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Los Angeles Facts

Los Angeles is not only the most populated city on the west coast of the United States, but quite possibly one of the most ethnically diverse as well. From Disneyland to Hollywood, the Los Angeles area is famous for its many tourist attractions, but here are 7 things you don't know about Los Angeles.

  1. Neither the official tree of Los Angeles, the Coral Tree, nor the official flower of Los Angeles, the Bird of Paradise, are native to the area.

  2. In 1820, the population of Los Angeles was roughly 650 people. Eighty years later, the population of Los Angeles in the year 1900 was estimated at roughly 100,000, and then by 1932 the population had surpassed one million people.

  3. Inhabitants of Los Angeles are known as "Angelenos".

  4. The Los Angeles River which runs through the city is lined with concrete on the bottom for almost its entire length.

  5. When founded in 1781 by then Spanishovernor Felipe de Neve, Los Angeles was christened with the name "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula" which translates to "The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of Porciuncula".

  6. In 1984, Los Angeles hosted the Summer Olympics for the second time, the first time had been in 1932. This was only the second time in history that the Olympics had been profitable, the first time had been in 1932 also in Los Angeles.

  7. The highest point in Los Angeles is Mount Lukens, which is sometimes referred to as Sister Elsie Peak, it reaches a height of 5,080 feet.

  8. Los Angeles is unique in its attractions, location, and makeup of its residents. There is a reason that Los Angeles is one of the most traveled to destinations in the world.

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