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San Francisco is the financial, cultural, and transportation center of the San Francisco Bay Area, a region of more than 7.4 million people which includes San Jose and Oakland. The only consolidated city-county in California, it encompasses a land area of 46.7 square miles (121 km2) on the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, giving it a density of 17,243 people per square mile (6,655/km2). The City of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city in California and the 13th most populous city in the United States, with a 2010 estimated population of 808.000.
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In spite of the fact that the centralized commercial districts of the financial district and the surroundings of Union Square are well-known in the whole world, San Francisco also is characterized by the cultural wealth of his urban landscape that presents neighborhoods of mixed use placed concerning commercial central corridors where the residents and visitors can walk.
The international character that San Francisco has promoted from his foundation is still in force at present thanks to the arrival of a great number of immigrants proceeding from Asia and Latin America. With 39 per cent of his born residents abroad, 102 San Francisco has numerous full business neighborhoods and of civic institutions that attend to the newcomers. Especially, the arrival of many persons of Chinese origin, which hastened from the decade of 1970, has complemented the community historically based on Chinatown on having be established in the whole city and has transformed the Parade of the New Chinese, celebrated Year anually, in the major event of his type out of China.
The Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) houses 20th century and contemporary works of art. It moved to its current building in the South of Market neighborhood in 1995 and now attracts more than 600,000 visitors annually.
The Palace of the Legion of Honor holds primarily European antiquities and works of art at its