Los Angeles, well known by its initials LA, with its estimated population of four million, is the most inhabited city in the state and the second most populated city in the country. Los Angeles is also considered as a center of the west coast. For many people worldwide, LA is associated with its famous neighborhood Hollywood, home to the American film industry, which was incorporated as a municipality in 1903. Hollywood has the most recognizable film industry in the world, and as a neighborhood, Hollywood is a dream destination for many people even not working in the film industry.
The Pacific Ocean borders Los Angeles on one side, and there are mountains over 10,000 (3,000 meters) feet on the other side, making it a geographically diverse city.
LA is demographically diverse, with the majority 49,8% of whites, 9,6% African Americans, 0,7% Native Americans, 11% of Asians, 0,1% Pacific Islanders 23,8 other races, and 4,6% from two or more races.
Hispanics or Latinos of any race make 48,5% of the population. There are 224 different identified languages spoken in Los Angeles.
Christianity is the prominent religion in the city, and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles is a leader of the largest archdiocese in the United States.
By the financial center, LA is the sixth most competitive center in the United States and 19th in the world. The Economy of Los Angeles is based on the income from industries such as television, motion pictures, music industry, video games, aerospace, technology, fashion, apparel, petroleum, and tourism. The Los Angeles Metropolitan area is the third-largest economic metropolitan area in the world.
Major film studios reside in Los Angeles, so filmmakers from all around the globe gather in LA. Besides, many people gather here annually as Los Angeles hosts the most exciting annual Academy Awards, and other award shows such as Grammy Awards and the Primetime Emmy Awards. Los Angeles is also home to the oldest film school in the United States – USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Los Angeles, with its 841 museums and art galleries, has more museums per capita than any other city in the world and Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the western United States,
The city is a popular destination among LGBT communities since the state of California legalized same-sex activity in 1976 and has been one of the most liberal states regarding LGBT rights since then. The Same-sex marriage had also been authorized in the state in 2008.
The city has also been experiencing a rising toward plant-based eating, so there are more and more vegan cafes opening up in LA and different vegan communities establishing in the city.