Oakland is a city on the San Francisco Bay in UsefulNotes/{{California}}.

Oakland is often described as "The City Across the Bay," "the Town," and various other names comparing it as to be basically UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco's younger brother. Oakland is most well-known for its three sports teams[[note]]One of which, the Golden State Warriors, will move across the Bay to San Francisco in 2017[[/note]], high crime rate, and for being the ending-point of the Transcontinental Railroad.

The population currently stands at a little less than 400,000, making Oakland the 47th-largest city in America. It is a major West Coast port, in fact one of the five most important ports in the country.