Facts About Long Beach
The Port of Long Beach is one of the largest shipping ports in the world and is the second-largest seaport in the United States.
The average altitude of Long Beach is 16 metres above sea level.
On average, Long Beach enjoys 345 days of sunshine every year.
The city is known for its waterfront attractions, including the permanently docked RMS Queen Mary and the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Indigenous people have lived in coastal Southern California for over 10,000 years, and several successive cultures have inhabited the present-day area of Long Beach.
Long Beach is located at 33° 47′ North, 118° 10′ West, about 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles
The city has a total area of 51.437 square miles, of which 50.293 square miles is land and 1.144 square miles is water.
Long Beach is twinned with the following sister cities Mombasa, Kenya; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Qingdao, China; Sochi, Russia; Yokkaichi, Japan & Izmir, Turkey.
Long Beach has friendly relations with Bacolod, Philippines; Rosarito Beach, Mexico & Venice, Italy.
Long Beach hosts the Grand Prix of Long Beach, an IndyCar race and the Long Beach Pride Festival and Parade.