|Population: 1,267,000 people|
County: San Diego
The population of San Diego is 2.5 million people. It is a megapolital structure stretched in the South-West of California. Its western parts are on the Pacific shores and southern parts border with Mexico. Starting from 1990s San Diego experiences tremendous population growth. In 1940 it was city number 43 by population in the US. And now it is the 6th. A huge sea port in San Diego bay plays a significant role in the life of the city. And the issue in not just the trade, the same port harbors warships that are based in San Diego Naval Base, one of the most important US Naval bases.
San Diego is one of the most beautiful cities of the world visited by about 30 millions of tourists every year. It is known for its placidity and dignity, courtesy of inhabitants, lack of snobbery despite wealth, easy and natural atmosphere is in the air over here. But though the people seem buoyant and even carefree, San Diego remains a very conservative city where laws are strictly observed. May be that’s why San Diego is among few cities with the lowest crime rate.
Historical sights are the museum of Junipero Serra, a Franciscan priest who was in charge of Spanish colonization of California in 1769. The museum is located on the top of Presidio hill in the old city. Another sight is Scripps Institution of Oceanography, which is well known in the US. San Diego is famous for its city park, the Balboa Park, with many museums, botanical gardens and world famous San Diego Zoo with 4,000 species are presented, and 40 hectares of which are occupied by gardens of tropical flowers and other plants.