Ten fun facts about San Jose

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Fact 1
The city was founded in the year 1777, was originally not more than a small farming city and is considered to be California’s oldest civilian settlement.

Fact 2
Before Sacramento, it was the state’s capital, is California’s third largest city and the tenth largest in the U.S. Coincidentally, it is also the Silicon Valley’s largest city.

Fact 3
It is America’s leading patent generation city and has the highest median household income in the country.


Fact 4
It is a very “well-educated” city in that over half the adults who live here boast of a college degree.

Fact 5
Silicon Valley’s largest higher-learning institution, San Jose State University (SJSU), is located here. It has over 4,000 employees and over 30,000 students.

Fact 6
The Dr. Martin Luther King Library is located on the SJSU campus and west of Mississippi is the largest public library. San Jose is home to a majority of Cost Rica’s Spanish language schools.

Fact 7
San Jose is the top-third safest big city in the U.S and is known as the Capital City of the Silicon Valley.

Fact 8
San Jose is the biggest recycler amongst the county’s largest cities and has pioneered numerous commonplace environmental activities.

Fact 9
The city has over 6,600 technology companies which in effect makes it the one with the most concentrated technology expertise area in the world.

Fact 10
A little known fact is that one of the very first scenes in the dinosaur movie “Jurassic Park” features a “San Jose, Costa Rica” setting. The reason it’s interesting is that the landlocked capital city has no beaches at all!


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Short about San Jose
Is situated at the Southern tip of San Francisco Bay. It is Silicon Valley’s largest city and at one point in history was a base for Spanish military installations.



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