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
Nickname(s): "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


Region Southern California
Metro area Greater Los Angeles
Formed February 18, 1850[1]
Named for The Los Angeles, which was named for Our Lady, Queen of the Angels
County seat Los Angeles
Largest city Los Angeles
Incorporated cities 88
 • Type Council–manager
 • Body Board of Supervisors
 • Board of Supervisors[2]
 • Chief executive officer Sachi A. Hamai
 • Total 4,751 sq mi (12,310 km2)
 • Land 4,058 sq mi (10,510 km2)
 • Water 693 sq mi (1,790 km2)
Highest elevation[3] 10,068 ft (3,069 m)
Lowest elevation[4] 0 ft (0 m)
Population (April 1, 2010)[5]
 • Total 9,818,605
 • Estimate (2017)[5] 10,163,507
 • Density 2,100/sq mi (800/km2)
Time zone Pacific Time Zone (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 90001–90899, 91001–93599
Area codes 213, 310/424, 323, 562, 626, 661, 747/818, 909
FIPS code 06-037
GNIS feature ID 277283
GDP $664 billion[6]
Website www.lacounty.gov

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. http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/ACSSAFFFacts?_event=&geo_id=05000US06037&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US06%7C05000US06037&_street=&_county=los+angeles+county&_cityTown=los+angeles+county&_state=04000US06&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=050&_submenuId=factsheet_2&ds_name=DEC_2000_SAFF&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null&reg=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry=
  8. http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/ReportsPapers/Estimates/Rankings/CityCounties1-06/documents/Rankcities.xls

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