Portal:San Diego County

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Portal:San Diego)

Welcome to the San Diego County Portal

Sdmetro.jpg
California county map (San Diego County highlighted).svg

San Diego County is a county located in the southwestern corner of the State of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,095,313, making it the second-most populous county in California and the fifth-most populous in the United States. Its county seat is San Diego, the eighth-most populous city in the United States. It is the south-westernmost county in the 48 contiguous United States.

San Diego County comprises the San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is also part of the San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area shared between the United States and Mexico.

San Diego County has 70 miles (110 km) of coastline. Most of the county has a mild Mediterranean climate to semiarid climate, though there are mountains that receive frost and snow in the wintertime.

There are also 16 naval and military installations of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Coast Guard in San Diego County. These include the Naval Base San Diego, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and Naval Air Station North Island.

Arising from an effort by the state government to identify regional economies, San Diego County and Imperial County are part of the Southern Border Region, one of nine such regions. As a regional economy, the Southern Border Region is the smallest but most economically diverse region in the state. However, the two counties maintain weak relations and have little in common aside from their common border.

From north to south, San Diego County extends from the southern borders of Orange County and Riverside County to the Mexico–United States border and Baja California. From west to east, San Diego County stretches from the Pacific Ocean to its boundary with Imperial County. (Full article...)

Selected Article

Casa de Balboa, home of the Museum of San Diego History and Research Library, Model Railroad Museum, and the Museum of Photographic Arts.
Balboa Park is a 1,200 acre (4.9 km²) urban cultural park in San Diego, California, United States named after the Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa. Many of the trees here were planted by the famous American gardener Kate Sessions. Placed in reserve in 1835, it is one of the oldest sites in the United States dedicated to public recreational usage. Besides open areas and natural vegetation, it contains a variety of cultural attractions including museums, theaters, gardens, shops and restaurants as well as the San Diego Zoo. Balboa Park was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977. The park is managed and maintained by the City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department.

The main artery through the park is el Prado. Along this boulevard are many of the park's museums and cultural attractions, including the San Diego Museum of Man, the San Diego Museum of Art, the Museum of Photographic Arts, the San Diego Art Institute the San Diego Model Railroad Museum, the San Diego Natural History Museum, the San Diego History Center, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, and the Timken Museum of Art where admission is always free. There are a number of gardens located in the park. These include Alcazar Garden, Botanical Building, Cactus Garden, Casa del Rey Moro Garden, Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden, Japanese Friendship Garden, Marston House Garden, Palm Canyon, and Zoro Garden.

Selected image

Will Ferrell (4840308860).jpg
Will Ferrell in cosplay as Megamind, passing out orange juice and donuts at the 2010 Comic-Con International, San Diego
image credit: Gage Skidmore


Did you know...

U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program

Cities of San Diego County

Categories

Related Portals

WikiProject

San-diego-mission-church.JPG You are invited to participate in WikiProject San Diego, a WikiProject dedicated to developing and improving articles about San Diego County.


Selected panorama

Pres. Wilson addressing 50,000 people, San Diego Stadium, Sept. 19, 1919 LCCN2007661940.tif
President Woodrow Wilson addressing 50,000 people, San Diego Stadium, Sept. 19, 1919
image credit: Library of Congress

Recognized content

Featured article Featured articles
Former featured article Former featured articles
Featured list Featured lists
Good article Good articles
Delisted good article Former good articles
Good article nominee Good article nominees
Featured picture Featured pictures
Did You Know? Did you know? articles
Main page featured articles
In the News articles
Picture of the day pictures

Populated places

Wikimedia

San Diego County on  Wikinews  San Diego County on  Wikiquote  San Diego County on  Wikibooks  San Diego County on  Wikisource  San Diego County on  Wiktionary  San Diego County on  Wikiversity  San Diego County on Wikimedia Commons
News Quotations Manuals & Texts Texts Definitions Learning resources Images & Media

Purge server cache

Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Portal:San_Diego_County&oldid=743670192"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:San_Diego
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Portal:San Diego County"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA