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Los Angeles is a city in Southern California, USA known as the entertainment capital of the world. It is best known by its initials “L.A.” and has also been dubbed the City of Angels, Lalaland, Tinseltown, and The Big Orange.
See the fact file below for more information on Los Angeles or alternatively, you can download our 21-page Los Angeles worksheet pack to utilize within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
The City of Angels
- The city of Los Angeles, often called the City of Angels, is a sprawling city situated in a basin in Southern California (USA) with the Pacific Ocean to the west and the San Gabriel Mountains to the east.
- It is the second largest city in the United States, after New York.
- Los Angeles is known for its ethnic and cultural diversity and beautiful Mediterranean climate.
Geography and Climate
- The city of Los Angeles covers an area of 502.7 m2 (1,302 km2).
- This is made up of 469 m2 (1,214 km2) of land and 34 m2 (88 km2) of water.
- The population of Los Angeles is approximately 4 million.
- It is a large desert basin surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the San Gabriel Mountain Range.
- It is both flat and hilly and is divided by the Santa Monica Mountains.
- The highest point in the city is Mount Lukens at 1,547 m (5,074 ft).
- Los Angeles is home to a lot of famous beaches, such as Malibu, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica, as well as mountains.
- The city is built on a high seismic zone which is why it experiences high-intensity earthquakes.
- Los Angeles has a Mediterranean climate with dry summers and very mild winters. It is mostly sunny and breezy in Southern California.
- Los Angeles experiences low humidity and little rain for most of the year.
- In 1542, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo claimed Southern California for Spain from the Chumash and Tongva tribes.
- Forty-four Mexican village settlers called “Los Pobladores” migrated to Southern California to the area where Los Angeles is now.
- They named their newfound home “El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Angeles”, which translates in English as “The town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels”.
- Spanish governor Felipe de Neve founded the city on September 4, 1781.
- The town was officially declared a city in 1835.
- At the end of the Mexican-American war in 1848, L.A. and the rest of California became part of the U.S. as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
- In the 1890s, oil was discovered and drove the economy of Los Angeles upward. It is the country’s third-largest oil field.
- Los Angeles is now home to the film industry because, back in the day, Thomas Edison owned most film patents in the U.S. Since Edison lived on the East Coast, filmmakers went to the West Coast to avoid running into patent issues with him.
- Los Angeles is the commercial, cultural, and economic center of Southern California.
- It is the second most populous city next to New York City.
- Los Angeles is home to top-notch entertainment, unique culinary spots, extensive galleries and museums, and various outdoor and indoor recreational activities.
- It is the only city in the U.S. to have hosted the Summer Olympics twice (in 1932 and 1938). It will host the Olympics for the third time in 2028.
- Next to Washington D.C., Downtown Los Angeles is the second largest government center in the U.S.
- Next to New York City, Los Angeles has the second-largest media market.
- Los Angeles County has a bigger fashion workforce than New York.
- Los Angeles is very culturally diverse, with people coming from more than 140 countries to live there.
- Los Angeles also has the biggest Mexican population next to Mexico itself.
- Locals are called “Angelenos”.
- There are 113 universities and colleges in Los Angeles, including UCLA and the University of Southern California.
- Its primary airport is the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the second busiest airport in the country.
- Hollywood is one of Los Angeles’ most famous tourist spots. There you can see the famous Hollywood sign, the Walk of Fame, Hollywood Boulevard, the Dolby Theater, and the TCL Chinese Theater.
- The Walk of Fame features over 2,500 stars.
- The Hollywood sign was “Hollywoodland” from 1923 to 1949.
- Universal Studios Hollywood is one of the world’s oldest film studios and theme parks.
- Griffith Park in Los Angeles is the most significant state park in California. The Griffith Observatory, the Los Angeles Zoo, a Greek theater, a planetarium, a riding center used in the 1984 Olympic Games, tennis courts, golf courses, and hiking trails are located in the park.
- The U.S. Bank Tower is the second tallest building in Los Angeles.
- Santa Monica is where the laid-back people hang out. The popular Santa Monica Pier and its ferris wheel is located there as well as the Santa Monica beach.
- The Los Angeles Music Center is one of the biggest performing arts centers in the U.S.
- The Los Angeles Philharmonic is housed in Walt Disney Concert Hall.
- Inaugurated in 1997, the Getty Center sits on top of a hill and is home to the Getty Museum and programs of the Getty Trust.
- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the biggest art museum on the West Coast.
- The California Science Center, formerly named the California Museum of Science and Industry, is the biggest science center on the West Coast.
- The Staples Center is a sports and entertainment arena in Los Angeles and is home to the L.A. Lakers, L.A. Clippers, L.A. Kings, and L.A. Sparks.
- The Dodger Stadium is a baseball stadium home to the L.A. Dodgers.
- San Pedro’s Fermin Park is where the only wooden lighthouse in California is located.
Did You Know?
- Los Angeles is sometimes referred to as the “Creative Capital of the World”. It is said that there are more writers, filmmakers, artists, actors, dancers, and musicians living/working in Los Angeles than in any other city in the world.
Los Angeles Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about Los Angeles across 21 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Los Angeles worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about Los Angeles, which is a city in Southern California, USA known as the entertainment capital of the world. It is best known by its initials “L.A.” and has also been dubbed the City of Angels, Lalaland, Tinseltown, and The Big Orange.
Complete List of Included Worksheets
- Los Angeles Facts
- City of Angels
- The L.A. Timeline
- Los Angeles Crossword
- Entertainment Capital
- Home of Angelenos
- Tourist Map
- Walk of Fame
- Hollywood Sign
- L.A. vs. N.Y.
- My Dream L.A. Tour
Frequently Asked Questions
What food is Los Angeles well known for?
Some exciting foods to try in Los Angeles are ice-cream sandwiches, strawberry donuts, and french dipped sandwiches.
Does Los Angeles have a flag?
Yes, the city of Los Angeles has its own flag. The flag consists of three notched stripes of green, gold, and red.
Do any famous people come from Los Angeles?
Well-known stars born in Los Angeles include Marilyn Monroe, Angelina Jolie, and Leo di Caprio.
Is there a lot to see and do in Los Angeles?
There are more than 105 museums to explore and 225 theaters to visit.
Los Angeles has 75 miles of sunny coastline with beautiful beaches. Fun events include Cheeseburger week held in January and the L.A. Film Festival and Los Angeles beer week, both in June.
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