Los Angeles is a major city in Southern California. The city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, celebrity culture, traffic and the film and television industry. The economy of Los Angeles is driven by international trade, entertainment (television, motion pictures, video games, recorded music), aerospace, technology, petroleum, fashion, apparel and tourism. Los Angeles is also the largest manufacturing center in the western United States. The contiguous ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach together comprise the fifth-busiest port in the world and the most significant port in the Western Hemisphere. Los Angeles is often billed as the “Creative Capital of the World,” due to the fact that one in every six of its residents works in a creative industry and that there are more artists, writers, filmmakers, actors, dancers and musicians living and working in Los Angeles than any other city at any time in the history.
Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the United States, after New York City, and the most populous city in California.