About Los Angeles
Los Angeles is the second largest city in USA with a population of 3.8 million, it is situated in Southern California, with a Mediterranean climate, set in a large coastal basin on the Pacific coast. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1811 following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, thereby becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood. The city is built on a grid system apart from the more mountainous areas. Many of the roads that run through the city are very long Foothill Boulevard is over 60 miles (97 km) long. Los Angeles is known for Hollywood and Los Angeles is often billed as the "Creative Capital of the World", due to the fact that 1 in 6 of its residents works in a creative industry.