• English
This site is created using Wikimapia data. Wikimapia is an open-content collaborative map project contributed by volunteers around the world. It contains information about 26398487 places and counting. Learn more about Wikimapia and cityguides.

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, often called simply L.A., is the largest city in the state of California and the second-largest (only to New York City) in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Los Angeles metropolitan area has a total area of 4,850 square miles and is home to roughly 13 million people. Los Angeles was founded in 1781 by Spanish Captain Rivera y Moncada, yet it was not incorporated as a municipality until April 4, 1850—five months before California achieved statehood. It is the county seat of Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles area is one of the world's centers of culture, science, technology, international trade, and higher education, and is home to world-renowned institutions in a broad range of professional and cultural fields. The city and its immediate surrounding vicinity lead the world in producing popular entertainment—such as motion pictures, television, and recorded music—which forms the base of Los Angeles's international fame and global status.


Recent city comments:

  • Beverly Hillbillies Mansion, Christina Garcia wrote 14 hours ago:
    Thank you for sharing the photos. So beautiful.
  • Vivid Entertainment, Mehedi Farhan (guest) wrote 5 days ago:
    I wanna work this industry...
  • Black Dahlia corpse found here, Face It (guest) wrote 9 days ago:
    More evidence that she was than wasn't. Letters, interviews from those who knew her well, and those who knew her very briefly, etc.
  • Swimming Hole, jimmy (guest) wrote 12 days ago:
    Actually, they were two telephone poles together, I was a summertime resident of the collective 68-70
  • The Dream Center, TLU2008 wrote 19 days ago:
    The description is from an old version from their website (no longer available)...
more comments...
Los Angeles, California on the map.

Recent city photos:

more photos...