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San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo County, California

ZipCodes
93401, 93405, 93420, 93422, 93442, 93446, 93449




Page Contents for San Luis Obispo, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of San Luis Obispo is approximately 43,027 2001.
The approximate number of families is 17,877 1990.
The amount of land area in San Luis Obispo is 24.037 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in San Luis Obispo is 10.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.46 sq kilometers.
The distance from San Luis Obispo to Washington DC is 2488 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 227 miles. (as the crow flies)
San Luis Obispo is positioned 35.27 degrees north of the equator and 120.66 degrees west of the prime meridian.
San Luis Obispo elevation is 315 feet above sea level.

Location

on Hwy 101 200 miles north of Los Angeles and 235 miles south of San Francisco, just north of Santa Barbara and only eight miles from the Pacific Ocean.
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History & History Related Items

Father Junipero Serra named the mission here San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, after St. Louis, Bishop of Toulouse because he was reminded of a bishop's mitre by two nearby volcanic peaks. The traditional tile roofs of the California mission began here when a tile making process was developed after several thatched roofs on the mission caught fire and burned.

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Click here for the California Missions trail.
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The founding of San Luis Obispo

1772

The incorporation of San Luis Obispo

February 16, 1856


Attractions

Photos and information for San Luis Obispo.

www.virtualslo.com Your virtual tour guide to San Luis Obispo and the Central Coast. There are scenic locations to downtown locations, great site for planning a trip to San Luis Obispo or figuring out what to do as a local.
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San Luis Obispo City Government

City of San Luis Obispo
990 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: 805 781-7114

San Luis Obispo Chamber

San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce
1039 Chorro Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: 805 781-2777
TDD: 805 541-8416
FAX: 805543-1255

San Luis Obispo Organizations

San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce
1039 Chorro Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: 805 781-2777
TDD: 805 541-8416
FAX: 805543-1255

San Luis Obispo Schools

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo

Miscellany

The population of San Luis Obispo was:
1990 - 41,958
2001 - 43,027

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