Los Angeles is the largest city in California and the second largest in the United States.
Entire Metro area: 12,950,129
Area: 498 sq miles
Climate: Los Angeles experiences a climate similar to the Mediterranean, with warm to hot summers and mildly wet winters. The temperature is usually pleasant, in the mid 80’s F with more extreme temperatures in July and August. The coast usually experiences cooler temperatures than inland areas. Temperature differences can be as much as 18 degrees Fahrenheit.
Airport codes: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Bob Hope Airport, Burbank (BUR), Ontario Airport (ONT), Long Beach Airport, (LGB), John Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA)
Time zone: Pacific Time Zone, GMT -8
Economy: Los Angeles’ economy is based in international trade, the entertainment industry, aerospace technology, tourism, manufacturing, and shipping.
Colleges and Universities: University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Southern California (USC), Loyola Marymount University (LMU), California State University of Los Angeles(CSULA), California State University Northridge (CSUN), Occidental College (OXY)