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|Long Beach Facts|
461,564 (Fifth largest in California)
Overlooking San Pedro Bay on the south coast of Los Angeles County, Long Beach is 22 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, 10 miles southwest of Anaheim
First incorporated on February 10, 1888, disincorporated July 24, 1896. Second incorporation effective December 13, 1897.
50 square miles
Port of Long Beach
Busiest port on the West coast (handling the most cargo tonnage). Recently named #1 container port in the U. S
Approximately 5 million
(based on City of Long Beach resource Allocation Plan FY 2003)
With total economic impact estimated to be $950 million, direct visitor spending accounted for $343 million.
5,000+ within greater Long Beach area
1.6 million annually
(Estimated 2005 figure)
224,000 sq. ft. of Exhibit Space
83,000 sq. ft. of Meeting Space
75,000 sq. ft. Arena (13,500 seats)
20,456 sq. ft. Ballroom
Average Days of Sunshine
Long Beach Marina, including the Downtown Shoreline Marina, holds 3,400 slips, making it the largest municipally owned and operated marina system in the country.
Alamitos Bay Marina holds 1,991 slips.
710 Long Beach Fwy (north/south)
405 San Diego Fwy (north/south)
605 San Gabriel River Fwy (north/south)
110 Harbor Fwy (north/south)
105 Century Fwy (east west)
Route 1 Pacific Coast Highway (along coastline)
Metro Blue Line: Long Beach to Los Angeles. Metro Green Line: Northern tip of Redondo Beach to Norwalk
Greyhound (long distance service); Long Beach Transit, Los Angeles MTA, Orange County RTD and Torrance Transit.
Long Beach - 10 minutes from downtown Los Angeles International - 25 minutes north (23 miles) Orange County/John Wayne - 35 minutes south(27 miles)
Nearby Attractions / Recreation Areas
Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach Grand Prix, Long Beach Marine Stadium, Carnival Cruise Lines, Catalina Island, Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood. Visit the Long Beach Convention & Visitor Bureau web site for all the exciting possibilites in Long Beach.
Sailing, jet skiing, windsurfing, water skiing, fishing, sea kayaking and sunbathing.
Nearby Professional Sports Teams
|Major League Baseball Dodgers and Angels; National Basketball Association Lakers and Clippers; National Hockey League Kings and Mighty Ducks.|| || || |