Officially founded as The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of the Porciúncula River in 1781, the city of Los Angeles today has become a world center of entertainment, culture, and commerce. The city is located within Los Angeles County, in the state of California and is one of the most diverse in the United States of America. As the second largest metropolitan population in the United States, about 14,000,000, it is a bastion of diversity and is only one of two cities in the United States that does not have a majority population. The area is home to more than 200 languages and over 100 colleges and universities.
The city attracts approximately 40 million tourists a year to its beaches, mountains, entertainment facilities, shopping, museums and sports teams. In one day you can ski down the slopes of ski resorts in the Angeles National Forest, then surf waves in the Pacific Ocean. The area is known for major entertainment awards shows, Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA Live, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Rose Bowl, the Hollywood sign, Hollywood Bowl, Santa Monica, Malibu, Venice Beaches and the Griffith Observatory. In the City of Angels there is something for everyone. In fact, if it were its own country the economy of Los Angeles County alone would rank #21 in the world.
Truly Los Angeles is a worldly city and it welcomes all to its year round warmth and beauty.