Anaheim is a city in Orange County, south-west California, a part of the greater Los Angeles conurbation to the east of Long Beach. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 328,014, making it the tenth-largest city in California. It is a focus city of the Greater Los Angeles Area.
Founded by German settlers in 1857 and incorporated on February 10, 1870, Anaheim developed into an industrial center, producing electronics, aircraft parts, and canned fruit. It is the site of Disneyland, a world-famous theme park which opened in 1955, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, and the largest convention center on the American West Coast. Its name is a blend of "Ana", after the nearby Santa Ana River, and "heim", from the German for "home". Previously, the settlement was known as Campo Aleman (Spanish for German Camp).
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