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San Jose

About San Jose

1,013,240 in city
7,427,757 in metro
452 km² (175 mi²)
24.384296513 m
San Jose is the cultural, financial, and political center of Silicon Valley. Founded in 1777, San Jose was California's first civilian settlement, its first incorporated city after Sacramento, and site of the first capital. In 1909, Charles D. Herrold established the world's first radio broadcasting station in the Garden City Bank Building at the southwest corner of First and San Fernando. Located in the Santa Clara Valley along the Coyote and Guadalupe rivers, 42 miles southeast of San Francisco, San Jose averages more than 300 sunny days per year. Elevation points within the city limits rise from sea level to 4,372 feet. San Jose is the headquarters of Adobe, Cisco Systems, eBay, PayPal, Hewlett Packard, and Zoom.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
483 All Buildings
408
existing
14
under construction
38
planned
14
unbuilt
9
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 MIRO II 298 ft 2021
2 MIRO I 298 ft 2021
3 The 88 286 ft 2008
4 San Jose City Hall 285 ft 2005
5 Sobrato Office Tower 280 ft 2003