Place:Huntington Beach, Orange, California, United States

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NameHuntington Beach
TypeCity
Coordinates33.65°N 117.983°W
Located inOrange, California, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
The Good Shepherd Cemetery ( 1967 - )
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Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. The city is named after American businessman Henry E. Huntington. According to the 2010 census, the city population was 189,992; making it the largest beach city in Orange County in terms of population. The estimate for 2012 shows that the population is 189,707. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the southwest, by Seal Beach on the northwest, by Costa Mesa on the east, by Newport Beach on the southeast, by Westminster on the north, and by Fountain Valley on the northeast.

Huntington Beach (AKA "H.B.") is known for its long stretch of sandy beach, mild climate, excellent surfing, and beach culture. The ocean waves are enhanced by a natural effect caused by the edge-diffraction of open ocean swells around the island of Catalina. Swells generated predominantly from the North Pacific in winter and from a combination of Southern Hemisphere storms and hurricanes in the summer focus on Huntington Beach creating consistent surf all year long, thus the nickname "Surf City, USA".

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