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Megacities - Los Angeles
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Los Angeles, formally known as the City of Los Angeles is the third largest city in the world, just behind New York and Tokyo. In 2014 the population of Los Angeles metropolitan area was 12.8 million but in the CSA ( Combined Statistical Area ) it was 17.7 million.The 17.7 million people cover over 5 counties, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside and Venture. Per square kilometer there is 2,910 people, due to this it is the most densely populated city in America. The population is growing at about 1 million people every decade. In 2050 the population is estimated to be 3.5 million more than it already is - 16.3 million people in the metropolitan area and 21.2 million people in the CSA. Although the city has been growing at a rapid rate over centuries it has actually been growing at a slower rate over the past decade. It is expected to grow at a slower pace in the future, around 1% every year.
There are lots of things that attract people to Los Angeles for tourism, these include
LA isn't in the slightest what it is perceived to be on TV. There are lots of problems with Los Angeles these include
The terrible air pollution caused by all of the cars traveling places
The traffic congestion caused by most of the population owning cars
There is a very high crime rate. In 2012 the crime rate was 274 percent but it is gradually getting lower over the years.
There is not enough public transport to accommodate the amount of people living in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is near a fault line so earthquakes are quite common
There are lots of homeless people living on the streets
Los Angeles is located on the South coast of California, USA
The marvelous beaches and the sunny weather attract lots of people. No matter how old someone is they will always enjoy the sunny beaches of Los Angeles.
There are also some things that attract people to live in Los Angeles, these include
The walk of fame located in Hollywood Boulevard is a main attraction for TV and film lovers. It is also a very iconic sight in Los Angeles.
Disneyland is one of Los Angeles biggest attractions. It attracts many thrill seekers and Disney fans. It also attracts many families as it is a fun place for kids to spend time.
Universal studios is also a big attraction of TV and movie lovers and thrill seekers. The park includes lots of rides and a museum about the Universal movies.
In Los Angeles there are six very good universities that attract lots of teenagers. These universities include the Loyola Marymount University and University of California. The universities are of a very high standard and the students obtain high results.
Hollywood, Los Angeles is known for producing world renowned singers and actors. Many people move here to start off their performing arts careers. It is also the home of many producers and casting agents.
Many young people also move to Los Angeles for the excitement. Los Angeles is a very young city, filled with people trying to find their big break. The excitement of this attracts many young people.
Los Angeles it's self is not a Megacity but the Los Angeles-Long beach- Santa Ana area also known as Los Angeles Combined Statistical Area is. It is the combination of 5 counties and stretches over a large amount of space.
This graph shows how the population of Los Angels CSA and how it grown in 110 years
On September 4th, 1781 a group of 11 Mexican families settled near a river. As they were the first people to settle there they named the land El Pueblo Sobre el Rio de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles del Río de Porciúncula, later shortened to Los Angeles. This was the foundation of LA. Los Angeles had a major population boost when gold was found in 1842. This meant that miners from neighbouring cities slowly came to find gold and the small city of Los Angeles slowly grew. Not long after this a rail way stretching from Los Angeles to Chicago was built. This also brought a lot of people to Los Angeles and the surrounding cities. Over the years a strong economic base was formed with all of the oil and gold found, tourism formed and TV shows and movies were filmed. Due to this LA was and is always expanding.
LA in 1909
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This is a picture of LA from space. It briefly shows the population distribution in 2014