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About Los Angeles
Los Angeles is the most populous city of the State of California with a population of almost 4 millions, and it’s located in the southern part of the state. The city of Los Angeles was founded by Spanish colonists in 1781 and was the center of the Mexican–American War, which concluded with the purchase of this land and the rest of California officially becoming part of the United States in 1848. L.A. is today a global city and ranks 6th in the Global Cities Index. The city has a strong economy based on international trade, music and entertainment industry, fashion, sports, technology & more. This city is very diverse, architecturally and culturally and, and has more than 80 neighborhoods and districts, including Downtown L.A., Hollywood, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Bel Air, Century City and many more. Top Landmarks include: Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles City Hall, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the Chinese Theatre, the Kodak Theatre, the Hollywood Sign and Hollywood Boulevard, the Capitol Records Building, the Griffith Observatory, the Getty Center and the Getty Villa, the Hollywood Bowl, the Staples Center & many more!
Los Angeles: Map, Quick Facts, and Weather
Los Angeles has a Subtropical-Mediterranean climate with only 35 days a year of precipitation, slightly above the semi-arid climate average. Los Angeles has plenty of sunshine throughout the year with an average day-temperature around 75 °F (24 °C). L.A. is also known for its microclimate which causes extreme variations in temperature in areas that are in close physical proximity to each other, for example, it’s not uncommon to have a 20 °F difference between two adjoining neighborhoods. Most precipitation occurs November through April.