Anaheim is a city in Orange County, California, United States. In 2007, its population was 345,556 inhabitants, which makes it the tenth most populous city in California. It is also the second most populous city in the county, after Santa Ana, and the second largest, in terms of area. It is known for its theme parks, sports teams, and convention centers.
Founded by 50 German families in 1857 and incorporated on February 10, 1870, Anaheim has become an industrial center, producer of electronics, aircraft parts, and canned fruits. It is the location of the Disneyland Resort, a popular group of theme parks and hotels since 2001, the Angel Stadium of Anaheim, the Honda Center, and the Anaheim Convention Center – the largest on the West Coast of America – and the Anaheim Visitor Center-adjacent to the Convention Center. The name of Anaheim is a combination formed of two terms: Ana, from the nearby Santa Ana river, and heim, a common term in Germany meaning “house”.