posted by cath .
san francisco, california, a country or a city?
It is also a county. (But not a country, although they act like it is another planet at times)
The city of San Franciso completely fills the borders of San Francisco county.
It is a consolidated city-county. For example it has one Mayor who is Mayor of what would be the city and the county. The consolidated city-county has similarities with metropolitan boroughs and unitary authorities in England.
san francisco is a city california a state