Anaheim, California

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Part of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. Anaheim was founded in 1857 by a group of German immigrants who named it Anaheim, which translates from German as "home on the (Santa) Ana River." It is located 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Los Angeles, and is home to Disneyland, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

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"Disneyland sign, Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, 1974" by Orange County Archives is licensed under CC BY.

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