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

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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.
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San Luis Obispo 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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San Luis Obispo history:

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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The founding of San Luis Obispo: 1772
The incorporation date of San Luis Obispo: February 16, 1856

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Photos and information for San Luis Obispo. 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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