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San Francisco

(Encyclopedia) San Francisco săn frănsĭs´kō [key], city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San…

São Francisco

(Encyclopedia) São Francisco souN frəsēsh´ko͝o [key], river, c.1,800 mi (2,900 km) long, rising in the Serra de Canastra, SW Minas Gerais state, Brazil, and flowing northeast, then…

Francisco Pizarro

Francisco Pizarro is the Spanish conquistador known for conquering Peru's Inca Empire and founding the city of Lima in 1535. Little is known about his early years, but it's thought he was an…

South San Francisco

(Encyclopedia) South San Francisco, city (1990 pop. 54,312), San Mateo co., W Calif.; inc. 1908. South San Francisco has several industrial parks; its manufactures include medical…

San Francisco de Macorís

(Encyclopedia) San Francisco de Macorís săn frănsĭs´kō ᵺā mäkōrēs´ [key], city (1993 pop. 96,503), N Dominican Republic. It is the commercial and processing center for an agricultural…

San Francisco Peaks

(Encyclopedia) San Francisco Peaks, N Ariz., N of Flagstaff, consisting of Mt. Humphreys, 12,670 ft (3,862 m); Mt. Agassiz, 12,340 ft (3,761 m); and Mt. Fremont, 11,940 ft (3,639 m).

Bobadilla, Francisco de

(Encyclopedia) Bobadilla, Francisco de fränthēs´kō dā bōbädē´lyä [key], d. 1502, Spanish colonial governor. He superseded Columbus in the West Indies (1500) and sent him home as a…

San Francisco Bay

(Encyclopedia) San Francisco Bay, 50 mi (80 km) long and from 3 to 13 mi (4.8–21 km) wide, W Calif.; entered through the Golden Gate , a strait between two peninsulas. The bay is…

Montejo, Francisco de

(Encyclopedia) Montejo, Francisco de fränthēs´kō dā mōntā´hō [key], c.1479–c.1548, Spanish conquistador. He served in Cuba under Diego Velásquez, later commanded a vessel in the…

Carvajal, Francisco de

(Encyclopedia) Carvajal, Francisco de fränthēs´kō dā kärvähäl´ [key], 1464?–1548, Spanish conquistador. For 40 years he fought in European wars before going to Mexico and subsequently…