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San Jose is a city located in California. Positioned in the northern part of the state in the Bay Area, it is often known as "The Capital of Silicon Valley", and is the largest city in the Bay Area and Northern California, the third largest city in the state, and the 10th largest city in America.

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  1. Boasting a presence of close to 7,000 tech companies, San Jose is the most concentrated tech center in the world.
  2. The Monopoly board in Guadalupe River Park is 30 square feet, making it the largest Monopoly board in the world.
  3. It is illegal for grocery stores in San Jose to use plastic bags.
  4. Rocking the crowd since 1981, “The Wave” was invented by former San Jose State cheerleader Crazy George Henderson.
  5. Nikki Sixx of Motley Crüe was born in San Jose.

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