Los Angeles

a city in southern California; motion picture capital of the world; most populous city of California and second largest in the United States (Freq. 11)
Syn: ↑City of the Angels
Instance Hypernyms: ↑city, ↑metropolis, ↑urban center, ↑port of entry, ↑point of entry
Part Holonyms: ↑California, ↑Golden State, ↑CA, ↑Calif.
Part Meronyms: ↑Santa Catalina, ↑Catalina Island

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Los Angeles [Los Angeles] (also infml LA ; )
the second largest city in the US and the largest in ↑California, with about 9 million people. Its area covers 34 000 square miles (more than 88 000 square kilometres) in the southern part of the state on the Pacific coast, and is connected by the world’s largest road system. The city is famous for ↑Hollywood and ↑Beverly Hills and its tourist attractions include ↑Sunset Boulevard, the ↑Hollywood Bowl, ↑Universal Pictures and ↑Rodeo Drive. Los Angeles is one of the busiest US ports and is an important industrial centre. The US captured the town from the Mexicans in 1846, and oil was discovered there at the end of the 19th century. Americans think of Los Angeles as an exciting city with many opportunities. But it is also seen as a dangerous place because of its ↑earthquakes, ↑pollution, traffic problems and ↑race riots (= violent conflicts between people of different races). See also King, See also UCLA.
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