[key], city (2020 pop. 346,824), Orange co., S Calif., SE of Los Angeles; inc. 1870. Anaheim
was founded by Germans in 1857 as an experiment in communal living. In an area once dominated
by citrus and walnut groves, the city is now an industrial center, making electronic and
computer equipment, plastic products, prepared foods, fabricated metal products, consumer
goods, motor vehicles, and molded rubber goods. Anaheim is also one of the great tourist and
convention centers in the United States. The theme park Disneyland (opened 1955, with Disney's
California Adventure, opened 2001) is world famous; the California Angels (baseball) and
Anaheim Ducks (hockey) play in Anaheim.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2023, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
See more Encyclopedia articles on: U.S. Political Geography