City Information

City of Long Beach

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City of Long Beach

Port of Long Beach

Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau
Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce


City of Long Beach Facts


  • First incorporated on February 10, 1888, the City was briefly “disincorporated” shortly thereafter. Long Beach was reincorporated on December 3, 1897.
  • Long Beach is a charter city and operates under a Council-Manager form of government.
  • The Mayor, City Attorney, City Prosecutor, and City Auditor are full-time citywide elected positions.
  • The City of Long Beach is divided into 9 Council Districts of approximately equal population. Members of the City Council are voted into office by district.
  • Long Beach is the second largest city in Los Angeles County and the seventh most populous city in California.
  • Overlooking San Pedro Bay on the south coast of Los Angeles County, Long Beach is 22 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, 10 miles southwest of Anaheim.
  • The City of Long Beach has a population of approximately 470,000 over 50 square miles of coastal land in Southern California.
  • Long Beach is home to the Port of Long Beach, one of the world’s busiest seaports. It is a major gateway for trade between the United States and Asia.
  • Long Beach recreational facilities include: over 170 parks, five golf courses, six miles of beaches, and the largest municipally operated marina system in the nation.
  • The City owns and operates two historic Ranchos, Rancho Los Cerritos and Rancho Los Alamitos.
  • Long Beach is home to the historic Queen Mary and the world-class Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific.
  • Long Beach is home to two prestigious educational institutions — Long Beach City College and California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), also known as “The Beach”.