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Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles
Metropolitan City
City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles skyline
Hollywood Sign Echo Park Lake
Los Angeles City Hall Theme Building at Los Angeles International Airport
Vincent Thomas Bridge Venice Beach
Flag of Los Angeles
Flag
Official seal of Los Angeles
Seal
Nickname(s): "L.A.", "City of Angels", "Angeltown", "The Entertainment Capital of the World", "The Big Orange" "La-la-land", "Tinseltown", "City of Stars"
Location in Los Angeles County in the state of California
Location in Los Angeles County in the state of California
Los Angeles is located in California
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Los Angeles is located in the US
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°03′N 118°15′W / 34.050°N 118.250°W / 34.050; -118.250Coordinates: 34°03′N 118°15′W / 34.050°N 118.250°W / 34.050; -118.250
Country  United States
State  California
County

Los Angeles


CSA Los Angeles-Long Beach
MSA Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim
Pueblo September 4, 1781
Incorporated April 4, 1850
Named for Our Lady, Queen of the Angels
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council-Commission
 • Body Los Angeles City Council
 • Mayor Eric Garcetti
 • City Attorney Mike Feuer
 • City Controller Ron Galperin
Area
 • Metropolitan City 503 sq mi (1,302 km2)
 • Land 469 sq mi (1,214 km2)
 • Water 34 sq mi (88 km2)  6.7%
Elevation 305 ft (93 m)
Highest elevation 5,074 ft (1,547 m)
Lowest elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Population (January 1, 2015)
 • Metropolitan City 3,971,883
 • Rank 1st, California
2nd, U.S.
 • Density 8,282/sq mi (3,198/km2)
 • Urban 12,150,996
 • Metro 13,131,431
 • CSA 18,679,763 (US: 2nd)
Demonym(s) Angeleno
Time zone Pacific (UTC−8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
ZIP codes 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 codes 213, 310/424, 562, 323, 661, 747/818
FIPS code 06-44000
GNIS feature IDs 1662328, 2410877
Website Official website
Old Los Angeles
LosAngeles-Plaza-1869.jpg
Los Ángeles Plaza in 1869, looking north towards Upper Town.

Old Los Angeles overlay labeled.jpeg

Legend

  1. The Old Aliso, giant sycamore, historical symbol of Los Angeles.
  2. The Covered Bridge (Macy Street)
  3. Fort Moore
  4. The Calaboose (original adobe jail)
  5. Poundcake Hill
  6. Council Chamber
  7. Government House, seat of the Asamblea when Los Angeles was the capital.
  8. Clocktower Courthouse, courtroom/theatre was on the upper floor, market was on the ground floor, and clocktower was on top, with copper dome.
  9. St. Athanasius' Episcopal Church, first Protestant church in Los Angeles, on Temple Road ("Salvation Alley").
  10. Calle de los Negros
  11. Mellus Block, Gen. Kearney's headquarters
  12. Gov. Downey's house
  13. Old stage road, to Cahuenga Valley & the back way to San Fernando.
  14. Placita Church
  15. Wine Street, (Calle de las vides)
  16. Main Plaza
  17. Water wheel on the Zanja Madre
  18. Approximate run of the original Los Angeles River bed, to current USC, through the former swamps of Leimert Park, and out to sea at Ballona Creek and Venice Beach.

    LP: Lower Plaza

    ECR: El Camino Real

Los Angeles

Los Angeles (Listeni/lɒs ˈænəls/, Spanish for "The Angels"), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. With a census-estimated 2015 population of 3,971,883, it is the second-most populous city in the United States (after New York City) and the most populous city in California. Located in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m), Los Angeles covers an area of about 469 square miles (1,210 km2) The city is the focal point of the larger Los Angeles metropolitan area and the Greater Los Angeles Area region, which contain 13 million and over 18 million people, respectively, as of 2010, making it one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world as well as the second-largest in the United States and the densest urban area in the United States. Los Angeles is also the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated county in the United States. The city's inhabitants are referred to as Angelenos.


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