Oakland is one of the standout cities in the state of California for setting a huge benchmark in ethnic diversity. Its huge African-American population that has so brilliantly mixed with continuous influx of immigrants is one the most distinctive characteristics of this port city. The city equally stands out for its beautiful blend of lush, green parks with tall skyscrapers. Furthermore, huge concentration of free spirited artists that have made this city their beloved home is yet another distinctive quality. And not to forget infectious sporting culture that is so deeply infused in this city.
This all inviting and distinctive city is located in San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California. It is the third largest city in San Francisco Bay Area and eighth largest city in California. Its Port of Oakland is the busiest port of Northern California making it one of the most important trading centers of United States, especially in automobile industry where Oakland has earned quite a reputation.
Map of Oakland