Facts About Fresno
The city of Fresno covers a total area of 297 square kilometres.
The original inhabitants of the San Joaquin Valley region were the Yokuts people and Miwok people, who engaged in trading with other Californian tribes of Native Americans including coastal peoples such as the Chumash of the Central California coast, with whom they are thought to have traded plant and animal products.
Fresno became an incorporated city in 1885.
The average elevation of Fresno is 308 feet above sea level.
The city was settled in an area abundant with white ash trees. In Spanish, Fresno means ash tree.
Fresno is at 36°44′52″N 119°46′21″W.
Fresno is also the third-largest majority-Hispanic city in the United States, with 50.5% of its population being Hispanic in 2020.
Fresno was founded in 1872 as a railway station of the Central Pacific Railroad before it was incorporated in 1885.
Fresno has become an economic hub of Fresno County and the San Joaquin Valley, with much of the surrounding areas in the Metropolitan Fresno region predominantly tied to large-scale agricultural production.
Fresno is twinned with the following sister cities Kōchi, Japan; Münster, Germany; Morogoro, Tanzania; Verona, Italy; Vagharshapat, Armenia; Châteauroux, France; Taishan, China; Afula-Gilboa, Israel; Taraz, Kazakhstan & Torreon, Mexico.