.

A 'renewable resource' is an organic natural resource which can replenish to overcome usage and consumption, either through biological reproduction or other naturally recurring processes in a finite amount of time.

In ecology, sustainability is the property of biological systems to remain diverse and productive indefinitely.


Oakland is also known for its history of political activism, as well as its professional sports franchises and major corporations, which include health care, dot-com companies, and manufacturers of household products.

A dot-com company, or simply a dot-com, is a company that does most of its business on the Internet, usually through a website that uses the popular top-level domain ".com".


In addition, due to a steady influx of immigrants during the 20th century, along with thousands of African-American war-industry workers who relocated from the Deep South during the 1940s, Oakland is the most ethnically diverse major city in the country.

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