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Long Beach is a midsize city with population of 492,682 located 20 miles (32 km) south of downtown Los Angeles, California. The city is the 38th-largest city in the nation and the sixth-largest in California. In addition, Long Beach is the second largest city within the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

The city is a dominant maritime center of the United States. It wields substantial influence critical to the global economy. The Port of Long Beach is the United States second busiest container port and one of the world's largest shipping ports. The city also has a large oil industry with oil being found both underground and offshore. Manufacturers include aircraft, car parts, electronic and audiovisual equipment, and home furnishings. It is also home to headquarters for corporations including Epson America, Molina Healthcare, and SCAN Health Plan. Long Beach has grown with the development of high-technology and aerospace industries in the area.

Attractions in the city includes the 1936 ocean liner Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, El Dorado Regional Park, Rancho Los Cerritos, Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden and beach parks.

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http://www.ci.long-beach.ca.us

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