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Long Beach is a city in Los Angeles County, California. It is the 42nd-most populous city in the United States, with a population of 466,742 as of 2020. A charter city, Long Beach is the seventh-most populous city in California.
Long Beach, California
"The International City"
|CSA||Los Angeles-Long Beach|
|MSA||Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim|
|Incorporated||December 13, 1897|
|• Mayor||Rex Richardson|
|• Vice Mayor||Cindy Allen|
|• Legislative body||City Council|
|• City manager||Tom Modica|
|• City||80.35 sq mi (208.10 km2)|
|• Land||50.70 sq mi (131.32 km2)|
|• Water||29.64 sq mi (76.77 km2) 2.22%|
|Elevation||52 ft (16 m)|
|• Rank||42nd in the United States|
7th in California
|• Density||9,205.96/sq mi (3,554.23/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-08:00 (Pacific)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-07:00 (PDT)|
90801–90810, 90813–90815, 90822, 90831–90835, 90840, 90842, 90844, 90846–90848, 90853, 90895, 90899
|GNIS feature IDs||1652747, 2410866|
Incorporated in 1897, Long Beach lies in Southern California in the southern part of Los Angeles County. Long Beach is approximately 20 miles (32 km) south of downtown Los Angeles, and is part of the Gateway Cities region. The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest container port in the United States and is among the world's largest shipping ports. The city is over an oilfield with minor wells both directly beneath the city as well as offshore.
The city is known for its waterfront attractions, including the permanently docked RMS Queen Mary and the Aquarium of the Pacific. Long Beach also hosts the Grand Prix of Long Beach, an IndyCar race and the Long Beach Pride Festival and Parade. California State University, Long Beach, one of the largest universities in California by enrollment, is within the city.