Incorporated in 1897, Long Beach lies in Southern California in the southeastern corner of Los Angeles County. Downtown Long Beach is approximately 22 miles (35 km) south of downtown Los Angeles, though the two cities also share a border for several miles along western Long Beach. The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest container port in the United States and is among the world's largest shipping ports. The city is over an oilfield with minor wells both directly beneath the city as well as offshore.
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