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ID: 7023900
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Los Angeles (inhabited place)  Los Angeles (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 34 03 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 34.0500  decimal degrees
Long: 118 14 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -118.2333  decimal degrees

Note: State's largest city; expanded rapidly during late 19th and early 20th century due to cattle ranching, railroads and motion-picture industry; has suffered several earthquakes, droughts and air pollution; site of many museums, universities and wealthy communities.

Names:
Los Angeles (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Los Ángeles (C,V,Spanish-P,U)
L. A. (C,V)
City of Los Angeles (C,V,English,U,N)
El Pueblo de la Reyna de Los Angeles (H,V,Spanish,U,N)
Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula (H,V,Spanish,U,N)  ............ name of original Spanish community on the site
El Pueblo (H,V,Spanish,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of California (state)  ............  California (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Los Angeles (county)  ................  Los Angeles (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Los Angeles (inhabited place)  ....................  Los Angeles (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was site of settlements by the Gabrielino tribe; settled by Spanish expedition headed by Gaspar de Portolá in search of mission sites, on 2 August 1769; founded in 1781
city (C)  ............  after it was peacefully captured by U.S. in Mexican War of 1846 and officially incorporated on April 4, 1850
county seat (C)  ............  since 1850
communications center (C)
agricultural center (C)
cultural center (C)
entertainment center (C)  ............  is major center for film, television & music industries
financial center (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  produces aerospace equipment, petroleum, electronics, processed foods, glass, rubber & cement
manufacturing center (C)
tourist center (C)
transportation center (C)  ............  first developed with electric car system in early 1900s & expanded with construction of freeways in 1940s
capital (H)  ............  of the province of Alta California, on an intermittent basis, following Mexican independence from Spain in early 19th cen.

Sources and Contributors:
City of Los Angeles..........  [VP]
...................................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6051193
El Pueblo..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIII, 311
El Pueblo de la Reyna de Los Angeles..........  [VP]
...........................................................  City Names, Los Angeles Times (2007)
...........................................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 23:311
L. A...........  [GRLPSC, VP]
..............  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998)
Los Angeles..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  AAA: California/Nevada (1990) 46
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:530-531
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIII, 307-312
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Los Ángeles..........  [VP]
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1993)
Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula..........  [VP]
.....................................................................................................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 530-531
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  AAA: California/Nevada (1990) 46
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:530-531; I, 530-531
..................  City Names, Los Angeles Times (2007)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 23:307-312; XXIII, 307-312; 23:311; XXIII, 311
..................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6051193
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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