Ten fun facts about Torrance
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Torrance enjoys a moderate year-round climate with warm temperatures, sea breezes, low humidity and an average rainfall of 12.55 inches per year.
Known for its low crime rates, the city consistently ranks among the safest cities in Los Angeles County.
Torrance is the birthplace of the AYSO—American Youth Soccer Organization.
In addition, the city of Torrance has the second highest percentage of Japanese in North America.Fact 5
As a major oil-producing region, Torrance was once dotted with thousands of oil wells and oil derricks.Fact 6
Torrance was originally part of the Tongva Native American homeland for thousands of years.Fact 7
The Los Angeles area is also subject to the phenomenon typical of a microclimate.Fact 8
Torrance is home to the U.S. headquarters of two of the three largest Japanese automakers, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. (overseas office of Toyota), and American Honda Motor Company.Fact 9
In 1973, Torrance established a sister-city relationship with Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan, as part of the Sister Cities International program.Fact 10
Notable people who are native/residents of Torrance include supermodel/actress Bo Derek, actor Chuck Norris, and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. Go to more u.s. city facts ❯
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is a city located in the South Bay (southwestern) region of Los Angeles County, California, United States.
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