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Statistics & Facts

The population of Los Angeles is approximately 3,957,875 (2005), 3792621 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,299,963 (1990), 1318168 (2010).

The amount of land area in Los Angeles is 1215.589 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Los Angeles is 468.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 75.438 sq kilometers.
The distance from Los Angeles to Washington DC is 2437 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 351 miles. (as the crow flies)
Los Angeles is positioned 34.11 degrees north of the equator and 118.41 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Los Angeles location: Near the Pacific Coast in Southern California

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The geography for Los Angeles is diverse. 214 square miles of the city are comprised of mountains and hills.

Climate & Weather

The climate for Los Angeles is balmy and moderate, generally with dry summers and wet winters.
Los Angeles average annual rainfall is 14.68 inches per year
Los Angeles average temperature is (mean)Yearly-64.4; Spring-62; Summer-73; Fall-68; Winter-58 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Los Angeles history:

The Governor of California in 1781, Don Felipe de Neve, came to this site and named the spot El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula, which translated means, The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of Pordiuncula. The name was quickly shortened to Los Angeles. It wasn't until 1846 that Los Angeles began to grow. This is when the US claimed California and people began to come here. The gold rush caused more unrest even in the southern part of the state. At this time, the lawlessness became so bad that Los Angeles was referred to as Los Diablos or the Devils. In the 1860's the railroads came furthering fueling the influx of settlers. By the turn of the century, oil was found and more settlers came into town. In 1913, when water was piped in from the Owens Valley in Northern California, the population soared, doubling by the 1920's. The war years brought more manufacturing and industry and with it, more people. Los Angeles is a diverse city, ethnically as well as in the business world. Los Angeles has become one of the United State's major cities and urban centers. It is a leading manufacturing, commercial, transportation, financial and international trade center. All types of manufacturing are found here. Much Aerospace industry is also located in the area. The entertainment industry has broadcasting as well as producing centers in the area as well. Tourism has also become a major part of the Los Angeles economy.
There is an extensive system of freeways and major transcontinental and regional railroad lines. Los Angeles International Airport is one of the busiest in the U.S. The port of Los Angeles-Long Beach, on San Pedro Bay, handles more cargo than any other U.S. port on the Pacific Coast. Today, Los Angeles has a high-rise skyline, with many tall buildings and offices downtown.

Here is a history page for Los Angeles with a number of links.
The founding of Los Angeles: 4 September 1781
The incorporation date of Los Angeles: April 4, 1850

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Los Angeles attractions:

Griffith Park

Autry Museum of Western Heritage
4700 Western Heritage Way
Griffith Park
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 213-667-2000
Please call to confirm hours and fees, if any.
This museum pays homage to the American West from prehistoric times until the present. There is also a special museum just for kids. Don't miss this attraction.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (213) 857-6000

Natural History Museum at Los Angeles
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (213) 744-3466
All types of exhibits may be seen here. Don't miss the dueling dinosaurs - a complete skeleton of a T-Rex and a Triceratops. Dinosaur Hall offers many other fantastic exhibits.

The La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323-934-page
Thousands of years ago, all kinds of creatures met their death in the sticky tar here.

The Great Western Forum
3900 West Manchester Boulevard
Inglewood CA 90301
info: 310-419-3100
info: 310-673-1300

Staples Center at the corner of 11th Street and Figueroa next to the LA Convention Center.
Home of the Lakers, Clippers, Sparks, Kings, and Avengers
1111 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: 213-742-7100

The L.A. Memorial Coliseum & Sports Arena
3939 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Phone: 213-748-6136
About 3 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles and adjacent to the University of Southern California campus.

Dodger Stadium
1750 Stadium Way
Los Angeles, CA
Tickets (213) 224-1400
This stadium opened in 1962!

Universal Studios
Hollywood Freeway (I-101) at Lankershim Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (818) 508-9600

Paramount Pictures Corporation
834 S Plymouth Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90005-3731
Phone (213) 956-5000

Los Angeles Zoo
in Griffith Park
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, California 90027-1498
Phone: 323-644-6400
The Los Angeles Zoo is home to 1,200 animals representing 350 species. The Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the year except December 25

Wells Fargo History Museum
333 South Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: 213-253-7166

Museum of Chinese American History
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument
125 Paseo de la Plaza #400
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Museum of Tolerance
9786 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
PHone: 310-553-8403
Please call to confirm hours and fees
At the Simon Wiesenthal Center
Become informed and amazed as you walk through this center. Sections include: The Tolerancenter, The Holocaust Section, Multimedia Learning Center, Artifacts and Documents of the Holocaust, Special Exhibits and various programs at the museum.

The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1681
Phone: 310-440-7300
TDD: 310-440-7305
Admission to the center is free. Parking is $5.00 per car and reservations are required. For more info, please call the number above.
Included at the center are: the J.Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Education Institute for the Arts, the Getty information Institute and the Getty Grant Program.

LAPD Historic Museum and Community Education Center
Phone: 323-344-9445
See thousands of items all documenting the history of the department. It also houses an education center.

The Laugh Factory, in Hollywood, is one of the best known comedy clubs in the world and its stage has been graced by such stars as Richard Pryor, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans, Dave Chappelle, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and many more.

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