The city of Los Angeles and its metropolitan area are the home of eleven top level professional sports teams. There were 1,413,995 housing units—up from 1,298,350 during 2005—2009 —at an average density of 2,812. The driving time would be approximately 4 hours 30 minutes if you were to travel non-stop in good driving conditions. The Los Angeles County Office of Education operates the. Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International. . There are numerous Catholic churches and parishes throughout Los Angeles.
Due to clauses in the city's charter that effectively prevented the City of Los Angeles from selling or providing water from the aqueduct to any area outside its borders, many adjacent city and communities became compelled to annex themselves into Los Angeles. Temperatures are subject to substantial daily swings; in inland areas the difference between the average daily low and the average daily high is over 30 °F 17 °C. The also has a presence in the city. In 2002, voters defeated efforts by the San Fernando Valley and Hollywood to secede from the city. Seeking El Dorado: African Americans in California. City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering. The coastal region around Los Angeles has a climate that is comparable to coastal areas of southeastern such as or , in temperature range and variation, in sunshine hours and as well as annual precipitation levels.
It is part of the , also the in the nation with a 2015 estimated population of 18. Archived from on September 16, 2008. Los Angeles has been ranked the third richest city and fifth most powerful and influential city in the world, behind only New York City in the United States. The few skyscrapers that are built outside of those areas often stand out above the rest of the surrounding landscape. The current charter was adopted on June 8, 1999 and has been amended many times since then. Archived from on January 20, 2016. The is the city's major weekly paper, boasting the largest African-American readership in the.
Latino street gangs such as the , a Mexican American street gang, and , which has mainly members of descent, all originated in Los Angeles. For a glimpse of the stardust on which the city's built, stroll along the , where almost 2,500 of the entertainment world's most illustrious names are immortalized in pink terrazzo and gold lettering. You can modify this list as you wish. Historically home to the and , Los Angeles was claimed by for in 1542 along with the rest of what would become. Los Angeles is located in bounded by the on one side and by mountains as high as 10,000 feet 3,000 m on the others. Many of these native species, such as the , have become so rare as to be considered endangered. Nicknamed the City of Angels partly because of its name's Spanish meaning, Los Angeles is known for its , ethnic diversity, and the entertainment industry, and sprawling metropolis.
The contiguous and together comprise the fifth-busiest port in the world and the most significant port in the and is vital to trade within the. Advisory Committee on Technology Innovation 1979. The , which publishes an annual Urban Mobility Report, ranked Los Angeles road traffic as the most congested in the United States in 2005 as measured by annual delay per traveler. Archived from on April 30, 2009. I don't know where you looked that up, but you should have just searched for flights and looked at how long it would be. The river begins in the district of the city, flows east from the San Fernando Valley along the north edge of the Santa Monica Mountains, and turns south through the city center, flowing to its mouth in the Port of at the Pacific Ocean.
Los Angeles: Portrait of a City. The is one of the three largest performing arts centers in the nation, with more than 1. Temperatures in the coastal basin exceed 90 °F 32 °C on a dozen or so days in the year, from one day a month in April, May, June and November to three days a month in July, August, October and to five days in September. Los Angeles has some of the largest urban parks in the country; lush, wild canyons; and miles upon miles of public beachfront. It was straightened and lined in 51 miles 82 km of concrete by the to act as a flood control channel. The settlement remained a small ranch town for decades, but by 1820, the population had increased to about 650 residents. Which means window-shopping is the order of the day.
The , connecting the Century Freeway I-105 and the Harbor Freeway I-110 The city and the rest of the are served by an extensive network of freeways and highways. These laws were enforced against industrial properties after-the-fact. In the , it is split between ten congressional districts. Délégation pour l'Action Extérieure des Collectivités Territoriales Ministère des Affaires étrangères in French. Archived from on February 2, 2017.
Los Angeles is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States, with a diverse economy in a broad range of professional and cultural fields. In 1932, the city hosted the. During the peak rush hour there is 80% congestion, according to the index. The city also hosted the pageant twice, in and , and was one of 9 American cities to host the and one of 8 to host the , hosting the for both tournaments. It could take weeks to see everything in L.
The Fragmented Metropolis: Los Angeles 1850—1930. On September 4, 1781, a group of forty-four settlers known as founded the pueblo they called , 'The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels'. Employment by industry in Los Angeles County 2015 The economy of Los Angeles is driven by international trade, entertainment television, motion pictures, video games, music recording, and production , aerospace, technology, petroleum, fashion, apparel, and tourism. Christians, especially Catholics, make up the majority of the 53 percent of Los Angeles County residents who consider themselves religious. Archived from on January 15, 2016. Just as surely as the positive platitudes are true, so are the negative ones.
This has led to the city being referred to as the Gang Capital of America. The rail system includes the and subway lines, as well as the , , , and light rail lines. More recently, the state of California has led the nation in working to limit pollution by mandating. Panorama of Los Angeles as viewed from. Hours of sunshine total more than 3,000 per year, from an average of 7 hours of sunshine per day in December to an average of 12 in July. Los Angeles County Metro Transit Authority.