Long Beach, California

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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.[9] A charter city,[3] Long Beach is the seventh-most populous city in California.

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Long Beach, California
Clockwise, from the top: Long Beach skyline, Villa Riviera, Lions Lighthouse, retired RMS Queen Mary, TTI Terminal at Port of Long Beach, Aquarium of the Pacific.
"Aquatic Capital of America"[1]
"The International City"
Location within Los Angeles County in the U.S. state of California
Long Beach
Location within the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Long Beach
Location within California
Long Beach
Location within the United States
Long Beach
Long Beach (the United States)
Coordinates: 33°46′6″N 118°11′44″W
CountryUnited States
CountyLos Angeles
CSALos Angeles-Long Beach
MSALos Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim
IncorporatedDecember 13, 1897[2]
  MayorRex Richardson[4]
  Vice MayorCindy Allen
  Legislative bodyCity Council[5]
  City managerTom Modica[6]
  City80.35 sq mi (208.10 km2)
  Land50.70 sq mi (131.32 km2)
  Water29.64 sq mi (76.77 km2)  2.22%
Elevation52 ft (16 m)
  Rank42nd in the United States
7th in California
  Density9,205.96/sq mi (3,554.23/km2)
Time zoneUTC-08:00 (Pacific)
  Summer (DST)UTC-07:00 (PDT)
ZIP Codes[10]
90801–90810, 90813–90815, 90822, 90831–90835, 90840, 90842, 90844, 90846–90848, 90853, 90895, 90899
Area code562
FIPS code06-43000
GNIS feature IDs1652747, 2410866

Incorporated in 1897, Long Beach lies in Southern California in the southern part of Los Angeles County.[11] 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.[12] 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.