Record ID: 133

Site Name

Los Angeles


Seaport - American


city (1990 pop. 3,485,398; 2000 pop. 3,694,820), (cap.) Los Angeles co., S Calif., bounding Pacific Ocean in 3 places, at Pacific Palisades c.15 miles W of downtown, at Venice 12 miles SW of downtown, and at San Pedro (Long Beach area) 20 miles S of downtown; 34�07'N 118�25'W. Drained by Los Angeles R., a large concrete flood control channel that can swell into a raging torrent during Pacific storms. A port of entry on the Pacific coast, with a fine harbor at San Pedro Bay, it is the 2d largest U.S. city in pop. and 7th largest in area� Los Angeles Harbor and Long Beach Harbor, together, are Los Angeles�s port, part in City of Long Beach and part in Los Angeles (the 2 cities adjoin each other). Los Angeles has one of the busiest ports in the U.S.; roughly half of its commerce is foreign�