City of Los Angeles
The City of Los Angeles is the second most populous city in the nation with a 2012 population of 3,825,297. With an area of 470 square miles, Los Angeles is located in the southern part of the State of California and is the principal city of a metropolitan region that stretches from the City of Ventura to the north, to the City of San Clemente to the south, and to the City of San Bernardino to the east.
The City, together with the metropolitan region, has continued to experience growth in population and in economic diversity. Major industries that significantly contribute to local employment include international and wholesale trade, construction, real estate, logistics, tourism and hospitality, higher education, professional and business services. The entertainment industry, such as recording, gaming, television and motion picture, is also a major source of employment and a leading producer of content for various media outlets.
Source: CAFR - the City of Los Angeles