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San Jose California - Silicon Valley
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Driving Distance
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Albuquerque 1035
Anaheim 396
Atlanta 2530
Boston 3215
Chicago 2202
Dallas 1738
Denver 1112
Fort Lauderdale 3059
Indianapolis 2318
Kansas City 1778
Lake Tahoe 185
Las Vegas 460
Los Angeles 366
Miami 3071
Nashville 2319
New Orleans 2278
New York 3058
Orlando 2888
Palm Beaches 3034
Pensacola 2440
Philadelphia 2999
Phoenix 737
San Diego 502
San Francisco 49
Seattle 841
Tampa 2838
Washington D.C. 2898
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San Jose, California - Silicon Valley Facts & Statistics

The San Jose, California - Silicon Valley area enjoys a beautiful mild climate with over 300 sunny days per year and an average rainfall of just over 14 inches.
Average temperatures:
Jan: 58-40 Fahrenheit/14-4 Celsius; Feb: 62-43 F/17-6 C; Mar: 65-45 F/18-7 C; Apr: 70-47 F/21-8 C; May: 74-50 F/23-10 C; Jun: 79-54 F/26-12 C; Jul: 82-56 F/28-13 C; Aug: 82-56 F/28-13 C; Sep: 80-55 F/27-13 C; Oct: 74-51 F/23-11 C; Nov: 64-45 F/18-7 C; Dec: 57-40 F/14-4 C.
The San Jose population is nearing one million, making it the third largest city in California behind Los Angeles and San Diego, and the 11th largest city in the United States.
Area Geography
The San Jose area is located in Santa Clara County, on the south side of the San Francisco Bay.
County Government
The government of San Jose consists of the Mayor, who is elected by the community at-large, as well as ten council members elected by districts. Each elected member can serve no more that two consecutive terms.
Sales or Use Tax
The sales tax rate in San Jose is 6%.
Important Numbers
Emergency Numbers: Dial 911 for police and medical emergencies. For police non-emergency dial 311. San Jose Fire (408) 277-4444. San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau (888) SAN-JOSE.
Telephone Codes
The area code for San Jose is 408.
Time Zone
Pacific Time (PST), eight hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Daylight Saving Time is observed from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October.
Electrical Current
Electrical devices here run on 110/115 volt, 60-cycle current. International visitors therefore may need to use adapters or converters.
US Dollar ($). Numerous money exchanges are available. Most major airports, various banks and American Express offices are available to exchange foreign currency.

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