San Jose is the
third-largest city in California, the tenth-largest in the United States, and
the county seat of Santa Clara County. San Jose is the largest city within Silicon
Valley, which is a major component of the greater Bay Area. It is the largest
city in Northern California.
San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe,
the first civilian town in the Spanish colony of Nueva California. The city
served as a farming community to support Spanish