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10 Interesting Facts About Long Beach

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.

 

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