24 Facts About San Bernardino


San Bernardino is a city and county seat of San Bernardino County, California.

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San Bernardino is the economic, cultural, and political hub of the San Bernardino Valley and the Inland Empire.

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Additionally, San Bernardino serves as an anchor city to the 3rd largest metropolitan area in California and the 13th largest metropolitan area in the United States; the San Bernardino-Riverside MSA.

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San Bernardino was named in 1810, when Spanish priest Francisco Dumetz led an expedition through the area.

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Today, San Bernardino is an important hub for the Inland Empire and Southern California.

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City of San Bernardino, California, occupies much of the San Bernardino Valley, which indigenous tribespeople originally referred to as "The Valley of the Cupped Hand of God".

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Near San Bernardino is a naturally formed arrowhead-shaped rock formation on the side of a mountain.

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San Bernardino became the largest city at the time to file for a Chapter 9 bankruptcy, superseded by Detroit's filing in July 2013.

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San Bernardino is unique among Southern Californian cities because of its wealth of water, which is mostly contained in underground aquifers.

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San Bernardino gets an average of 16 inches of rain, hail, or light snow showers each year.

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Western, central, and parts of eastern San Bernardino are home to mixed-ethnic working class populations, of which the Latino and African-American populations comprise the vast majority of the city.

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The heart of the Mexican-American community is on the West and Southside of San Bernardino, but is slowly expanding throughout the entire city.

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The white population in San Bernardino has declined while the Hispanic and Asian population increased.

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City's location close to the Cajon and San Bernardino Gorgonio passes, and at the junctions of the I-10, I-215, and SR-210 freeways, positions it as an intermodal logistics hub.

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Over 15 percent of San Bernardino residents are unemployed as of 2012, and over 40 percent are on some form of public assistance.

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Robert V Fullerton Museum of Art, located on the campus of California State University, San Bernardino, contains a collection of Egyptian antiquities, ancient pottery from present-day Italy, and funerary art from ancient China.

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California State University, San Bernardino Coyotes compete at the NCAA Division II level in a variety of sports.

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In 2017, San Bernardino park opened its newest park, named in honor of local heroes Bryce Hanes and Jon Cole.

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City of San Bernardino is a charter city; the first charter was passed 1905, while the most recent charter was passed in 2016.

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San Bernardino is the county seat of San Bernardino County, the largest organized county in the contiguous United States by area.

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San Bernardino is primarily served by the San Bernardino City Unified School District, the eighth largest district in the state, although it is served by Rim of the World, Redlands and Rialto Unified School Districts.

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San Bernardino is notably home to California State University, San Bernardino, a campus of the CSU System.

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Today, the San Bernardino Sun, founded in 1894 publishes in North San Bernardino, and has a circulation area roughly from Yucaipa to Fontana, including the mountain communities.

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City of San Bernardino is a member of the joint-powers authority of Omnitrans and MARTA.

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