Oceanside

Oceanside
/oh"sheuhn suyd'/, n.
1. a city in SW California. 56,003.
2. a town on SW Long Island, in SE New York. 33,639.

* * *

City (pop., 2000: 161,029), southwestern California, U.S. Located along the Pacific coast on the Gulf of Santa Catalina, north of San Diego, it is a beach resort.

The city was incorporated in 1888, and its growth was spurred in 1942 by the opening of a U.S. Marine Corps base, Camp Pendleton, to the north. Nearby is the restored Mission San Luis Rey (founded 1798).

* * *

      city, San Diego county, southern California, U.S. Situated about 35 miles (55 km) north of San Diego, Oceanside lies along the Pacific coast, at the mouth of the San Luis Rey River. The region was originally territory of the Luiseño Indians. Bounded to the south by Carlsbad and to the east by Vista, it developed as a beach resort and an agricultural-trade centre after the arrival of the California Southern Railway (a branch of the Santa Fe) in 1883. The city grew rapidly after the establishment in 1942 of Camp Pendleton, a U.S. Marine Corps base, to the north (situated on the former Spanish land grant known as Rancho Margarita y las Flores). Agriculture is economically important, with crops including tomatoes, avocados, and citrus fruit. Growth accelerated again in the 1990s, when Oceanside became a bedroom community of the San Diego urban area. The city's many beaches are popular for surfing. Fishing and whale watching are also common activities. The nearby Mission San Luis Rey de Francia (founded in 1798 and the 18th in the California chain of 21 missions) has been restored. The city is the seat of a community college established in 1934. Inc. city, 1888. Pop. (1990) 128,398; (2000) 161,029.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Oceanside — may refer to: Places Oceanside, New South Wales, Australia Oceanside, British Columbia, Canada Oceanside, California, United States Oceanside, New York, United States Oceanside, Oregon, United States Other MiraCosta College, formerly called… …   Wikipedia

  • Oceanside — Oceanside, CA U.S. city in California Population (2000): 161029 Housing Units (2000): 59581 Land area (2000): 40.589773 sq. miles (105.127026 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.982758 sq. miles (2.545331 sq. km) Total area (2000): 41.572531 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Oceanside — steht für: Oceanside (Kalifornien), Stadt im San Diego County, Kalifornien Oceanside (New York), Weiler im Nassau County, New York Oceanside (Oregon), Census designated place im Tillamook County, Oregon Oceanside (Washington) Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Oceanside, CA — U.S. city in California Population (2000): 161029 Housing Units (2000): 59581 Land area (2000): 40.589773 sq. miles (105.127026 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.982758 sq. miles (2.545331 sq. km) Total area (2000): 41.572531 sq. miles (107.672357 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Oceanside, NY — U.S. Census Designated Place in New York Population (2000): 32733 Housing Units (2000): 11396 Land area (2000): 5.017638 sq. miles (12.995621 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.403710 sq. miles (1.045603 sq. km) Total area (2000): 5.421348 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Oceanside, OR — U.S. Census Designated Place in Oregon Population (2000): 326 Housing Units (2000): 522 Land area (2000): 0.996670 sq. miles (2.581363 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.996670 sq. miles (2.581363 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Oceanside —   [ əʊʃənsaɪd], Stadt in Südkalifornien, USA, nahe San Diego, 145 200 Einwohner; bedeutendes Seebad …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Oceanside — [ō′shən sīd΄] [descriptive] city in SW Calif., near San Diego: pop. 161,000 …   English World dictionary

  • Oceanside —  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différentes localités partageant un même nom. Oceanside peut désigner : Oceanside, ville de Californie Oceanside, ville de l État de New York ; Oceanside, ville de l Oregon. Oceanside, une… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Oceanside — El topónimo Oceanside puede hacer referencia a varios lugares de Estados Unidos: Oceanside, una ciudad en el estado de California; Oceanside, un lugar designado por el censo en el estado de Nueva York; Oceanside, un lugar designado por el censo… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Oceanside — 1 Original name in latin Oceanside Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/New York longitude 40.63871 latitude 73.64013 altitude 6 Population 32109 Date 2011 05 14 2 Original name in latin Oceanside Name in other language OCN …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”