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El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora Reina de Los Angeles Sobre el Rio Porciuncula

The original name of the city was El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora Reina de Los Angeles Sobre el Rio Porciuncula. Moreover, the settlement had only a few dozen residents for decades. Fortunately, the name was significantly shortened and Los Angeles became the second-largest city in the United States. 1)

New Beverly Cinema

A unique experience is a visit to the New Beverly Cinema. It is a unique place, because the program is arranged by Quentin Tarantino himself, and the films screened were shot on 35mm film. Expect also some real hits, as the famous director shares films from his private collection. 2)

Beans Farm

Beverly Hills is now synonymous with luxury living, featuring exotic cars, huge mansions and exclusive shopping with champagne in hand on Rodeo Drive. But just a few decades ago, Beverly Hills was just a modest farm where they grew mostly beans. 3)

The Great Wall of Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to one of the world's longest murals: The Great Wall of Los Angeles. The mural is 840 meters long and tells the story of California. It was created by over 400 artists. 4)

Many museums

There are as many as 300 museums in the city! There is an art museum, a natural history museum, a neon museum, a museum and archive dedicated to the Cold War, a museum of the history of surfing, and for those with stronger nerves, the museum of death. A must-see is the California Science Center, where you can see the space shuttle Endeavour up close. 5)

Second largest city

Los Angeles is the most populous city in California and the second-most populous city in the United States after New York City. 6)

People from 140 countries

Los Angeles is home to people from over 140 countries who speak 224 world languages. 7)

Over 80 districts

The city is divided into more than 80 districts and neighborhoods. 8)

Original inhabitants

The coastal area of modern Los Angeles was originally inhabited by the Tongva (Gabrielenos) and Chumash Indian tribes. 9)

Spanish colonial empire

As early as 1542, the Southern California area was recognized as part of the Spanish colonial empire. 10)

The railroad

In 1876, the railroad came to Los Angeles. 11)

Oil deposits

In 1892, oil deposits were discovered in the city area, making California the largest oil producer in the United States in 1923, accounting for 1/4 of the world's oil production. 12)

Los Angeles Aqueduct

In 1913, the Los Angeles Aqueduct was put into service, providing four times as much water as the city required. 13)


In 1910, Hollywood merged with Los Angeles. 14)

Summer Olympics

In 1932, Los Angeles hosted the Summer Olympics. 15)

Major center for wartime manufacturing

During World War II, Los Angeles was a major center for wartime manufacturing such as shipbuilding and aviation. 16)


In the 1930s and 1940s, Los Angeles County was a national leader in agriculture. 17)

los_angeles.txt · Last modified: 2022/02/21 05:54 by aga