Visit San Jose, California
San Jose is the 3rd largest city in California, and 10th largest in the United States. As of 2006, the city's population was estimated at 929,936, with 1,810,560 living in the San Jose metropolitan area.
San Jose was the first city to be incorporated in the state of California, this having been done in 1850, just after the area had been annexed from Mexico (in 1846). San Jose then went on to become California's first state capital, as well hosting the first two sessions (1850 to 1851) of the California Legislature.
One interesting issue is whether the name should be spelled with or without the diacritical mark, that is to say, as "San Jose" or "San Josť". The City Charter, defines the official name as "The City of San Jose" (without the diacritical mark), and this is probably the most common way that the city's name is spelled. On the other hand, on April 3rd 1979, the City Council adopted "San Josť" (with the diacritical mark), as the official spelling, and this spelling is used on the city seal, official stationery, office titles and department names.
Attractions in San Jose include:
- Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
Here are some other facts about the area:
- Some of the major companies that have based their headquarters in San Jose include Adobe Systems, Cisco Systems and eBay.
- Professional sports franchises in San Jose include the California League baseball team, the San Jose Giants, and the ice hockey team, the San Jose Sharks.
- Probably the best known educational institution in San Jose is San Josť State University ("SJSU"). San Josť State University ("SJSU") is an urban university with a student enrollment of over 30,000, including more than 20,000 undergraduates.