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Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley lies in the South Bay and the southernPeninsulaof the San Francisco Bay Area. Once best known for its prune orchards, the area underwent explosive growth with the creation of the high-tech industry in the 1960s.

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Notable Places in the Area

The Gates of Hell

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The Gates of Hellis a monumental sculptural group work by French artist Auguste Rodin that depicts a scene from the Inferno, the first section of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy.The Gates of Hellis situated 1¼ miles southwest of Silicon Valley. Photo:Till.niermann,CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

Palo Alto

Palo Alto is a bustling suburb in Santa Clara County south of the city of San Francisco. Photo: King of Hearts, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Menlo Park

Menlo Park in the Peninsula area of the San Francisco Bay Area, is just north of Palo Alto and East Palo Alto. Photo: Annette Teng, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Silicon Valley

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