Los Angeles in a nutshell
The city of Los Angeles holds many distinctions. L.A. is the entertainment capital of the world,
a cultural Mecca boasting more than 300 museums and a paradise of good weather. From tourist attractions
like the Walk of Fame’s collection of stars.
( numbering 2196 as of May 22, 2002 and growing by one or two a month ) to career
opportunities like those presented in the expanding biotech industry, Los Angeles is the largest government center outside of Washington, D.C. Los Angeles has the only
remaining wooden lighthouse in the world ( it is located in Fermin Park in San Pedro). Los Angeles has the largest historical theater district on the National Register of Historic Places ( located Downtown on Broadway )
Los Angeles is on the leading edge of the growth industries. The L.A. metropolitan
area’s “Digital Coast “ fills more multimedia jops ( 133,000 ) than Silicon Valley and New York City combined.
The L.A. metropolitan area, with more than 122,000 jobs in the fashion industry, has surpassed New York’s fashion district workforce.
The Los Angeles Five- County area population is larger than many state excluding California, New York and Texas. The county of Los Angeles would rank as the 9th most populated state, just behind Michigan, with 9,9 million.
There are 88 incorporated cities in Los Angeles County ranging from Vernon
( population 100 ) to Los Angeles ( population 3,7 million ).
Los Angeles spans a widely diverse geographic area. Primarily a desert basin, the area is surrounded by
the San Gabriel Mountain range, and divided by the Santa Monica Mountains. Los Angeles County has 81 miles of
coastline and altitudes ranging from nine feet below sea level ( at Wilmington ) to 10,080 above sea level
Atop Mt. San Antonio. Area rivers include the Los Angeles, Rio Hondo, San Grabiel
and Ventura rivers.
The diverse multi- ethnic population of Los Angeles today distinguishes the city
As the cultural hub of the Pacific Rim. People from about 140 countries, speaking
Approximately 86 different languages currently call Los Angeles home.
City Hall Los Angeles
Interesting Downtown areas
-- Olvera Street
Lat: 34.057179 / Lon: -118.23828
-- Little Tokyo
Lat: 34.049702 / Lon: -118.239042
-- Angel's Flight
Lat: 34.05051 / Lon: -118.250212
-- City Hall
Lat: 34.053548 / Lon: -118.242382
-- Chinatown L.A.
Lat: 34.062721 / Lon: -118.238125
-- Hollywood Sign
Lat: 34.118233 / Lon: -118.321402
-- Rodeo Drive
Lat: 34.068591 / Lon: -118.401725
-- DOLBY Theatre
Lat: 34.101689 / Lon: -118.340178
-- Getty Center
Lat: 34.087248 / Lon: -118.476215