The city of Los Angeles is located in a basin of Southern California, adjacent to the Pacific Ocean that extends through the Santa Monica Mountains and into the San River. . Los Angeles (L, A). There are 3,847,400 people living in the city, and more than 18 million people in Los Angeles.
The city has an area of 1,200 square kilometers (460 square miles). Los Angeles is the city with the second largest population in the United States after New York, surpassing Chicago in the 1970s. It's also the largest city in California. Because it is built on a fault line, which crosses the center, it has few skyscrapers and tall structures and is one of the most dispersed cities in the world.
The greater Los Angeles area is home to many movie stars and many of the biggest rock bands in the history of the United States. Los Angeles is surrounded by East Los Angeles, Huntington Park, Maywood, Walnut Park, Commerce, Bell, Glendale, South Pasadena, Monterey Park, South Gate, Cudahy, West Hollywood, Alhambra, Bell Gardena and Westmont. Los Angeles has Spanish and Mexican influences because it is a former colony of Mexico and Spain. Los Angeles is a diverse city with many ethnic groups, including Mexicans, Japanese, Koreans, Vietnamese, Salvadorans, Iranians and Armenians.
Mexican and Spanish architecture can be seen in Los Angeles. A lot of celebrities live in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is known for being the entertainment capital of the world. A lot of movies, TV shows, and fashion shows take place in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is one of the most expensive cities to live in. Los Angeles is a big city, and the city limits are a long way from downtown, from beaches to mountains. The Santa Monica Mountains cross the city and separate it into the San Fernando Valley to the north and the Los Angeles Basin to the south. The Los Angeles River also flows through the city at about 51 miles (82 km).
Los Angeles moves about a quarter of an inch (6.3 millimeters) eastward each year. It is caused by the city's tectonic plates and the geography of the uneven terrain, and since Los Angeles is at a close distance from the San Andres fault. This brings Los Angeles and San Francisco closer to 2.5 inches (64 mm) each year. The climate in Los Angeles is a Mediterranean climate.
The weather is usually warm and dry during the summer, and it is mild and rainier in the winter. The weather is different depending on how far you are from the ocean, so places near the beach don't tend to be as hot in summer. It's very rare for temperatures to drop below freezing near the coast, but more can occur inland. The city receives about 15 inches (380 mm) of rain each year, although the amount can change a lot from year to year.
Snow is very rare, except on mountain tops, where some light snow can occasionally fall. There are many very long beaches, such as Venice Beach. Many visitors go to Hollywood, home to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Mann's (Grauman) Chinese Theater, a large cinema and L, A. Los Angeles also has a lot of great museums, such as L, A.
County Museum of Art, California Science Center, and Getty Museum. Another attraction is the zoo in the city of Los Angeles. Los Angeles is the only major city in the world with an active population of wild cougars. The city of Los Angeles is located in a basin of Southern California, adjacent to the Pacific Ocean that extends through the Santa Monica Mountains and into the San Fernando Valley.
There are numerous additional colleges and universities outside the city limits in the greater Los Angeles area, including the Claremont Colleges consortium, which includes the most selective liberal arts universities in the U. Many varieties of Judaism are represented in the greater Los Angeles area, including reformist, conservative, orthodox and reconstructionist. The charter of the City of Los Angeles, ratified by voters in 1999, created a system of neighborhood advisory councils that would represent the diversity of stakeholders, defined as those who live, work or own property in the neighborhood. Despite congestion in the city, the average daily commute time for travelers in Los Angeles is shorter than in other major cities, including New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago.
On September 14, 1908, the Los Angeles City Council enacted residential and industrial land use zones. Many of these native species, such as the Los Angeles sunflower, have become so rare that they are considered endangered. The Foursquare Gospel International Church was founded in Los Angeles by Aimee Semple McPherson in 1923 and continues to be based there to this day. The Japanese represent 0.9% of the population of Los Angeles and have a Little Tokyo established in the center of the city, and another major community of Japanese Americans is located in the Sawtelle district of west Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate, its ethnic and cultural diversity, the Hollywood film industry and its extensive metropolitan area. Outside of a few centers such as Downtown, Warner Center, Century City, Koreatown, Miracle Mile, Hollywood and Westwood, skyscrapers and high-rise buildings are not common in Los Angeles. Los Angeles hosts the annual Academy Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards and many other entertainment industry awards. Los Angeles is rich in native plant species, partly due to its diversity of habitats, including beaches, wetlands and mountains.