Los Angeles (USA)

Los Angeles was founded in the year 1781 by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula ("The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of Porciúncula"). It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following its independence from Spain. In 1848 at the end of the Mexican-American War, Los Angeles and California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and thus became part of the United States, and Mexico retained the territory of Baja California. It was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850 - five months before California achieved statehood.

Los Angeles is one of the world's most prominent centers of culture, technology, and international trade. It is home to renowned institutions covering a broad range of professional and cultural fields. The city and its immediate vicinity lead the world in producing popular entertainment - such as motion picture, television, video games and recorded music - which forms the base of Los Angeles' international fame and global status.

The twenty closest neighbours in the database:

Getty Center (21 km), Las Vegas (USA) (368 km), San Francisco (USA) (559 km), Yellowstone National Park (1,347 km), Vancouver (Canada) (1,736 km), Bandera (USA) (1,869 km), Calgary Heritage Park (1,912 km), Banff (Canada) (1,916 km), Calgary Stampede 2010 (1,918 km), Calgary (Canada) (1,919 km), San Antonio (USA) (1,932 km), Austin (USA) (1,972 km), Houston (USA) (2,207 km), Galveston (USA) (2,273 km), St. Louis (USA) (2,552 km), Chicago (USA) (2,803 km), Milwaukee (USA) (2,803 km), The Art Institute of Chicago (2,804 km), Atlanta (USA) (3,110 km), Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village (3,170 km)

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