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Los Angeles, CA

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Founded: 1850 Population: 3,792,621 Time Zone: -8
Latitude: 34.03 N Longitude: 118.25 W Altitude: 281 ft
Average High: 75.6 Average Low: 56.6 Annual Precipitation: 15.14

 

Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels") was founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of the river of Porziuncola). It became a part of Mexico in 1821, after Mexico and the representatives of the Spanish Crown signed the "Treaty of Córdoba", which recognized the independence of Mexico under the terms of the "Plan of Iguala". In 1848, at the end of the Mexican-American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, thereby becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California became the 31st state on September 9, 1850.


  U.S. Census Quick Facts about Los Angeles, CA.

  2010 U.S. Census Demographic Profile about Los Angeles, CA.

 


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