Ten fun facts about Torrance

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Fact 1
Torrance enjoys a moderate year-round climate with warm temperatures, sea breezes, low humidity and an average rainfall of 12.55 inches per year.

Fact 2
Known for its low crime rates, the city consistently ranks among the safest cities in Los Angeles County.

Fact 3
Torrance is the birthplace of the AYSO—American Youth Soccer Organization.

Fact 4
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.

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Short about Torrance
is a city located in the South Bay (southwestern) region of Los Angeles County, California, United States.