Los Angeles County, California

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Los Angeles County, California
County of Los Angeles
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Flag of Los Angeles County, California
Official seal of Los Angeles County, California
"L.A. County"
Location of the county in California
Location of the county in California
California's location in the contiguous United States
California's location in the contiguous United States
Coordinates: 34°3′N 118°15′W / 34.050°N 118.250°W / 34.050; -118.250Coordinates: 34°3′N 118°15′W / 34.050°N 118.250°W / 34.050; -118.250
Country United States
State California
RegionSouthern California
Metro areaGreater Los Angeles
FormedFebruary 18, 1850[1]
Named forThe Los Angeles, which was named for Our Lady, Queen of the Angels
County seatLos Angeles
Largest cityLos Angeles
Incorporated cities88
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • BodyBoard of Supervisors
 • Board of Supervisors[2]
 • Chief executive officerSachi A. Hamai
 • 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)
 • Total9,818,605
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,100/sq mi (800/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (Pacific Daylight Time)
ZIP codes
90001–90899, 91001–93599
Area codes213, 310/424, 323, 562, 626, 661, 747/818, 909
FIPS code06-037
GNIS feature ID277283
GDP$664 billion[6]

Los Angeles County is a county in California and is by far the most populous county in the United States. Figures from the U.S. Census Bureau give an estimated 2006 population of 9,948,081 residents, [7] while the California State government's population bureau lists a January 1, 2007 estimate of 10,331,939. [8] The county seat is the City of Los Angeles.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Chronology". California State Association of Counties. Retrieved February 6, 2015.
  2. "Board of Supervisors". County of Los Angeles. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  3. Mount San Antonio in the San Gabriel Mountains, on border with San Bernardino County.
  4. Sea level at the Pacific Ocean.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "American FactFinder". Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  6. "Why LA County". Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation. 2014-06-02. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  7. Bureau, U. S. Census. "American FactFinder - Community Facts". factfinder.census.gov.
  8. http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/ReportsPapers/Estimates/Rankings/CityCounties1-06/documents/Rankcities.xls

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