The City of Los Angeles

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The City of Los Angeles

The city of Los Angeles is the largest city in California, and the second largest city in the US.

Los Angeles was founded on September 4, 1781 by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve, it then fell under Mexico in 1821 after the Mexican War of Independence. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850 just 5 months before California entered the union and became a state of the US.

Los Angels is divided into over 80 neighborhoods, many of which were independent cities in their own right, but were annexed by Los Angeles. The city is divided up into the following major arias: Downtown, East LA, Northeast LA, South LA, the Harbor Area, Hollywood, Wilshire, The Westside, and The San Fernando Valley.

Los Angeles has many landmarks such as, the Cathedral of Our Land of the Angels, Angels Flight, the Griffith Observatory, the Getty Center, Grauman's Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Boulevard, and La Placita Olvera or Olvera Street.

The geology of Los Angeles, sitting on the Pacific Ring of Fire makes it prone to earthquakes. There are numerous faults due to the geologic instability that cause approximately 10,000 earthquakes annually in Southern California. Major earthquakes that have hit Los Angeles include the 1994 Northridge earthquake, the 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake, and the 1971 San Fernando earthquake.

Los Angeles offers a Subtropical-Mediterranean climate and receives just enough rainfall each year to exclude it from a desert climate. Los Angeles receives around 15 inches of rain annually, that occurs during the winter and spring months.

Los Angeles is home of major sports teams such as the Dodgers, Clippers, Lakers, and Kings. As well as college football teams, the USA Trojans, and the UCLA Bruins.


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