In his book The Founding Documents of Los Angeles, a bilingual edition, Los Angeles historian Doyce B. Nunis Jr. explains that the city of Los Angeles (LA, LA) has a population of 3,847,400 people and an area of 1,200 square kilometers (460 square miles). It is the second-most populated city in the United States after New York, surpassing Chicago in the 1970s.
It is also the largest city in California and one of the most scattered cities in the world due to its location on a fault line that runs through the center of the city. The Los Angeles metropolitan area is home to many movie stars and some of the most important rock bands in US history. It 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. The city has Spanish and Mexican influences because it was a former colony of Mexico and Spain.
It is a diverse city with many ethnic groups such as Mexicans, Japanese, Koreans, Vietnamese, Salvadorans, Iranians and Armenians.Mexican and Spanish architecture can be seen in Los Angeles. It is known for being the entertainment capital of the world and many celebrities live there. Movies, TV shows and fashion shows take place in Los Angeles. It is one of the most expensive cities to live in due to its size and distance from the center to the beaches and mountains.
The Santa Monica Mountains crisscross 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 runs through it for about 51 miles (82 km).Los Angeles moves approximately a quarter of an inch (6.3 millimeters) eastward each year due to its tectonic plates and rugged geography. This brings it closer to San Francisco by 2.5 inches (64 mm) each year. The climate in Los Angeles is a Mediterranean climate with warm and dry summers and milder and rainier winters.
The climate varies depending on how far away from the ocean you are from the ocean so places close to the beach are not usually as hot in summer. It receives about 15 inches (380 mm) of rain each year but this amount can change a lot from year to year. Snow is very rare except on mountain peaks where some occasional light snow may fall.There are many long beaches such as Venice Beach. Hollywood is home to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Mann's Chinese Theater (Grauman's), a large movie theater and L.
A. There are also many great museums such as the L. A. County Museum of Art, California Science Center and Getty Museum.
Another place of interest is the Los Angeles City Zoo which has an active population of wild pumas.The reason why Los Angeles was originally called El Pueblo de la Reina de los Angeles was because every year some kind of celebration or party was held on that day in honor of the Lady of the Angels. Many notable recording artists began or thrived in Los Angeles or its metropolitan area.The bronze plaque in Plaza on Olvera Street below the statue of Spanish king Carlos III who ordered “the founding of El Pueblo de la Reina de los Angeles” in 1781 is correct according to Nunis. Originally home to Native American tribes, Europeans passed through Los Angeles during 16th century when an expedition sent by viceroy of New Spain claimed it for Spanish empire.After years of clandestine business bribery and other mischief Superintendent William Mulholland inaugurated Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913 with following words: “There it is”.The hordes of 49ers residents who flocked to California depended on beef and other foods from ranches and farms in Los Angeles area.In 1998 film City of Angels starring Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan modern city of Los Angeles was literally presented as city of angels where seraphic beings protect and interact with mortal humans.Families were told to leave behind cold and increasingly crowded cities of East and Midwest: City of Los Angeles was described as paradise on Earth.However it wasn't until 200 years later that California's new governor Felipe de Neve sent group known as Los Pobadores to search for areas that might be suitable for settlement.