The largest major manufacturing center in the United States is Los Angeles, employing 500,000 workers in manufacturing activities during the year 2003. Following apparel, steel fabrication is the second largest industry in manufacturing. Only Detroit manufactures more automobiles than the Los Angeles area, yet the city of Los Angeles has more cars per capita than any other city in the world. Film, television, and music production, are the most popular form of entertainment, giving the city worldwide attention and making Los Angeles a major tourist destination. Tourism employs more than 468,000 people in the metropolitan area.
Los Angeles is globally known for its world-class premium shopping with stores to favor every taste and budget at many different venues including the famous Rodeo Drive.
- Population: 3,819,702
- Industries: Entertainment, Tourism, Steel Fabrication, Manufacturing, Apparel, Banking
- Area Codes: 310, 213, 818, 323
- ZIP Codes: 90001, 90002, 90003, 90004, 90005, 90006
- Surrounding Cities: Whitney, Vermont, Thornwall, Richmond, Republic, Olympia, Mutual, Lafayette, Hollywood, Drexel, Adama, Bell, Huntington Park, South Gate, Angelus, Capitol, Albany