Long Beach is a city located in southern Los Angeles County, California, on the Pacific coast. It is one of the busiest sea ports in the world.
Its location is 33°47' North, 118°10' West, about 20 miles (30 km) south of downtown Los Angeles. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 170.6 km˛ (65.9 mi˛). 130.6 km˛ (50.4 mi˛) of it is land and 40.0 km˛ (15.4 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 23.42% water. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 461,522. It is the fifth largest city in California and the second largest in Los Angeles County.
According to the 2000 US Census, Long Beach is the most ethnically diverse large city in the United States. For example, Long Beach has the largest population of Cambodians outside of Cambodia, and the area along Anaheim St. is sometimes called "Little Phnom Penh". There are also sizable populations of Blacks, Mexicans, Salvadorians and other Central Americans, Filipinos, Vietnamese and other Asians
Web Sites and Links
City of Long BeachOfficial government website for the City of Long Beach.
Long Beach Fire Training CenterFire Department training information. Includes history of the fire academy, calendar, staff and EMT syllabus.
Long Beach Fire DepartmentHistory, safety tips, employment information and requirements.
Long Beach Police DepartmentInformation about the department and its services, job openings, volunteer programs, crime prevention, and links for kids.
Long Beach Water DepartmentCity's administrative water utility organization. Information on sources, sewage treatment, conservation and city projects.
Long Beach Web CamView of Shoreline, Marina and the Queen Mary.
Looking Out at the Port of Long BeachA testament to beauty and the Port of Long Beach, as seen from a historical high rise apartment building for the last time.
Sister Cities of Long Beach, Inc.Contact information, list of sister cities.