Updated at 2024-02-21
True to its name, the coast of Long Beach seems to stretch endlessly into the distance, leaving visitors speechless at the sight of such a picturesque scene. The Spaniards discovered Long Beach in the 16th century. They called the region the Bay of the Smokes because the indigenous people used smoke pillars to communicate, which also doubled as veils covering the unforgettable splendor of the region. Today, the bay of Long Beach remains enchanting as ever. It houses not only the world's largest surviving steamship but also the largest aquarium in California. More than a quarter of the local population is overseas immigrants attracted by the popularity of the region.
Alliance Date: December 15, 2022
Area: 208 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 439,000 people
Main Industries/Features: It is known as oil industries, navy shipyards and facilities. Ports are the mainstays of the city.