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Long Beach.

1 City (1990 pop. 429,433), Los Angeles co., S Calif., on San Pedro Bay; est. 1882 as Willmore City, inc. 1888 as Long Beach. Having an excellent harbor, it serves as one of Los Angeles's two ports—it is one of the world's largest container ports—and a year-round resort noted for its long, wide beaches and active marina. The city also has a large oil industry; oil (discovered in 1921) is found both underground and offshore. Manufactures include aircraft, automobile parts, electronic and audiovisual equipment, and home furnishings. Long Beach grew with the development of high-technology and aerospace industries in the area, and through immigration, with two of the largest groups being Hispanic and Cambodian. Points of interest include an aquarium; an adobe ranch house (1844) that is now a museum; four artificial oil islands in the harbor; and the ocean liner Queen Mary, a museum, hotel, and tourist center. California State Univ. Long Beach is in the city. 2 City (1990 pop. 33,510), Nassau co., SE N.Y., on Long Island; inc. 1922. It is a residential suburb and beach community on the Atlantic Ocean. Clothing, machinery, and umbrellas are manufactured there. The city suffered severe damage from Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
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Long Beach


a city on the Pacific coast of the USA, in the state of California; a southern suburb of Los Angeles. Population, 359,000 (1970).

Long Beach is a port on San Pedro Bay (1970 freight turnover, about 17 million tons) and a base for a fishing fleet. Among its major industries are the extraction and refining of oil. As of 1970, more than 50,000 persons were employed in its manufacturing industry, the chief branches of which are space rocketry and aviation, automobile assembly, ship-building, metalworking, petrochemicals, and food processing (chiefly canning). The city is also a climatic health resort.

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Long Beach

a city in SW California, on San Pedro Bay: resort and naval base; oil-refining. Pop.: 475 460 (2003 est.)
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