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Los Angeles Is Founded (1781)

Now one of the most populous and diverse counties in the US, Los Angeles was first founded by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve and settled by missionaries. Its original name was El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles de Porciuncula, or The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of Porciuncula. It became part of the US in the 1840s and is today a global hub for culture and technology. Located on the volatile Pacific Ring of Fire, Los Angeles has about how many earthquakes every year? More...
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Los Angeles Is Founded (1781)
Now one of the most populous and diverse counties in the US, Los Angeles was first founded by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve and settled by missionaries. Its original name was El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles de Porciuncula, or The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of Porciuncula. It became part of the US in the 1840s and is today a global hub for culture and technology.
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Now one of the most populous and diverse counties in the US, Los Angeles was first founded by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve and settled by missionaries. Its original name was El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles de Porciuncula, or The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of Porciuncula. It became part of the US in the 1840s and is today a global hub for culture and technology.
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles
— City —
City of Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles, Venice, Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Sign

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Nickname(s): "L.A.", "City of Angels",[1] "Angeltown",[2] "Lalaland"
Location in Los Angeles County in the state of California
Los Angeles is located in United States
Los Angeles
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°03′N 118°15′W / 34.050°N 118.250°W
Country United States of America
State California
County Los Angeles
Settled September 4, 1781
Incorporated April 4, 1850
Government
• Type Mayor-Council
• Body Los Angeles City Council
• Mayor Eric Garcetti
• City Attorney Mike Feuer
• City Controller Ron Galperin
Area[3]
• City 503 sq mi (1,302 km2)
• Land 469 sq mi (1,214 km2)
• Water 34 sq mi (88 km2) 6.7%
Elevation 233 (city hall) ft (71 m)
Population (2012)
• City 3,857,799
• Rank 2nd U.S., 48th World
• Density 8,225/sq mi (3,176/km2)
• Metro 12,828,837
• CSA 17,786,419
Demonym Angeleno
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
• Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
ZIP code 90001–90068, 90070–90084, 90086–90089, 90091, 90093–90097, 90099, 90101–90103, 90174, 90185, 90189, 90291–90293, 91040–91043, 91303–91308, 91342–91349, 91352–91353, 91356–91357, 91364–91367, 91401–91499, 91601–91609
Area code(s) 213, 310/424, 323, 661, 747/818
FIPS code 06-44000
GNIS feature ID 1662328
Website lacity.org

Los Angeles (/lɔːs ˈændʒələs/, /lɔːs ˈæŋɡələs/ or /lɒs ˈændʒəliːz/; Spanish: [los ˈaŋxeles], which is written Los Ángeles, Spanish for The Angels), officially the City of Los Angeles, often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in the U.S. state of California and the second most populous in the United States, after New York City, with a population at the 2010 United States Census of 3,792,621.[4] It has an area of 469 square miles (1,215 km2), and is located in Southern California.

The city is the focal point of the larger Los Angeles–Long Beach–Santa Ana metropolitan statistical area and Greater Los Angeles Area region, which contain 12,828,837 and nearly 18 million people respectively as of 2010, making it one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world[5] and the second largest in the United States.[6] Los Angeles is also the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated and one of the most ethnically diverse counties[7] in the United States, while the entire Los Angeles area itself has been recognized as the most diverse of the nation's largest cities.[8] The city's inhabitants are referred to as Angelenos.[9]

Los Angeles was founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve.[10] It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence.[11] In 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, thereby becoming part of the United States.[12] Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood.[13]

Nicknamed the City of Angels, Los Angeles is a global city, with strengths in business, international trade, entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, sports, technology, education, medicine and research and has been ranked sixth in the Global Cities Index and 9th Global Economic Power Index. The city is home to renowned institutions covering a broad range of professional and cultural fields and is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States. The Los Angeles combined statistical area (CSA) has a gross metropolitan product (GMP) of $831 billion (as of 2008), making it the third largest in the world, after the Greater Tokyo and New York metropolitan areas.[14] Los Angeles includes Hollywood and leads the world in the creation of television productions, video games, and recorded music; it is also one of the leaders in motion picture production.[15] Additionally, Los Angeles hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1932 and 1984.
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