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The coastal beach city of Encinitas in San Diego County, California is approximately 25 miles (40 km) north of San Diego in North County and about 95 miles (153 km) south of Los Angeles. In the 2010 census, the city had a population of 59,518. The largest industry in the city is the growing of ornamental flowers, especially poinsettias. Once recognized as "the flower capital of the world," and spot where the renowned Ecke poinsettia was introduced in 1923, The city was incorporated in 1986 from the communities of Old (historic) Encinitas, new Encinitas, Leucadia, Cardiff-by-the-Sea and Olivenhain. These communities retain their identities and distinctive flavors. Old Encinitas: a small beachside area featuring a mix of businesses and housing. The Encinitas welcome arch, and the famous surf break of Swamis. Old Encinitas is split from New Encinitas by a low coastal ridge. New Encinitas: a newer region which features golf courses, many shopping centers, and larger tract homes. Olivenhain: a semi-rural region in eastern Encinitas, composed of mostly single family homes and estates, a 4-H Club, and several private equestrian facilities. Leucadia: an older beach community of the city. Leucadia features tree lined streets and boulevards. The community features art galleries, unusual stores, and restaurants. Cardiff-by-the-Sea: Encinitas' southernmost oceanfront community, which features streets named after British cities and classical composers, the Lux Art Institute, and the San Elijo Campus of Mira Costa College. The city is flanked by Batiquitos and San Elijo Lagoons.