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All you need to know about Los Angeles

Los Angeles, commonly called LA, is the most populous city in California and second most populous in the whole of the United States. Within the Greater Los Angeles area there are several districts including the Downtown central business district, San Fernando Valley and the famous movie capital – Hollywood.

Los Angeles’s economy relies on several major industries including manufacturing, international trade, entertainment, technology and finance. There are six Fortune 500 companies located in the city, along with the headquarters of numerous national and international corporations. Perhaps most notably, the Hollywood neighbourhood makes LA a world leader in television and film, and the Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles, together, form one of the world’s busiest port complexes.

Los Angeles is a major tourist centre, attracting visitors from all over the world who come to enjoy the subtropical-Mediterranean climate and vast array of attractions including the Hollywood Sign, Disneyland and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. There are also plenty of stunning beaches, several film studios and nearly 850 museums and galleries to choose from in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. For those who enjoy sports, notable venues include Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Coliseum and the Staples Center.

Los Angeles International (LAX) is the main airport for the city, but there are four others located in Burbank, Santa Ana, Long Beach, and Ontario which provide an excellent selection of international links.