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Post  kosovohp on Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:11 am

This article is about the city in California. For the metropolitan area, see Los Angeles metropolitan area. For other meanings of "Los Angeles", see Los Angeles (disambiguation).
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Los Angeles
— City —
City of Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles, Venice, Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Sign

Nickname(s): L.A., the City of Angels
Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California
Los Angeles is located in the USA
Los Angeles
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°03′N 118°15′WCoordinates: 34°03′N 118°15′W
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles County
Settled September 4, 1781
Incorporated April 4, 1850
- Type Mayor-Council
- Body Los Angeles City Council
- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
- City Attorney Carmen Trutanich
- City Controller Wendy Greuel
- City 498.3 sq mi (1,290.6 km2)
- Land 469.1 sq mi (1,214.9 km2)
- Water 29.2 sq mi (75.7 km2) 5.8%
- Urban 1,667.9 sq mi (4,319.9 km2)
Elevation 233 (city hall) ft (71 m)
Population (July 1, 2009)
- City 3,833,995
- Density 8,205/sq mi (3,168/km2)
- Urban 14,775,000
- Metro 15,250,000
- CSA 17,786,419
- Demonym Angeleno
(2nd U.S., 45th World)
Time zone PST (UTC-Cool
- Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 90001–90068, 90070–90084, 90086–90089, 90091, 90093–90097, 90099, 90101–90103, 90174, 90185, 90189, 91040–91043, 91303–91308, 91342–91349, 91352–91353, 91356–91357, 91364–91367, 91401–91499, 91601–91609
Area code(s) 213, 310/424, 323, 661, 747/818
Website lacity.org

Los Angeles (pronounced /lɒs ˈændʒələs/ los-AN-jə-ləs; Spanish: [los ˈaŋxeles], Spanish for "The Angels") is the second most populous city in the United States,[1] the most populous city in the state of California and the western United States, with a population of 3.83 million[2] within its administrative limits on a land area of 498.3 square miles (1,290.6 km2). The urban area of Los Angeles extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of over 14.8 million, it is the 14th largest urban area in the world, affording it megacity status. The Los Angeles–Long Beach–Santa Ana metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is home to nearly 12.9 million residents[3] while the broader Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside combined statistical area (CSA) contains nearly 17.8 million people. Los Angeles is also the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated and one of the most multicultural counties[4] in the United States. The city's inhabitants are referred to as "Angelenos"
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