Los Angeles - Long Beach, CA, USA

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Los Angeles - Long Beach, CA, USA
Los Angeles - Long Beach, CA, USA

Long Beach, California - Wikipedia

Long Beach, California. Period Tongva [edit]. Spanish and Mexican periods[edit]. Post-Conquest period[edit]. Incorporation[edit]. Neighborhoods[edit]. Top employers[edit]. Cultural events[edit]. Sites of special interest[edit]. Grand Prix of Long Beach[edit]. Long Beach Marathon[edit]. College sports[edit]. 2028 Summer Olympics[edit].

Long Beach is located in Los Angeles County, California. With a population of 466 742 as of 2020, it is the 42nd most populous US city. [10] Long Beach, a charter city[3] is the seventh-most populous California city.

Long Beach was established in 1897. It is located in Southern California, in the southern portion of Los Angeles County. [13] Long Beach lies approximately 20 miles (32km) south of Los Angeles and is part the Gateway Cities region. The Port of Long Beach, which is America's second busiest container port, is also one of the largest shipping ports in the world. [14] The city lies over an oilfield that has minor wells, both below the city and offshore.

It is well-known for its waterfront attractions such as the RMS Queen Mary, which is permanently docked, and the Aquarium of the Pacific. Long Beach hosts the Grand Prix of Long Beach and IndyCar race. It also hosts the Long Beach Pride Festival and Parade. California State University, Long Beach is located within the city. It is one of the largest California universities by enrollment.

Over 10,000 years ago, indigenous peoples have lived along the coast of Southern California. Several cultures have also inhabited Long Beach. The dominant group in the area was the Tongva, which became the dominant group after the arrival of Spanish explorers in 16th century. At least three of their major settlements were located in the city. Tevaaxa'anga, an inland settlement close to the Los Angeles River was home to Ahwaanga'nga and Povuu'nga, who were coastal villages. They were forced to move with other Tongva villages in the middle of the 19th century because of missionization, political change and a dramatic drop in population due to European diseases. [15]