Facts About Los Angeles
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The City of Los Angeles, widely known by its abbreviation L.A., is a large coastal conurbation in Southern California in the western United States. It was incorporated as a city in California on April 4, 1850. The city is the county seat of Los Angeles County. Los Angeles is the largest city in California, and the second most populous city in the United States (after New York City), with a population of 3,694,820 as of the 2000 census. A July 1, 2004, Census estimate shows the city's population at 3,847,400.
The economy of Los Angeles is driven by agriculture, petroleum, motion pictures, aerospace, international trade, and tourism. It is the largest entry point for immigrants to the United States, with people from every nation. According to at least one typology of world cities, Los Angeles is an "Alpha" world city, since it has hosted two Olympic Games, and is home to renowned scientific and cultural institutions. It is a major center for producing entertainment, including motion picture, TV, and recorded music.