Los Angeles officially the City
of Los Angeles, often known by its initials L.A., is the most
populous city in the U.S. state of California and the second-most populous in
the United States, after New York City, with a population at the 2010 United
States Census of 3,792,621. It has an area of 469 square miles (1,215 km),
and is located in Southern California.
The city is the focal point of the larger Los Angeles–Long
Beach–Santa Ana metropolitan statistical area and Greater Los Angeles Area