Formerly known as Slide Springville, Fortuna is a city in the Humboldt County of California. It lies to the north east of the Eel River, along the State Route 1.
The city covers a total area of 4.8 square miles and a population of 11,926 as per the 2010 Census.
The top employers of the city are the city of Fortuna, the Eel River Disposal, Fortuna Union Elementary School district, Redwood Memorial Hospital and St. Luke healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. The city also celebrates a large number of events like the Daffodil festival, the Redwood AutoXpo etc.