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Oakland, a city in Alameda county, California, U.S.A., stands on the E. shore of the bay, opposite to San Francisco, of which it is almost a suburb, attracting many residents by its fine situation and handsome streets. Here the Central Pacific Railway has its terminus, and the pier, two miles long, affords facilities for shipping. Various industries exist, jute-spinning being the most important. The settlement was incorporated as a city in 1854.