9 Facts About San Francisco Bay Area

1. The San Francisco Bay Area is the American West's second-largest urban area with approximately 7 million residents.

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2. San Francisco Bay Area became the center of American settlement and commerce in the Far West through most of the remainder of the 19th century.

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3. San Francisco Bay Area was navigable as far south as San Jose until the 1850s, when hydraulic mining released massive amounts of sediment from the rivers that settled in those parts of the bay that had little or no current.

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4. San Francisco Bay Area is one of the wealthiest regions in the United States.

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5. San Francisco Bay Area, known as the Bay Area, is a metropolitan area that goes around the San Francisco Bay in Northern California.

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6. San Francisco Bay Area has includes a number of military base camps, airports and national parks.

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7. Furthermore, the North San Francisco Bay Area is a major player in the country's agriculture and wine industry.

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8. The East San Francisco Bay Area, centered around Oakland, is home to heavy industry, metalworking, oil, and shipping, while Silicon Valley is a major pole of economic activity around the technology industry.

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9. San Francisco Bay Area is a populous region surrounding the San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun estuaries in the northern part of the US state of California.

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