Los Angeles

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles (pronunciation: /lɔːs ˈændʒələs/), often abbreviated as L.A., is the largest city in the U.S. state of California and the second-largest city in the United States.


The name Los Angeles comes from the Spanish language, and it means "The Angels". The full original name was "El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula", meaning "The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels on the Porciúncula River."

Related Terms

  • California: The U.S. state in which Los Angeles is located.
  • Hollywood: A neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, notable as the home of the U.S. film industry.
  • Beverly Hills: A city in Los Angeles County, California, surrounded mostly by Los Angeles.
  • Santa Monica: A beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California.
  • Downtown Los Angeles: The central business district of Los Angeles, California, located close to the geographic center of the metropolitan area.

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