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Los Angeles, City of Angels

Los Angeles County has the world’s 18th largest economy.

The Los Angeles area is a mega-city of 14.8 million people.

A magnitude 7 earthquake generated by a fault under Los Angeles would kill 7,000 to 18,000 people.

Residents spend, on average, four days a year stuck in traffic.

LA’s technology industries have four times the gross domestic product and diversity of Silicon Valley.

It was the joint birthplace of the internet, with the first transmission sent from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1969.

Los Angeles has hosted the Olympic Games twice: in 1932 and 1984.

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