10 Interesting Facts about Fresno

The fifth largest city in United States, California will be explained on Facts about Fresno. Fresno is also known as the Raisin Capitol. It is located in the San Joaquin River Valley, California (midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles). Besides, Fresno has the great weather and land area which can help farmers and ranchers. It also becomes the top country for agriculture, such as grapes, cotton, tomatoes, and lettuce. Here are ten interesting facts about Fresno.

Facts about Fresno 1: The economy of Fresno

Agricultural chemicals, plastic products, glass, clothing, computer software, and food processing supported the economy in Fresco. That is why Fresco becomes the center of distributing and manufacturing.

Facts about Fresno 2: Ash Tree

Ash Tree is the meaning of Fresno’s word in Spanish. It also becomes the symbol of city’s flag.

The flag of Fresno, California
The flag of Fresno, California

Facts about Fresno 3: The raisin industry

Fresno started the raisin industry accidentally. It was started when some grapes were mistakenly dried on the vines.

Facts about Fresno 4:  The major airport (Fresno Yosemite International Airport)

Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT), which is known as Fresno Air Terminal is the major airport in Fresno. It also becomes the first airport that used new security systems.

Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)
Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)

Facts about Fresno 5: The major sports in Fresno

Football (NFL), Baseball (MLB), Basketall (NBA), and Hockey (NHL) are the major sports leagues in Fresno.

Facts about Fresno 6: The popular university in Fresno

California State University is the popular university in Fresno. It is located at the northeast edge of Show Avenue, Fresno, California. There are many unique facilities in the university, including on-campus raisin and wine grape vineyards, on-campus planetarium, and commercial winery.

California State University
California State University

Facts about Fresno 7: Special Fog (Tule Fog)

Tule Fog is the unique foggy condition in Fresno. The fog is usually accompanied by freezing rain and thick fog appeared during the winter months.

Facts about Fresno 8: National Parks (Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia)

Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia are the most famous national parks in Fresno. There are majestic waterfall, pristine lakes, and famous giant sequoia trees (the largest tree in the world, the General Sherman) at there.

Kings Canyon National Park
Kings Canyon National Park

Facts about Fresno 9: The cultures of Fresno

Fresno has many cultures, such as the Saroyan Theatre, Fresno Grand Opera, Fresno Metropolitan Museum, and Discovery Center. It also has famous festivals, named Blues Festival which is held in the Tower District and the Conours D’Elegance at California State University.

Facts about Fresno 10: Fresno Outdoors

Fresno is known as agreeable climate. That is why Fresno has many activities that can be held in the outdoors, including surfing pasific coast beaches (skiing the Sierras in the winter and Santa Cruz in the summer), Sailing at Huntington Lake, and canoeing the San Joaquin River. It will be fun for people who like outdoor activities.

Huntington Lake in California
Huntington Lake in California


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