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Long Beach, California

Long Beach California
Full nameLong Beach
Settlement typeCity
MottoThe International City
CountryUnited States
CountyLos Angeles
IncorporatedDecember 13, 1897
TypeCouncil-manager government
MayorBob Foster
City CouncilRobert Garcia
Suja Lowenthal
Gary DeLong
Patrick O'Donnell
Gerrie Schipske
Dee Andrews
James Johnson
Rae Gabelich
Steve Neal
City AttorneyRobert E. Shannon
City AuditorEddie Deason
City ProsecutorDoug Haubert
City ManagerPatrick H. West
Total Area51.437 sq mi (133.2 km2)
Land Area50.293 sq mi (130.3 km2)
Water Area1.144 sq mi (3 km2)
Elevation0 ft (Sea Level 0 m)
Total Population462257 (2nd in Los Angeles County
7th in California
36th in the United States) (2010)
Density (pop.)3547.8/km2 (9191.3/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code90801-90810, 90813-90815, 90822, 90831-90835, 90840, 90842, 90844-90848, 90853, 90888, 90899
Area code562, 310 (Only Some Small Areas Cover 310 Area Code)
FIPS code06-43000
GNIS feature ID1652747

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Long Beach is a city situated in Los Angeles County in Southern California, on the Pacific coast of the United States. The city is the 36th-largest city in the nation and the seventh-largest in California. As of 2010, its population was 462,257. In addition, Long Beach is the second largest city within Greater Los Angeles and a principal city of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metropolitan area.

The city is a dominant maritime center of the United States and was recently named "Aquatic Capital of the Nation." It wields substantial influence critical to the global economy. The Port of Long Beach is the United States' second busiest container port and one of the world's largest shipping ports. The city also maintains a large oil industry with the substance being found both underground and offshore. Manufacturing sectors include those in aircraft, car parts, electronic and audiovisual equipment, and home furnishings. It is also home to headquarters for corporations including Epson America, Molina Healthcare, and SCAN Health Plan. Long Beach has grown with the development of high-technology and aerospace industries in the area.

Long Beach is located in Los Angeles County, about 20 mi (32.2 km) south of downtown Los Angeles and 105 mi (169 km) north of San Diego. Long Beach borders Orange County on its southeast edge and other Gateway Cities to the west and north.

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