Map of Los Angeles area
Map of LA area. Map of Los Angeles area (California - USA) to print. Map of Los Angeles area (California - USA) to download. Los Angeles area started in 1781 as a tiny village of 28 square miles (73 square km) but expanded greatly through a series of annexations when it first established an ironclad legal monopoly over the Los Angeles River watershed and then brought in a new water supply from the Owens River (which rises from the Sierra Nevada, 230 miles [370 km] northeast of the map of Los Angeles area). To share in this scarce water resource—and to receive much-needed police and fire protection—neighbouring communities elected to join the city. The annexations of Wilmington and San Pedro and a connecting narrow “shoestring” of land (1909–10) resulted when Los Angeles created a harbour and linked it to the city proper. By 1917 Los Angeles had tripled in size by adding the entire San Fernando Valley and the district of Palms. Between 1922 and 1928, 34 unincorporated areas and five cities merged with Los Angeles. As it grew, Los Angeles encircled five independent cities—Beverly Hills, Culver City, West Hollywood, Universal City, and San Fernando.
Los Angeles area and its 88 cities represent a dynamic, multicultural economy with a diverse workforce and top universities and colleges throughout the map of Los Angeles area. Los Angeles is the entertainment, manufacturing, and international trade capital of the U.S. and has a fast growing high-tech and digital media industries. Los Angeles County ranks among the world largest economies.
The map of Los Angeles area, bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, is made up of more than 100 neighborhoods. Citizens from about 140 different countries – who speak more than 224 different languages – live in Los Angeles area, which creates a network of ethnically diverse towns. There are 88 business-friendly cities and 100+ unincorporated communities in Los Angeles, each with a significant value-proposition in terms of workforce, land, infrastructure, incentives, and location.
The varied landscape throughout the map of Los Angeles area allows travelers to tailor a visit to their interests: There are beaches, parks and mountains in addition to the cosmopolitan area.The Miracle Mile (which lies just southeast of West Hollywood and southeast of Beverly Hills) is where two of Los Angeles most popular museums reside – the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the La Brea Tar Pits. And just north of the museums in La Brea sits the highly touted Farmers Market, filled with vendors hawking their best produce, flowers and handmade crafts.