Los Angeles is often referred to by its what?
A: Its initials L.A.
As of 2020 what was its population?
A: Roughly 3.9 million.
It is the largest city in the state of
the second most populous city where?
A: In the United States after New York Cit.
The city of Los Angeles lies in a basin in Southern
California adjacent to what?
A: The Pacific Ocean.
It covers how many square miles??
A: About 469 square miles (1,210 km2).
It is the seat of what county?
A: Los Angeles County, which is the most populous county in the United States.
Home to the Chumash and Tongva indigenous peoples, the
area that became Los Angeles was claimed by whom for
Spain in 1542?
A: Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo.
When was the city founded?
A: On September 4, 1781, under Spanish governor Felipe de Neve, on the village of Yaanga.
It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following what?
A: 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 what?
A: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and thus became part of the United States.
Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April
4, 1850, five months before California did what?
A: achieved statehood.
The discovery of what in the 1890s brought rapid growth
to the city?
The city was further expanded with the completion of
A: The Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, which delivers water from Eastern California.
It has the busiest what in the Americas?
A: Container port.
In 2018, the Los Angeles metropolitan area had a gross
metropolitan product of how much?
A: Over $1.0 trillion.
It has the third largest “what” in the world after
Tokyo and New York City?
Los Angeles hosted the Summer Olympics in what two
A: 1932 and 1984.
When will it again host the Summer Olympics?
The Los Angeles coastal area was settled by what
A: The Tongva and Chumash tribes.
Los Angeles would eventually be founded on what
A: The village of iyáanga’ or Yaanga, meaning "poison oak place".
By 1900, the population had grown to what?
A: More than 102,000, putting pressure on the city's water supply.
The completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913,
under the supervision of William Mulholland, ensured what?
A: The continued growth of the city.
Clauses in the city's charter prevented the City of Los
Angeles from selling or providing what?
A: Water from the aqueduct to any area outside its borders.
This resulted in many adjacent cities and communities
feeling compelled to do what?
A: Join Los Angeles.
In 1910, what merged into Los Angeles?
A: Hollywood, with 10 movie companies already operating in the city at the time.
By 1921, more than 80 percent of the world's what was
concentrated in L.A.?
A: Film industry.
The money generated by the industry kept the city
insulated from what?
A: Much of the economic loss suffered by the rest of the country during the Great Depression.
By 1930, the population surpassed how many?
A: One million.
During World War II Los Angeles was a major center of
A: Wartime manufacturing, such as shipbuilding and aircraft.
After the end of World War II Los Angeles grew more
rapidly than ever, sprawling into what?
A: The San Fernando Valley.
The expansion of the Interstate Highway System during
the 1950s and 1960s helped propel what?
A: Suburban growth and signaled the demise of the city's electrified rail system, once the world's largest.
Racial tensions led to the Watts riots in 1965,
resulting in what?
A: 34 deaths and over 1,000 injuries.
In 1969, California became the birthplace of what?
A: The Internet, as the first ARPANET transmission was sent from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to the Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park.