Long Beach is a city in Los
Angeles County in Southern California, on the Pacific coast of the United
States. The city is the 36th-largest city in the nation and the seventh-largest
in California. As of 2012, its population was 467,892. In addition, Long Beach
is the second largest city within Greater Los Angeles Area, after Los Angeles,
and a principal city of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metropolitan area.
The city is a dominant maritime center of the United
States. The Port of Long Beach is the United States' second busiest