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Facts About Los Angeles

30 Interesting Facts About Los Angeles

Facts About Los Angeles

  • The Los Angeles Harbor Lighthouse is the only lighthouse in the world that contains a green light.
  • Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic and cultural diversity, Hollywood entertainment industry and sprawling metropolitan area.
  • Los Angeles lies in a basin in Southern California, adjacent to the Pacific Ocean.
  • The oldest building in Los Angeles County is the 1795 Gage Mansion in Bell Gardens.
  • The city was founded on September 4, 1781, under Spanish governor Felipe de Neve, on the village of Yaanga.
  • Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood.
  • If Los Angeles were its own country, its economy would be bigger than Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, and Sweden’s.
  • Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics and will host the 2028 Summer Olympics.
  • The Los Angeles coastal area was settled by the Tongva (Gabrieleños) and Chumash tribes.
  • Los Angeles is often billed as the “Creative Capital of the World” because one in every six of its residents works in the creative industry and there are more artists, writers, filmmakers, actors, dancers and musicians living and working in Los Angeles than any other city at any other time in history.
  • The city of Los Angeles covers a total area of 502.7 square miles, comprising 468.7 square miles of land and 34.0 square miles of water.
  • The highest point in the city proper is Mount Lukens at 5,074 ft, located at the northeastern end of the San Fernando Valley.
  • On April 5, 1926, a gauge in the San Gabriel Mountains collected an inch of rain in just one minute.
  • Los Angeles has 25 sister cities Eilat, Israel; Nagoya, Japan; Salvador, Brazil; Bordeaux, France; Berlin, Germany; Lusaka, Zambia; Mexico City, Mexico; Auckland, New Zealand; Busan, South Korea; Mumbai, India; Tehran, Iran; Taipei, Taiwan; Guangzhou, China; Athens, Greece; Saint Petersburg, Russia; Vancouver, Canada; Giza, Egypt; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kaunas, Lithuania; Makati, Philippines; Split, Croatia; San Salvador, El Salvador; Beirut, Lebanon; Ischia, Campania, Italy & Yerevan, Armenia.
  • Los Angeles has the following “friendship cities”: London, United Kingdom; Łódź, Poland; Melbourne, Australia; Manchester, United Kingdom & Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • There are more than 224 languages spoken in L.A
  • 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 Ángeles means ‘the angels’ in Spanish.
  • The average traveller in Los Angeles experienced 72 hours of traffic delay per year according to the study.
  • There are 841 museums and art galleries in Los Angeles County.
  • As of January 2020, there are 41,290 homeless people in the City of Los Angeles, comprising roughly 62% of the homeless population of LA County.
  • There are 11 miles of tunnels under Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles was founded in 1781, its full name was “El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora Reina de Los Ángeles Sobre el Río Porciúncula.” (Imagine saying that five times fast.) Loosely translated, the original Spanish name meant “The town of our lady queen of the Angels on the Porciúncula River.”
  • Los Angeles often spoken and written as its initialism, L.A., is the largest city in California.
  • In 1892, oil was discovered near today’s Dodger Stadium. By 1923, one-quarter of the world’s oil was produced in the Los Angeles Basin. Now, the basin still ranks as the third-largest oil field in the United States.
  • Los Angeles is that the City of Angels was home to the first movie theatre in the state. Tally’s Electric Theatre opened its gates on April 2, 1902.
  • . Los Angeles is where the Internet was born. In 1969, the first ARPANET transmission was sent from the University of California, Los Angeles to the Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park.
  • Los Angeles has 80 neighbourhoods and 16 districts.
  • The tallest building in Los Angeles is the US Bank Tower at 1,018 ft, making it the 11th tallest building in the United States.
  • Los Angeles boasts more than 200,000 small businesses.

 

Facts About Los Angeles
Facts About Los Angeles

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