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Long Beach
Los Angeles County, California

ZipCodes
90802, 90803, 90805, 90808, 90813, 90814, 90815, 90822

Motto
"Welcome to the International Hometown"



Page Contents for Long Beach, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Long Beach is approximately 437,816 (1997), 462257 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 170,388 (1990), 163531 (2010).
The amount of land area in Long Beach is 129.54 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 39.807 sq kilometers.
The distance from Long Beach to Washington DC is 2426 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 377 miles. (as the crow flies)
Long Beach is positioned 33.78 degrees north of the equator and 118.15 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Long Beach elevation is 29 feet above sea level.
Long Beach average temperature is (winter) 46-67; (spring) 55-74; (summer) 63-83; (fall) 50-73 degrees F.

Location

22 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. It is on San Pedro Bay on the Pacific Ocean.
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History & History Related Items

A history page for Long Beach which also includes a good time-line.
A rancho was awarded to Manuel Nieto in 1784 in what is now the Long Beach area. The city was known as Willmore City in 1882. It was incorporated in 1888.
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The founding of Long Beach

1881

The incorporation of Long Beach

February 10, 1888, but disincorporated on July 24, 1896. A second incorporation was effective on December 13, 1897.


Attractions

The U.S. Navy has multiple facilities in Long Beach and the area.

The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy.
Long Beach, Ca 90802-6390
Phone: 562-435-3511
Fax: 562-437-4531
Email
at the south end of the 710 Freeway on the water in Long Beach just across the harbor from the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific
For Information: 562-435-3511
Explore to your heart's content all 1,019.5 feet of the 81,237 ton ship in the Long Beach Harbor. You can even stay the night in one of the staterooms!
See and board a Russian, Foxtrot class submarine.
See some real Titanic artifacts and view the exhibit on the ill-fated liner. Other special events are scheduled during the year. Please call to confirm hours and fees.

See a photo gallery of Long Beach.

Attractions in Long Beach and the area.

Long Beach Firefighter's Museum
1445 Peterson Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90813-2325
Phone: 562-570-2985

Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, California 90801
Phone: 562-590-3100
Fax: 562-590-3109
Email: info@lbaop.org
Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm
Be sure to visit the Shark Lagoon. There are some sharks you can touch and some you can't!

Photos and information for Long Beach.

Please call for Visitor Information: (800) 452-7829

Photos and information for Naples - a peninsula on the southern most tip of Long Beach. Naples was patterned after the Italian city with canals. Authentic gondolas glide along the waterways while others watch from the waterfront sidewalks. Private tours are available by reservation by calling: (562) 433-9595. Tours depart from Alamitos Bay at 5437 E. Ocean Blvd in Long Beach.

Photos and information on the Belmont Shore area of Long Beach along 2nd Street and Ocean Avenue in the southern portion of the city. It, like Naples, was supposed to become a "little Italy" complete with canals. Unlike nearby Naples, the community never took hold. It did, however, evolve into a quaint beach community. It is located near California State University at Long beach.

The home of the World's Largest Flag - located at 4th Street and Lime Ave.
Email: ski@superflag.com
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Long Beach City Government

City of Long Beach (Official Website)
333 W. Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: 562-570-6101


government page for Long Beach.
A Contact Page for Long Beach.


The Long Beach Airport


Long Beach Senior Citizen's Center
1150 E. 4th St.
Long Beach, CA 90802-1735
Phone: 562-570-3500

Long Beach Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
1 World Trade Center #350
Long Beach, CA 90831-0350
Phone: 562-436-1251
or
Chamber of Commerce
2670 Cherry Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90806-2009
Phone: 562-424-6489

Long Beach Community Events

2002, July 19 - Aug 4
PinkSlip is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to their line-up. Irene Pena and Paul Feldman join existing members Heatherton, Brian Adamson, and Adam Buxton, for the upcoming International Pop Overthrow Festival on Sunday, July 28, 2002 from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. This event will be held at diPiazza's at 5205 East Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach. This 5th Annual Event will feature established pop artists from all over the world.

Tickets are $ 8, available on the day of the event only. For more information, please call 310.884.6626 or visit www.pinksliprocks.com

Long Beach Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
1 World Trade Center #350
Long Beach, CA 90831-0350
Phone: 562-436-1251
or
Chamber of Commerce
2670 Cherry Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90806-2009
Phone: 562-424-6489

Long Beach Libraries

Long Beach Public Library and Information Center
101 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, California 90822
Phone: (562) 570-7500

Long Beach Schools

Long Beach Unified School District
1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90810
Phone: (562) 997-8000

Long Beach State University

Long Beach City College
4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808-1780
Phone: 562-938-4111

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Miscellany

Long Beach has 50 square miles of land area.
Long Beach has 345 days of sunshine each year, on average.

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