Los Angeles is the largest city in California. It is also the second-largest urban area. Los Angeles is located in the southern part of the state on shores of Pacific Ocean.
The city's phenomenal growth was brought about by its favourable climate, which attracted people from across the country. The development of its citrus-fruit industry; the discovery of oil in the area during the early 1890s; the development of its man-made harbor—(it's port is one of the busiest in the United States)—and the growth of the motion picture industry in the early 20th century, are some of the things synonymous to Los Angeles today.
Los Angeles is a major hub of shipping, manufacturing, industry, and finance, and is world-renowned in the entertainment and communications fields. It is a favorite vacation destination and attracts millions of tourists to the area each year from all over the world. Los Angeles County is the nation's largest manufacturing center, and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are second only to New York as the largest customs district in the United States.