Fresno is the county of Fresno County, California. It’s in the Central Valley, in California’s geographic centre.
Fresno has a population of 535,000 as of February 2020. It is the 5th least populated city in California, as well as the 34th most populated metropolitan in the US.
The city is 297 km2 in size (115 square miles). The average elevation is 94 meters (308 feet). The San Jose Valley was originally inhabited by Yokuts and Miwoks. In 1848, the Gold Rush began, and the area’s population exploded. The area was not officially colonised until the 1860s, and then a city was created in 1872.
The city was built among white ash trees. Fresno means ash in Spanish. Fresno was a typical western town with saloons and a sheriff.
The Fresno City Sanitary Landfill was the country’s first modern landfill, with trenching, compacting, and daily rubbish covering with dirt. It began in 1937 and ended in 1987. It’s a Superfund site and a National Historic Landmark.
Little Armenia, German City, Little Italy, & Chinatown were among the city’s pre-war ethnic communities. Fresno became a major urban region after WWII as industries and agricultural expanded. Fresno is now the nation’s most important agricultural region, with annual sales topping $3 billion.
Yosemite National Park is located in Fresno. Yosemite’s granite cliffs, waterfalls, clean streams, enormous sequoia forests, lakes, hills, meadows, glaciers, & biological variety have earned it World Heritage status. Yosemite receives almost 4 million visitors every year.