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Greater Los Angeles Area

Coordinates: 35°03′25″N 118°15′00″W / 35.0569°N 118.2500°W / 35.0569; -118.2500
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Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles–Long Beach CSA
Coordinates: 35°03′25″N 118°15′00″W / 35.0569°N 118.2500°W / 35.0569; -118.2500
Country United States of America
State California
Principal city Los Angeles
Other major cities Long Beach

Santa Ana
Santa Clarita
San Bernardino
Moreno Valley

 • Metro
33,954 sq mi (87,940 km2)
Highest elevation
11,499 ft (3,505 m)
Lowest elevation
0 ft (0 m)
 • Metropolitan area18,644,680
 • Density549.1/sq mi (212.0/km2)
 Ranked 2nd in the US
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s)213, 323 310, 424, 442, 562, 626, 657, 661, 714, 760, 805, 818, 909, 949, 951

The Greater Los Angeles Area, or the Southland, is a term used for the group of metropolitan areas over five counties in the southern part of California. It includes Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County and Ventura County. It has been one of the fastest growing regions in the United States for decades. The growth started in Los Angeles County, then Orange County, and now in the Inland Empire. As of 2020, the population of the Greater Los Angeles area was 18.6 million. It is the second-largest statistical area in the country. Only the New York metropolitan area is larger.[1]

The Greater Los Angeles area is centered on the county of Los Angeles, California. The term is defined to refer to the area from Ventura to the southern border of Orange County, and from the Pacific Ocean to the Inland Empire. The Greater Los Angeles area includes the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the Inland Empire, and Ventura County. The term "Greater Los Angeles" does not include San Diego and Imperial counties.

The United States Census Bureau has named the five county region as the Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA combined statistical area. The Los Angeles metropolitan area has a total area of 4,850 square miles (12,561.442 km2). The wider combined statistical area covers 33,954 square miles (87,940 km2). More than half of this is the thinly populated eastern areas of Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Main cities

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The following is a list of main cities in the Greater Los Angeles Area with their population in 2020.

Los Angeles–Long Beach–Santa Ana MSA

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Riverside–San Bernardino–Ontario MSA

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Oxnard–Thousand Oaks–Ventura MSA

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  1. "Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-03-30.