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Los Angeles is the largest city in the state of California and the American West as well as second largest in the United States.Often abbreviated as L.A. and nicknamed The City of Angels, Los Angeles is rated an alpha world city, has an estimated population of 3.8 million and spans over 498.3 square miles (1,290.6 km2) in Southern California. Additionally, the Los Angeles metropolitan area is home to nearly 12.9 million residents, who hail from all over the globe and speak 224 different languages. Los Angeles is the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated and one of the most diverse counties in the United States.
Los Angeles is irregularly shaped and covers a total area of 498.3 square miles (1,291 km2), comprising 469.1 square miles (1,214.9 km²) of land and 29.2 square miles (75.7 km²) of water. The city extends for 44 miles (71 km) longitudinally and for 29 miles (47 km) latitudinally. The perimeter of the city is 342 miles (550 km). It is the only major city in the United States bisected by a mountain range.
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Los Angeles Los Angeles has a Mediterranean climate or Dry-Summer subtropical zone (Köppen climate classification Csb on the coast, Csa inland). Los Angeles receives plenty of sunshine throughout the year, with 263 sunshine days and only 35 wet days annually.
Home to Hollywood's glamour, renowned business institutions and nearly four million residents, Los Angeles is one of the world's most diverse cities. This sprawling metropolis is known as the center of the entertainment industry as well as a capital of education, science and art. Every year, thousands flock to this southern California paradise for its beautiful beaches, fabulous weather and endless possibilities.