Los Angeles is the most populous city in California and the second most populous in the United States, after New York City.
The city is divided into over 80 districts and neighborhoods, many of which were incorporated places or communities that were annexed by the city. There are also several independent cities around Los Angeles, but they are popularly grouped with the city of Los Angeles, either due to being completely engulfed as enclaves by Los Angeles, or lying within its immediate vicinity. Generally, the city is divided into the following areas: Downtown Los Angeles, The Eastside and Northeast Los Angeles, South Los Angeles (still often colloquially referred to as South Central by locals), the Harbor Area, Greater Hollywood, Wilshire, the Westside and the San Fernando and Crescenta Valleys.
The city has a Mediterranean climate or subtropical zone. Generally the climate is mild and dry in all seasons, with 325 days of sunshine a year. Pacific Ocean breezes tend to keep to the coastal communities of Los Angeles cooler in summer and warm in winter, the inland, in the summer may be differences in temperature to 10 ° C between each other.
Los Angeles is prone to earthquakes due to its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire. Geologic instability produces a number of failures above and below the earth's surface, which generate approximately 10,000 seismic tremors every year.
Important landmarks in Los Angeles include Walt Disney Concert Hall, Kodak Theatre, Griffith Observatory, Getty Center, Getty Villa, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Boulevard, Capitol Records Tower, Los Angeles City Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Theme Building, Watts Towers, Randy's Donuts, Staples Center, Dodger Stadium, and La Placita Olvera/Olvera Street. Downtown Los Angeles is quickly becoming a landmark of itself, with development of billion dollar projects such as Wilshire Grand Tower I, rivaling the prominence of places such as Times Square.
Los Ángeles es la sede de Los Angeles Dodgers de las Grandes Ligas de Béisbol, Los Angeles Kings de la Liga Nacional de Hockey, Los Angeles Clippers y Los Angeles Lakers de la National Basketball Association, Los Angeles Sparks de la WNBA, Los Ángeles Galaxy y el Club Deportivo Chivas USA (ambas tienen sus sedes en Carson) de la Major League Soccer.