Los Angeles, California
-- The people of Los Angeles are known as Angelenos --

Los Angeles—often simply called L.A.—is the largest city in the state of California and the second-largest in the United States. It is an Alpha world city having a population of about 4 million people and spanning 469.1 square miles. The Los Angeles–Long Beach–Santa Ana metropolitan area is home to 12.9 million people. The Los Angeles Area encompasses a much larger area though, consisting of 5 counties, known as the Greater Los Angeles Area, or just the LA Area.

Los Angeles, California, was founded in 1781 by Spanish Captain Rivera y Moncada. It was a part of Mexico, since it gained independence from Spain in 1821, until 1848, when Mexico ceded California to the United States by treaty at the conclusion of the Mexican-American War. It was not incorporated as a municipality until April 4, 1850—five months before California achieved statehood. It is the county seat of Los Angeles County.

Los Angeles, California, is one of the world's centers of culture, science, technology, international trade, and higher education, and is home to world-renowned institutions in a broad range of professional and cultural fields. The city and its immediate surrounding vicinity lead the world in producing popular entertainment—such as motion picture, television, and recorded music—which forms the base of Los Angeles's international fame and global status.

Los Angeles Landmarks, California
Important landmarks in Los Angeles, California include Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Disney Concert Hall, Kodak Theater, Griffith Observatory, Getty Center, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Mann's Chinese Theater, Hollywood sign, Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles City Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Staples Center and La Placita Olvera, the birthplace of Los Angeles.

The people of Los Angeles are known as Angelenos. Nighttime hot spots include places such as Downtown Los Angeles, Silver Lake, Hollywood, and West Hollywood, which is the home of the world-famous Sunset Strip.

Some well-known shopping areas are the Hollywood and Highland complex, the Beverly Center, Melrose Avenue, Robertson Boulevard, The Grove, Westside Pavillion, The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center and Venice Boardwalk.

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California Los Angeles City
City of Los Angeles: According to the United States Census Bureau, the Los Angeles city has a total area of 498.3 square miles (1,290.6 km²)—469.1 square miles (1,214.9 km²) of it is land and 29.2 square miles (75.7 km²) of it is water. The Los Angeles city extends for 44 miles (71 km) north-to-south at the longest point and similarly in the east-west direction for 29 miles (47 km). The perimeter of the city boundary is 342 miles (550 km). The land area is the 9th largest among cities in the Continental United States.
Los Angeles Hollywood Sign
Hollywood is a district in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., situated west-northwest of Downtown. Due to its fame and cultural identity as the historical center of movie studios and stars, the word "Hollywood" is often used as a metonym for the American film and television industry. Today much of the movie industry has dispersed into surrounding areas such as Burbank and the Westside, but significant ancillary industries (such as editing, effects, props, post-production, and lighting companies) remain in Hollywood.
Los Angeles Universal Studio
The world's largest movie studio and theme park, Universal Studios Hollywood, features unique and ground-breaking attractions such as Fear Factor Live, Shrek 4-D, Terminator 2: 3D and Jurassic Park - The Ride. Enjoy the world-renowned, behind-the-scenes Studio Tour.
Experience Los Angeles Universal Studios for approximately 5.5 hours. Discover the wonder of movie-making - that's what makes this town great! This tour is comprehensive, educational and fun. A great way to discover LA and Hollywood all in one day.
Los Angeles: The Getty Center
The Getty Center in Los Angeles, California , USA , is the current home of the J. Paul Getty Museum as well as a research institute, conservation institute, grant program, and leadership institute. The museum opened on December 16 , 1997. The Getty Center, designed by architect Richard Meier , is the $1.2 billion flagship museum of the J. Paul Getty Trust, the largest arts endowment in history (at over $3 billion). It is located on a hill in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California overlooking Interstate 405 and Bel-Air.
Los Angeles Universal Studio: Jurassic Park
Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Jurassic Park The Ride

Come face-to-face with "living" dinosaurs, a 50-foot T-Rex, and a treacherous plunge straight down an 84-foot vertical drop waterfall.
Los Angeles Universal Studio: The Pig Restaurant
Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
The best BBQ I have found in Los Angeles: I love bar-b-que and I love this place -- The Pig Restaurant. The place is just THE BEST. The emploees are all really nice the service is great and most of all the food ROCKS!
Los Angeles Universal Studio: Van Helsing
Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Van Helsing: Fortress Dracula

Enter, if you dare, into the dark and supernatural world of 19th century Transylvania in Van Helsing: Fortress Dracula, an all-new attraction inspired by Universal Pictures' Van Helsing.
Los Angeles Universal Studio: The Lost World
Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Jurassic Park - The Ride
Come face-to-face with "living" dinosaurs, a 50-foot T-Rex, and a treacherous plunge straight down an 84 foot vertical drop waterfall.

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