Los Angeles is the largest city in the state of California and the Western United States. It is the second largest city in the US. (NYC being the largest one of course).
It has an estimated population of 4 million and spans over 500 square miles. Additionally, the Los Angeles metropolitan area is home to nearly 13 million residents who are from all over the world and speak 224 different languages.(Haitian Creole is one of them). Los Angeles county is the most populated and one of the most diverse counties in the United States.
Its inhabitants are known as "Angelinos"
Los Angeles was founded on September 4, 1781, by the Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821, following its independence from Spain.
In 1848, at the end of the Mexican-American War, Los Angeles and California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, thereby becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood.
Los Angeles is one of the world's largest center of business, international trade, entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, technology, and education. Los Angeles leads the world in producing "entertainment" — such as motion picture,( remember the old cowboys movies - Wagon Train), television show (Jay Leno - Jimmie Kimmel etc.), and recorded music — which forms the base of its international fame and global status.
To me, it is the most beautiful city of the US. Unfortunately, it is very prone to earthquake (although they haven't had one for nearly 40 years).
Enjoy these beautiful pictures that I took on a recent trip there and make a comment if you wish. Enjoy the visit.