Facts About Anaheim
Anaheim’s name is a blend of Ana, after the nearby Santa Ana River, and German -Heim meaning “home”, which is also a common Germanic place name compound
The city has a total area of 50.8 square miles, 49.8 square miles of which is land and 1.0 square mile of which is water.
Carl Karcher, Carl’s Jr.’s owner lived at Anaheim where they opened their first restaurant Carl’s Drive-In Barbecue, now Carl’s Jr.
Anaheim was founded by fifty German families in 1857 and incorporated as the second city in Los Angeles County on March 18, 1876; Orange County was split off from Los Angeles County in 1889.
In 1924 Anaheim hosted its very first Halloween parade and till today it continues to hold one of the largest parades in the US.
Anaheim was incorporated as a city for the first time in 1870.
The city is home to the largest and most impressive convention centres on the West Coast.
Anaheim has the following sister cities Mito, Japan & Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
The elevation of Anaheim is 157 ft above sea level.
The city was founded by winemakers and grape farmers. After grape crops failed oranges became the largest crop in the city.