Did you know that there
are more than 225 movies made about Los Angeles, California's
largest city and know by its shorter name LA.
The city of Los Angeles is
the entertainment capital of the world, a cultural mecca boasting
more than 300 museums, and a paradise of good weather. From
tourist attractions like the Walk of Fames collection of
stars (numbering 2,310, and growing by one or two a month) Los
Angeles is the place to see. It is the only city in the world to
have hosted the Summer Olympics twice.
Los Angeles spans a widely
diverse geographic area. Primarily a desert basin, the area is
surrounded by the San Gabriel Mountain range and divided by the
Santa Monica Mountains. Los Angeles County has 81 miles of
coastline and altitudes ranging from 9 feet below sea level at
Wilmington to 10,080 feet above sea level atop Mt. San Antonio.
Area rivers include the Los Angeles, Rio Hondo and San Gabriel