Useful Notes: Oakland

Oakland is a city on the San Francisco Bay in California.

Oakland is often described as "The City Across the Bay," "the Town," and various other names comparing it as to be basically San Francisco's younger brother. Oakland is most well-known for its three sports teamsnote , 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.