Los Angeles (English: Los Angeles, Spanish: Los Ángeles) is a city in California, United States. The largest city in the state and one of the largest cities in North America. It is the second most populous city in the United States after New York.
Los Angeles is in Los Angeles County. The county also includes Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Long Beach. The county has an area of 12,308 km² and a population of approximately 9.76 million. There are Hollywood and Valley in the city.
As of October 1, 2003, there were 29,809 Japanese staying in Los Angeles (permanent residents and long-term residents of 3 months or more who had notified the Consulate General of Japan), with New York at the top (49,748). people), the second highest. As of October 1, 2011, there are a total of 70,629 Japanese residents in Los Angeles County and Orange County. In addition, it is assumed that there are many residents who have not registered.
It was rated as the 8th largest city in the world in the 2017 global city rankings released by an American think tank. It is the second largest city in the United States after New York. In 2014, the city's economic scale (GDP) was the third largest in the world after Tokyo and New York.
By the way, the "Los Angeles Region" in the regional allocation of the United States Census Bureau includes 19 counties in southern California including the above five counties and the state of Hawaii. It also included Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska.
"Los Angeles" is pronounced like [lɔːs ˈændʒələs] (Lo San Jaras) or [lɔːs ˈændʒəliːz] (Lo San Jarries). In Japanese, government agencies such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs call it ``Los Angeles'', but it is also expressed as ``Los Angeles'', ``Los Angeles'', and ``Los Angeles''.
The city name "Los Angeles" is pronounced as [los ˈaŋxeles] in Spanish and means "angels" (English: the angels). In 1781, the people who settled the land named the town El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula (our Lady, the city of the Queen of the Angels of Porziuncola), a contraction of it. . "Queen of Angels" means the Virgin Mary. Porziuncola is a Franciscan sanctuary in Assisi, Italy.
Abbreviated as LA (English: [ɛlˈeɪ] Elei). In Japan, it is often abbreviated as los, but ``los'' is a definite article in Spanish and is not understood outside of Japan. Also in Japan in the 1980s, there was a "loss allegation" and media reports continued to be torrential rains, and loss, which means loss, etc., sounds the same. Since the 1990s, the abbreviation of "LA" has spread.
In the 19th century, it was transliterated into Chinese and written as 'Luosho Shiri'. In response to this, in 1894, a Japanese named Gishichi Funabashi, who lived in Los Angeles and was good at Chinese poetry, proposed that the name be abbreviated to 'Rafu' and used in Japanese society. The Rafu Shimpo, a Japanese-language newspaper first published in 1903, is the largest Japanese-language newspaper in the United States, and is still highly recognized among Nikkei and residents.
City Flower: Bird of Paradise Flower
City tree: Coral tree
Los Angeles is located in southern California, facing the Pacific Ocean to the west. A vast plain spreads out, but it is large.