America's finest city, San Diego
has an estimated population of over 3,263,431. The city has lots to offer, with highlights, including the San Diego zoo, SeaWorld, Lego land, pearly white sand beaches, charming shopping centers, fine restaurants and the list is an endless one. Did you know that San Diego is the birthplace of California. A Portuguese navigator Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo
made the first European exploration of the West Coast on September 28, 1542.
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Get acquainted with interesting facts about San Diego!
- San Diego's nickname is America's Finest City
- Motto of the city is Semper Vigilans (Latin for "Ever Vigilant")
- San Diego's form of government is a strong mayor government.
- The highest point in the city is Cowles Mountain, at 1,591 feet (485 m).
- One America Plaza, at 500 feet (150 m) is currently the tallest building in San Diego.
- The Farmers' Almanac has ranked San Diego is among the top-ten best climates.
- The city's ethnic makeup - 28.8% Hispanic or Latino, Mexican American, make up 24.9% of the total population and 0.6% were Puerto Rican.
- San Diego is California's 2nd largest city and is the eighth largest city in the U.S.
- The San Diego International Airport is a single-runway bustling airport in the United States and the world's 2nd busiest next to Gatwick, London.
- Located in La Jolla, Birch Aquarium is the nation's most massive oceanographic museum.
- In the United States, San Diego County has the largest number of farms.
- San Diego produces the largest amount of avocados in the United States.
- The Hotel Del Coronado is the first in the world to unveil the Christmas tree (electrically illuminated) in 1904.
- Between early 1930s to the late 1970s, San Diego was known as the world's Tuna Capital.
- San Diego imports over 80 percent of its water, totaling 168 million gallons a day.