The city of Los Angeles is located along the Pacific Ocean coast in a flat area of southern California. This huge urban agglomeration with a population of over 3,700,000 is the largest city in California. Its metropolitan area exceeds 17,700,000 inhabitants, making it one of the most populous megacities on the planet. Los Angeles is located in a flat area facing the Pacific Ocean. But the city is surrounded by mountains up to 3,000 meters high and deserts.
THE HOMELAND OF AMERICAN CINEMA
Los Angeles is an important industrial, commercial, scientific and technological center of the United States of America. The city is famous for being the home of American cinema. In fact, it houses Universal Studios and Disneyland, as well as areas made famous by movie stars like Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive. The city, which is located along the coast, has long beaches that stretch for about 50 km, some of which are made famous by films and TV series, such as those of Santa Monica, Malibù and Will Rogers.
Also along the coast are the districts of Venice and Marina del Rey. While the famous Sunset Boulevard begins from the bay of Santa Monica, a scenic road several tens of kilometers that goes up to Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills is home to Los Angeles’ most popular shopping street, Rodeo Drive. A little east from here is also the suburb of Hollywood. This neighborhood is the center of the American film industry. Here are home to some of the most established and historic American film studios.
The city is also known for its dry, warm and mild climate, which can be compared to the Mediterranean climate. LA is served by an important international airport.
Los Angeles was founded in 1781 by Spanish and Mexican colonists. Later it was part of the Spanish possessions of America until 1821, when it became part of independent Mexico. In 1847 after the war with Mexico, Los Angeles, like the rest of California, became part of the United States of America.