Torrance, California, a city in Los Angeles County, 16 miles (26 km) south-southwest of downtown Los Angeles. Torrance is a residential and industrial suburb. There are oil wells and refineries, and plants producing aircraft and missiles, plastics, synthetic rubber, oil-field machinery, and aluminum goods.

Sydney Torrance founded the community in 1911. It was incorporated in 1921.

Population: 137,946.