Los Angeles County, California

  • los angeles county
    county
    county of los angeles
    los angeles skyline
    venice, california beach.jpg
    rodeo drive beverly hills.jpg
    santa catalina nasa eo.jpg
    santa monica harbor.jpg
    angelesnationalforest.jpg
    vasquez rocks april 2005.jpg
    california poppies1.jpg
    hollywood sign (zuschnitt).jpg
    images, from top down, left to right: downtown los angeles in june 2019; venice, los angeles during sunset; rodeo drive in beverly hills; satellite picture of santa catalina island; the santa monica pier; angeles national forest; vasquez rocks; antelope valley california poppy reserve; and the hollywood sign
    flag of los angeles county
    flag
    official seal of los angeles county
    seal
    nickname(s): 
    "l.a. county"
    location of the county in california
    location of the county in california
    california's location in the united states
    california's location in the united states
    coordinates: 34°3′n 118°15′w / 34°3′n 118°15′w / 34.050; -118.250california
    regionsouthern california
    metro areagreater los angeles
    formedfebruary 18, 1850[1]
    named forthe city of los angeles, which was named for our lady, queen of the angels
    county seatlos angeles
    largest citylos angeles
    incorporated cities88
    government
     • typecouncil–manager
     • bodyboard of supervisors
     • board of supervisors[2]
     • chief executive officersachi a. hamai
    area
     • total4,751 sq mi (12,310 km2)
     • land4,058 sq mi (10,510 km2)
     • water693 sq mi (1,790 km2)
    highest elevation
    [3]
    10,068 ft (3,069 m)
    lowest elevation
    [4]
    0 ft (0 m)
    population
     (2010)[5]
     • total9,818,605
     • estimate 
    (2019)[5]
    10,039,107
     • density2,100/sq mi (800/km2)
    time zoneutc−8 (pacific time zone)
     • summer (dst)utc−7 (pacific daylight time)
    zip codes
    90xxx–918xx, 92397, 92821, 92823, 93243, 935xx[6]
    area codes213/323, 310/424, 442/760, 562, 626, 657/714, 661, 747/818, 840/909
    fips code06-037
    277283
    gdp$711 billion[7] · www.lacounty.gov

    chamber of commerce brochure, c. 1930

    los angeles county, officially the county of los angeles,[8] in the los angeles metropolitan area of the u.s. state of california, is the most populous county in the united states,[9] with more than 10 million inhabitants as of 2018.[10] as such, it is the largest non–state level government entity in the united states. its population is larger than that of 41 individual u.s. states, as well as the combined population of the 10 least populous states. it is the third-largest metropolitan economy in the world, with a nominal gdp of over $700 billion—larger than the gdps of countries such as belgium and norway.[11] it has 88 incorporated cities and many unincorporated areas and, at 4,083 square miles (10,570 km2), it is larger than the combined areas of delaware and rhode island. the county is home to more than one-quarter of california residents and is one of the most ethnically-diverse counties in the u.s.[12] its county seat, los angeles, is also california's most populous city and the second most populous city in the u.s., with about 4 million residents.

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Los Angeles County
County of Los Angeles
Los Angeles skyline
Venice, California Beach.jpg
Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills.jpg
Santa Catalina NASA EO.jpg
Santa Monica Harbor.jpg
Angelesnationalforest.jpg
Vasquez Rocks April 2005.jpg
California Poppies1.jpg
Hollywood Sign (Zuschnitt).jpg
Flag of Los Angeles County
Flag
Nickname(s): 
"L.A. County"
Location of the county in California
Location of the county in California
California's location in the United States
California's location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°3′N 118°15′W / 34°3′N 118°15′W / 34.050; -118.250California
RegionSouthern California
Metro areaGreater Los Angeles
FormedFebruary 18, 1850[1]
Named forThe City of Los Angeles, which was named for Our Lady, Queen of the Angels
County seatLos Angeles
Largest cityLos Angeles
Incorporated cities88
Government
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • BodyBoard of Supervisors
 • Board of Supervisors[2]
 • Chief executive officerSachi A. Hamai
Area
 • Total4,751 sq mi (12,310 km2)
 • Land4,058 sq mi (10,510 km2)
 • Water693 sq mi (1,790 km2)
Highest elevation10,068 ft (3,069 m)
Lowest elevation0 ft (0 m)
Population
 • Total9,818,605
 • Estimate 
(2019)[5]
10,039,107
 • Density2,100/sq mi (800/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (Pacific Daylight Time)
ZIP Codes
90xxx–918xx, 92397, 92821, 92823, 93243, 935xx[6]
Area codes213/323, 310/424, 442/760, 562, 626, 657/714, 661, 747/818, 840/909
FIPS code06-037
277283
GDP$711 billion[7] · www.lacounty.gov

Chamber of Commerce brochure, c. 1930

Los Angeles County, officially the County of Los Angeles,[8] in the Los Angeles metropolitan area of the U.S. state of California, is the most populous county in the United States,[9] with more than 10 million inhabitants as of 2018.[10] As such, it is the largest non–state level government entity in the United States. Its population is larger than that of 41 individual U.S. states, as well as the combined population of the 10 least populous states. It is the third-largest metropolitan economy in the world, with a Nominal GDP of over $700 billion—larger than the GDPs of countries such as Belgium and Norway.[11] It has 88 incorporated cities and many unincorporated areas and, at 4,083 square miles (10,570 km2), it is larger than the combined areas of Delaware and Rhode Island. The county is home to more than one-quarter of California residents and is one of the most ethnically-diverse counties in the U.S.[12] Its county seat, Los Angeles, is also California's most populous city and the second most populous city in the U.S., with about 4 million residents.