Los Angeles geographical position The los Angeles is an autonomous town and belong in California. Is an financial and commercial center of south California. With a U.S. Census- estimated 2016 population of 3,976,322, It is the second most populous city in the United States (after New York City) and the most populated city in California. Situated in a large coastal basin surrounded by mountains and mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m), Los Angeles covers an area of about 469 square miles (1,210 km2).
Los Angeles history informations • Historically home to Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican-American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood. The discovery of oil in the 1890s brought rapid growth to the city. The completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, delivering water from Eastern California, later assured the city's continued rapid growth.
Los Angeles history museum • NHM opened in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1913 as the Museum of History, Science, and Art. The moving force behind it was a museum association founded in 1910. Its distinctive main building, with fitted marble walls and domed and colonnaded rotunda, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Additional wings opened in 1925, 1930, 1960, and 1976. • The museum was divided in 1961 into the Los Angeles County Museum of History and Science and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). LACMA moved to new quarters on Wilshire Boulevard in 1965, and the Museum of History and Science was renamed the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. Eventually, the museum renamed itself again, becoming the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. • Hall of African Mammals • In 2003, the museum began a campaign to transform its exhibits and visitor experience. The museum reopened its seismically retrofitted renovated 1913 rotunda, along with the new Age of Mammals exhibition. in 2010. Its Dinosaur Hall opened in July 2011. A new Los Angeles history exhibition, Becoming Los Angeles, opened in 2013. The outdoor Nature Gardens and Nature Lab, which explore L.A. wildlife, also opened in 2013.
Los Angeles famous people • Angelina Jolie Pitt is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and has been cited as Hollywood's highest-paid actress. Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. He has been nominated for ten Golden Globe Awards, winning two, and five Academy Awards
Los angeles food • Burgers • If the idea of beef, fat, salt and processed cheese seem out of place in your construction of what an Angeleno's lunch looks like, you need to recalibrate. We are a city in love with the hamburger, with our own cult-status regional burger chain and lots of local options to satisfy any type of eater. Beef and bun play so well in Southern California that we managed to define a whole style of burgers — twice. 7. • Doughnuts • Los Angeles may not be able to lay claim to having more doughnut shops per capita than any other city in America, but that's due more to our sheer size than our doughnut obsession. There's a Yum Yum Donut or some other mom and pop doughnut operation in practically every strip mall in the city, and no other city does the joint doughnut / Chinese food restaurant quite like L.A.
Los angeles traditions • Try Some Yoga at the South Coast Botanical Gardens • Visit the gardens to take a yoga class. The class is held outside in the Lower Meadow, featuring yoga as a weekday escape. Each session focuses on a different theme using yoga: • for potential • for change • for energy • for balance • for self-expression • Of course, the gardens are also filled with 87 acres of plant species totaling over 2,500 varieties. There is a lake, a nice gift shop and picnic area just outside of the gates. It is 10 miles south of the Los Angeles Airport, on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Los Angeles companies • Innovation on full display • Nineteen of Los Angeles’ top 100 tech employers were launched in the past five years, following in the footsteps of local success stories like Dollar Shave Club and Snap. The list’s youngest company, OceanX, which was founded just last year, clocked in at an impressive 258 employees. • More money, more hiring • Los Angeles tech startups raised more than $4 billion in 2016, directing a solid portion of those funds toward talent acquisition. Age of Learning, Hyperloop One, SpaceX, Scopely and ServiceTitan, who collectively have raised $855 million in funding since January 2016, added more than 1,310 positions this year. Combined, these five companies employ more than 6,000 Angelenos.
Los Angeles language • Any trip to a public place is a reminder that Los Angeles is a linguistically diverse town, but new data from the US Census reveals just how diverse: in the LA metro area, at least 185 languages are spoken at home, according to the Census's just-released language data from the American Community Survey 2009-2013. That's narrowly second only to New York, which has at least 192 (but a far larger population). Non-English languages are so common, actually, that 54 percent of people in the LA metro area who are over five years old don't speak English at home. (That doesn't necessarily mean that they don't also speak English.) That's compared to only 38 percent in New York.
Los Angeles culture • The culture of Los Angeles is rich with arts and ethnically diverse. The greater Los Angeles metro area has several notable art museums including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art(LACMA), the J. Paul Getty Museum on the Santa Monica mountains overlooking the Pacific, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the Hammer Museum and the Norton Simon Museum. In the 1920s and 1930s Will Durant and Ariel Durant, Arnold Schoenberg and other intellectuals were the representatives of culture, in addition to the movie writers and directors. As the city flourished financially in the middle of the 20th century, culture followed. Boosters such as Dorothy Buffum Chandler and other philanthropists raised funds for the establishment of art museums, music centers and theaters. Today, the Southland cultural scene is as complex, sophisticated and varied as any in the world.
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