Los Angeles is located along the coast of the Pacific Ocean in a flat area of southern California, with a population of over 3,700,000 inhabitants is the largest city in California, its metropolitan area exceeds 17,700,000 inhabitants, this makes it one of the most populated cities on the planet.
Los Angeles is an important industrial, commercial, scientific and technological center of the United States of America, the city is famous for being the birthplace of American cinema, is home to the Universal Studios and Disneyland, in addition to areas made famous by the film’s stars as Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive. The city, along the coast, has vast beaches that stretch for about 50 km, some of which made famous by movies and TV shows, such as Santa Monica, Malibu and Will Rogers.
Also along the coast lie the neighborhoods of Venice and Marina del Rey. From Santa Monica Bay begins the famous Sunset Boulevard, a long scenic road a few tens of kilometers up to Beverly Hills. In Beverly Hills is the most famous shopping street in Los Angeles, Rodeo Drive, just to the east is the suburb of Hollywood the center of the American film studios.
Los Angeles was founded in 1781 by Spanish and Mexican settlers, it was part of the Spanish possessions in 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.