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Los Angeles County, California

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Los Angeles County, officially the County of Los Angeles (Spanish: Condado de Los Ángeles),[7] and sometimes abbreviated as L.A. County, is the most populous county in the United States, with 9,861,224 residents estimated in 2022.[4] Its population is greater than that of 40 individual U.S. states. Comprising 88 incorporated cities and many unincorporated areas within a total area of 4,083 square miles (10,570 km2), it is home to more than a quarter of Californians and is one of the most ethnically diverse U.S. counties.[8] The county's seat, Los Angeles, is the second most populous city in the United States, with about 3.9 million residents. Being the home of the U.S. motion-picture industry, since its inception in the early 20th century, has given the county global prominence.

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Los Angeles County
County of Los Angeles
Los Angeles skyline
Images, from top down, left to right: Downtown Los Angeles in June 2019; Venice, Los Angeles during sunset; Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills; satellite picture of Santa Catalina Island; the Santa Monica Pier; Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve; and the Hollywood Sign
Flag of Los Angeles County
"L.A. County"
Interactive map of Los Angeles County
Location in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 34°3′N 118°15′W
CountryUnited States
RegionSouthern California
Metro areaGreater Los Angeles
FormedFebruary 18, 1850[1]
County seatLos Angeles
Largest cityLos Angeles
Incorporated cities88
  BodyBoard of Supervisors
  ChairJanice Hahn (D)
  Chair Pro TemLindsey Horvath (D)
  Board of Supervisors
  Chief Executive OfficerFesia Davenport
  Total4,751 sq mi (12,310 km2)
  Land4,058 sq mi (10,510 km2)
  Water693 sq mi (1,790 km2)
Highest elevation10,068 ft (3,069 m)
Lowest elevation0 ft (0 m)
  Total9,861,224 Decrease[4]
  Density2,430/sq mi (940/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific Time Zone)
  Summer (DST)UTC−7 (Pacific Daylight Time)
ZIP Codes
90xxx–918xx, 92397, 92821, 92823, 93243, 935xx[5]
Area codes213/323, 310/424, 442/760, 562, 626, 657/714, 661, 747/818, 840/909
FIPS code06-037
GNIS feature ID277283
GDP$712 billion[6] · 1st
Congressional districts23rd, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st, 32nd, 34th, 35th, 36th, 37th, 38th, 42nd, 43rd, 44th, 45th