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Encyclopedia > Southern California
Downtown Los Angeles Skyline
Downtown Los Angeles Skyline

Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal or the South Land, is an informal name for the megalopolis and nearby desert that occupies the southernmost quarter of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people, and is the nation's second most populated region, behind only the BosWash Region in the Eastern United States. Counties usually associated with Southern California are Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Imperial, and in some cases Santa Barbara. There are no clear, exact boundaries for this area; instead, residents rely on physical features to establish the boundary. On the west is the Pacific Ocean; to the south is the international border between the United States and Mexico; to the east are the Mojave and Colorado Deserts and the Colorado River at the state's border with Arizona and Nevada. To the north is the Tehachapi Mountain range, located about 70 miles north of Los Angeles, which separates the region from the rest of the state. Adding to the confusion over the northern border is the issue of just how many sections California is actually to be broken up into. For those supporting only two divisions, North and South, the border would shift a bit more northward. Yet for those supporting three sections, which would include a center section known as Central California, the border tends to get shifted a bit more southward. For another point of view on the northern border see the discussion about the southern border of Northern California. The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... Bajalta California is the urban complex straddling the United States-Mexico border at the Pacific Ocean. ... Download high resolution version (1200x715, 217 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1200x715, 217 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A colloquialism is an informal expression, that is, an expression not used in formal speech or writing. ... A megalopolis is defined as an extensive metropolitan area or a long chain of continuous metropolitan areas. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... “San Diego” redirects here. ... The BosWash or Bosnywash or Boshington or Northeast Corridor or simply Northeast megalopolis is the name for a group of metropolitan areas in the northeastern United States, extending from Boston, Massachusetts, to Washington, D.C., including Providence, Rhode Island; Hartford and New Haven and Stamford, Connecticut; New York, New York... Red shows states east of the Mississippi River, pink shows states not fully eastern or western The U.S. Eastern states are the states east of the Mississippi River. ... Map of California showing Los Angeles County. ... Ventura County is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area, located on Californias Pacific coast. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... Riverside County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of California, stretching from Orange County to the Colorado River, which is the border with Arizona. ... San Bernardino County is the largest county in the United States by area, containing more land than 9 states. ... San Diego County is a county located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of California, along the border with Mexico. ... Imperial County is a county located in the far southeast of California, on the border with Arizona and Mexico, in the Imperial Valley. ... Santa Barbara County is a county located on the Pacific coast of Southern California, in the state of California, just west of Ventura County. ... The international border between Mexico and the United States runs a total of 3,141 km (1,951 miles) from San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Baja California, in the west to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, and Brownsville, Texas, in the east. ... For the indigenous American tribe, see Mohave. ... The Colorado Desert (yellow) showing Joshua Tree National Park The Colorado Desert is a large arid depression in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of California and the northeastern portion of the Mexican state of Baja California. ... The Colorado River from the bottom of Marble Canyon, in the Upper Grand Canyon Colorado River in the Grand Canyon from Desert View The Colorado River from Laughlin Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona The Colorado River is... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... Tehachapi Mountains The Tehachapi Mountains are a short transverse range in southern California in the United States, running SW-NE to connect the Coast Ranges on the west with the southern end of the Sierra Nevada mountains on the east. ... Central California can refer to one of several divisions or regions of the U.S state of California: The state is sometimes described as being in three main sections: Northern California (the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento Valley northward), Southern California (south of the Tehachapis), and Central California (the... Northern California, sometimes referred to as NorCal, is the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. ...

Southern California
Southern California
The famous Hollywood sign, a symbol of the city's world famous entertainment culture
The famous Hollywood sign, a symbol of the city's world famous entertainment culture
Many Major Companies are Headquartered in Southern California, particularly Los Angeles.

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Significance

Within its boundaries is a world city, Los Angeles, and three of the country's largest metropolitan areas.[1] [citation needed] Its counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, and Riverside are in the top 15 most populous counties in the United States. The region is also home to Los Angeles International Airport, the third-busiest airport in the United States by passenger volume,[2] and the 2nd by international passenger volume,[3] Van Nuys Airport, the world's busiest general aviation airport, Ontario International Airport, John Wayne International Airport, and San Diego International Airport. Southern California is also home to the Port of Los Angeles, the United States' busiest commercial port, and the adjacent Port of Long Beach. Also of note in the region is the Los Angeles Freeway System, the world's busiest. Six of the seven lines of the commuter rail system, Metrolink, run out of Downtown Los Angeles, connecting Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, and San Diego Counties with the other line connecting San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange counties directly, the nation's first suburb-to-suburb commuter rail line. “World city” redirects here. ... This page lists the 100 largest metropolitan areas of the world, ranked by population. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is the most populous county in the United States. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... San Diego County is a county located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of the U.S. state of California, along its border with Mexico. ... San Bernardino County is the largest county in the contiguous United States by area, containing more land than each of nine states. ... Riverside County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of California, stretching from Orange County to the Colorado River, which is the border with Arizona. ... Runway layout at LAX “LAX” redirects here. ... Van Nuys Airport (IATA: VNY,ICAO: KVNY) is a public airport located in Van Nuys, California in the San Fernando Valley, within the Los Angeles city limits. ... General aviation (abbr. ... Runway layout at ONT Ontario International Airport (IATA: ONT, ICAO: KONT, FAA LID: ONT) is a public airport located two miles (3 km) east of the central business district (CBD) of Ontario, a city in San Bernardino County, California, USA. The airport covers 1,700 acres and has two runways. ... John Wayne-Orange County Airport (IATA Airport Code SNA) is located in Orange County, California, between the cities of Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and Irvine. ... FAA diagram of San Diego International Airport San Diego International Airport (IATA: SAN, ICAO: KSAN, FAA LID: SAN), also known as Lindbergh Field, is located in San Diego, California. ... General Information Founded December 9, 1907 Coordinates  - Latitude  - Longitude 33º4239 N 118º1459 W Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 7500 acres 4200 acres 3300 acres Available Berths 270 Vessel Arrivals 2,813 (FY 2004) Annual container volume 7. ... The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest seaport in the United States and the tenth busiest port in the world. ... Along with beaches, palm trees, and movie studios, the freeway is one of Southern Californias trademarks. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... Map of St. ... Skyline of downtown Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, located close to the geographic center of the metropolitan area. ... Ventura County . ...


The Tech Coast is a moniker that has gained use as a descriptor for the region's diversified technology and industrial base as well as its multitude of research universities and other public and private R&D institutions such as five University of California campuses (Los Angeles (UCLA), Irvine, Riverside, Santa Barbara, and San Diego (UCSD) campuses), eleven California State University campuses (Bakersfield, Channel Islands, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Pomona, Northridge (CSUN), San Bernardino, San Diego (SDSU), San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly), and San Marcos campuses), as well as prestigious private institutions such as the University of Southern California (USC), the University of San Diego (USD), Loyola Marymount University (LMU), Chapman University, the Claremont Colleges (Claremont McKenna, Pomona, Pitzer, Scripps, Harvey Mudd, and the Keck and Claremont Graduate Universities), Pepperdine University, and Cal Tech. Tech Coast is the nickname given to the Southern California region extending from Santa Barbara in the north to San Diego in the south. ... Berkeley Davis Irvine Los Angeles Merced San Diego Santa Barbara Santa Cruz UC Office of the President in Oakland The University of California (UC) is a public university system in the state of California. ... The University of California, Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... The University of California, Irvine is a public research university primarily situated in suburban Irvine, California, USA; a significant portion of the campus falls into the neighboring community of Newport Beach. ... The University of California, Riverside, commonly known as UCR or UC Riverside, is a public, coeducational university and one of ten campuses of the University of California. ... The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is a coeducational public university located on the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara County, California, USA. It is one out of 10 campuses of the University of California. ... The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD, or sometimes UC San Diego) is a public, coeducational research university located in La Jolla, a seaside resort community of San Diego, California. ... The California State University (CSU) is one of three public higher education systems in the state of California, the other two being the University of California system and the California Community College System. ... California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), also called CSU Bakersfield and/or Cal State Bakersfield, is a public university located in Bakersfield, California, was founded in 1965. ... California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI) is located in Camarillo, California, in Californias Ventura County. ... California State University, Fullerton, commonly known as CSUF, CSU Fullerton, or Cal State Fullerton, is a part of the California State University system. ... California State University, Long Beach (also known as Long Beach State, Cal State Long Beach, CSULB, LBSU or The Beach) is the second largest campus of the California State University system and the third largest university in the state of California in terms of enrollment. ... California State University, Los Angeles (also known as Cal State L.A., CSULA, or CSLA) is a public university, part of the California State University system. ... The old Kellogg horse stable, now used for offices This article is about the university in Pomona, California. ... California State University, Northridge (also known as CSUN, Cal State Northridge, or C-Sun) is a public university in the San Fernando Valley, within the city limits of Los Angeles, California, USA. Part of the California State University system, CSUN was founded in 1958 as San Fernando Valley State College... View of campus with San Bernardino Mountains on the background. ... San Diego State University (SDSU), founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, is the largest and oldest higher education facility in the greater San Diego area (generally the City and County of San Diego), and is part of the California State University system. ... California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (also known as Cal Poly) is located in San Luis Obispo, California. ... California State University San Marcos (also CSUSM or Cal State San Marcos) is a campus of the California State University (CSU) system located in San Marcos, California, a suburban town in north San Diego County. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... The University of San Diego, frequently referred to as USD, is a Catholic university in San Diego, California. ... Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is a comprehensive co-educational private Roman Catholic Jesuit university in Los Angeles, California, USA. The University is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and one of five Marymount institutions of higher education. ... Chapman University is a private, nonprofit university located in the city of Orange in Orange County, California, USA. // The mission of Chapman University is to provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens. ... The Claremont Colleges are a consortium of seven schools of higher education located in Claremont, California. ... Pepperdine University is a private institution of higher learning affiliated with the Church of Christ. ... The California Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Caltech)[1] is a private, coeducational research university located in Pasadena, California, in the United States. ...


Southern California is the entertainment (motion picture, television, and recorded music) capital of the world and is home to Hollywood, the motion picture industry center. Headquartered in Southern California are The Walt Disney Company (which also owns ABC), Sony Pictures, Universal, MGM, Paramount Pictures (parent company of Dreamworks), 20th Century Fox and Warner Brothers, and as well as Univision, Activision, and THQ. American cinema has had a profound effect on cinema across the world since the early 20th century. ... The United States is home to a wide array of regional styles and scenes. ... “Hollywood” redirects here. ... “Disney” redirects here. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is the television and film production unit of Japan-based corporate giant Sony. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... This article is about the film studio. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... Warner Bros. ... Univision is a Spanish-language television network in the United States. ... Activision, Inc. ... THQ Inc. ...


Besides the entertainment industry, Southern California is also home to a huge surf and skateboard culture. Companies such as Volcom, Quicksilver, Lost Enterprises, Sector 9[4], RVCA, and Surfline[5] are all headquartered here. Pro skateboarder Tony Hawk, pro surfers Rob Machado, Tom Curran, Pat O'Connell, Dane Reynolds, and Chris Ward, as well as pro snowboarder Shaun White live in Southern California. Some of the world's legendary surf spots are here, including Trestles, Rincon, The Wedge, Huntington Beach, and Malibu, and it is second only to the island of Oahu in terms of famous surf breaks. Brand name skate parks including the Vans Skate Park in Orange, the Etnies Park in Lake Forest, and the YMCA Skate Park in Encinitas are in Southern California. Some of the world's biggest extreme sports events including the X Games, Boost Mobile Pro, and the US Open of Surfing are all in Southern California.[verification needed] Volcom is a clothing manufacturer. ... Quicksilver is a common name for the chemical element mercury, literally meaning living silver based on its appearance and its unusual liquidity at room temperature. ... RVCA is a clothing company (or label) with a contemporary art focus. ... This article is about the American skateboarder. ... АRobert Edward Machado (better known simply as Rob Machado) (b. ... Shaun Roger White (born September 3, 1986 in Carlsbad, California), is an American athlete. ... A trestle is a bridge that consists of a number of short spans, supported by splayed vertical elements and is usually for railroad use. ... Rincon (Spanish, angle or corner) is a surf spot located at the Ventura and Santa Barbara County line in Southern California, USA. Also known as the Queen of the Coast, Rincon is one of the most recognized surf spots in California and known around the world for its long, peeling... The Wedge The Wedge is a world-famous bodysurfing spot located at the extreme south end of the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, California. ... Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in southern California. ... Location of Malibu in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1991-03-28 [2] Government  - Mayor Ken Kearsley [1] Area  - City  100. ... OÊ»ahu (usually Oahu outside Hawaiian and Hawaiian English), the Gathering Place, is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands and most populous island in the State of HawaiÊ»i. ... ESPN X Games logo The X Games is an annual multi-sport event with a focus on action sports. ...


Southern California is also home to the world's largest adult entertainment industry, located primarily in the San Fernando Valley. More than 85% of adult film and video production in North America takes place in Southern California. Porn redirects here. ... San Fernando Valley from its southwestern edge. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...


Southern California is home to Fox Sports Net. From high school sports to professional, SoCal numbers many successful sports franchises. Teams located in the region include the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Galaxy, Chivas USA, Los Angeles Riptide, and San Diego Chargers. Southern California also hosts a number of popular NCAA sports programs, such as the UCLA Bruins, the USC Trojans, and the SDSU Aztecs. Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... “Clippers” redirects here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Anaheim Ducks are a professional ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Year founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Nickname The Galaxy, The Gs, Stadium Home Depot Center (HDC) Coach Frank Yallop Owner Philip Anschutz (AEG) First Game Los Angeles Galaxy 2–1 MetroStars (Rose Bowl; April 13, 1996) Largest Win Dallas Burn 1–8 Los Angeles Galaxy (Cotton Bowl; June... Year founded 2004 League Major League Soccer Nickname Chivas, Chivas USA, Goats, Goats USA, The Red-And-White Stadium The Home Depot Center Carson, CA Coach Preki Owner Jorge Vergara Madrigal Antonio Cué Shawn Hunter First Game Chivas USA 0–2 D.C. United (The Home Depot Center; April 2... The Los Angeles Riptide is a lacrosse team based in Carson, California. ... “Chargers” redirects here. ... The UCLA Bruins are the sports teams for University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). ... // USC athletics participates in the NCAA Division I-A Pacific Ten Conference and has won 106 total team national championships, 86 of which are NCAA National Championships. ... The SDSU Aztecs are the collegiate athletics and sports teams for San Diego State University (SDSU). ...


With inhabitants from all over the world, Southern California has pioneered many subcultures, including the hippie movement, and music movements such as skate punk, hardcore punk, and West Coast Rap with its gangster/"g-funk" style. The underground scene of Los Angeles is renowned and draws many artists. Record executives have their ears open for what is hip in the scene because they realize the influence L.A. has on the world's culture.[citation needed] Skate punk (also known as skatepunk, skate-punk, skate-thrash, surf punk, or skate-core) was originally a derivative of hardcore punk , so named because of its popularity among skateboarders, and the fact that many members of skate punk bands were themselves skaters. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... In the 1980s, hip hop music began to break into the mainstream of the United States. ...


Southern California is also known for its car culture. The concept of Hot Rodding had its roots in SoCal. The first organized drag racing event took place there and spread across the country. Lowriders, MiniTrucks, and Sport Compact tuning have all been popular with Southern California car lovers. Over the course of the 20th century, the automobile rapidly developed from an expensive technological wonder into the de facto standard for passanger transport. ... T-Bucket hot rod Hot rods are older, often historical, cars. ... Drag racing is a sport in which cars race down a track with a set distance as fast as possible. ... 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline Bomb from the Viejitos Car Club Orange County A lowrider is a car or truck which has had its suspension system modified (usually with hydraulic suspension) so that it rides as low to the ground as possible. ...


Many auto companies have also been stationed here. Toyota and Nissan may have been rooted here (though it's true for both companies about 85% of production and administration have gone to Japan, and their parent companies were Japanese). This article is about the automaker. ... Nissan Motor Co. ...


Northern boundary

Tehachapi Mountains

The region's northern boundary is subject to a broader degree of interpretation than those of the West, East, and South. The most commonly used "physical" boundary between Southern California and the rest of the state is the Tehachapi Mountain range, located about 70 miles north of Los Angeles. A less inclusive boundary is the San Gabriel Mountain range, located 10 to 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, but this boundary is generally not accepted because land north of the San Gabriel Mountain Range but south of the Tehachapi Mountain Range is largely inside Los Angeles County. Depending on which of the two mountain ranges is used for the northern boundary of the region, different communities/cities and counties are included in, or excluded from, the area called "Southern California". Tehachapi Mountains © 2004 Matthew Trump File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Tehachapi Mountains © 2004 Matthew Trump File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Tehachapi Mountains The Tehachapi Mountains are a short transverse range in southern California in the United States, running SW-NE to connect the Coast Ranges on the west with the southern end of the Sierra Nevada mountains on the east. ... The San Gabriel Mountains are located in northern Los Angeles County and western San Bernardino County, California, USA. The mountain range forms a barrier between the Greater Los Angeles Area and the Mojave Desert. ...

County Population (Jan 2007 estimate) Land Area (mi²) Density (per mi²)
San Bernardino County 2,028,013 20,105 100.9
Los Angeles County 10,331,939 4,061 2,544.2
Ventura County 825,512 1,846 447.2
San Diego County 3,098,269 4,200 737.7
Riverside County 2,031,625 7,207 281.9
Orange County 3,098,121 789 3,926.6
Imperial County 172,672 4,175 41.36
Southern California 21,586,151 42,383 509
  • Using the Tehachapi Mountain range as the key to a northern boundary, as well as the east-west trending Santa Ynez Mountain range, the southern parts of Santa Barbara and Kern Counties should be included. The city of Santa Barbara is widely held to be in Southern California, due to the mild climate and the westerward alignment of the coastline, but Bakersfield and most of Kern County are usually regarded as a part of the Central Valley.
City Population (2007 estimate)
Santa Barbara 89,456
Goleta, Santa Barbara County 30,169
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County 14,123
Summerland CDP, Santa Barbara County 1,545 (2000 Census)
Isla Vista CDP, Santa Barbara County 18,344 (2000 Census)
Mission Canyon CDP, Santa Barbara County 2,610 (2000 Census)
Toro Canyon CDP, Santa Barbara County 1,697 (2000 Census)
Hope Ranch, Santa Barbara County 2,200 (2000 Census)
Southern Coast of Santa Barbara County 170,144
Kern County 801,648
SoCal boundary disputed 971,792

Source : http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/ReportsPapers/Estimates/E1/documents/e-1press.pdf Los Angeles County is a county in California and is the most populous county in the United States. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... San Diego County is a county located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of the U.S. state of California, along its border with Mexico. ... San Bernardino County is the largest county in the contiguous United States by area, containing more land than each of nine states. ... Riverside County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of California, stretching from Orange County to the Colorado River, which is the border with Arizona. ... Ventura County is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area, located on Californias Pacific coast. ... Imperial County is a county located in the Imperial Valley, in the far southeast of the U.S. state of California, and borders both Arizona and Mexico. ... San Bernardino County is the largest county in the United States by area, containing more land than 9 states. ... Map of California showing Los Angeles County. ... Ventura County is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area, located on Californias Pacific coast. ... San Diego County is a county located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of California, along the border with Mexico. ... Riverside County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of California, stretching from Orange County to the Colorado River, which is the border with Arizona. ... Orange County is the name of several counties in the United States of America: Orange County, California: probably named for the city of Orange, California, which in turn may have been named after the orange groves that used to exist there. ... Imperial County is a county located in the far southeast of California, on the border with Arizona and Mexico, in the Imperial Valley. ... The Santa Ynez Mountains are a portion of the Transverse Ranges, part of the Pacific Coast Ranges of the west coast of North America, and are one of the northernmost mountain ranges in Southern California. ... Santa Barbara County is a county located on the Pacific coast of Southern California, in the state of California, just west of Ventura County. ... Kern County is a county located in the southern Central Valley of California. ... Nickname: Location in Santa Barbara County and the state of California Coordinates: , County Government  - Mayor Marty Blum Area  - City 111. ... Nickname: Location of Bakersfield, California Coordinates: , Country United States State California County Kern County Founded 1869 Government  - Mayor Harvey Hall Area  - City  131 sq mi (339. ... The California Central Valley Part of the Valley as seen from overhead A typical Central Valley scene at ground level The California Central Valley is a large, flat valley that dominates the central portion of the U.S. state of California. ... Nickname: Location in Santa Barbara County and the state of California Coordinates: , County Government  - Mayor Marty Blum Area  - City 111. ... Goleta is a city located in southern Santa Barbara County, California. ... Carpinteria is a city located in Santa Barbara County, California. ... Summerland can refer to two different things: The city Summerland, British Columbia Summerland, a 2004 novel by Michael Chabon Summerland, a television series ... Isla Vista is an unincorporated community in Santa Barbara County, California, United States. ... Mission Canyon is a census-designated place and an unincorporated suburb of Santa Barbara, California, in Santa Barbara County, United States. ... Toro Canyon is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Barbara County, California, United States. ... Hope Ranch is an upscale coastal community in Santa Barbara, California. ... Santa Barbara County is a county located on the Pacific coast of Southern California, in the state of California, just west of Ventura County. ... Kern County is a county located in the southern Central Valley of California. ...


Urban landscape

Southern California is in part a heavily developed urban environment, along with vast arid areas that have been left undeveloped. It is the second-largest urbanized region in the United States, second only to the Washington, D.C./Philadelphia/New York/Boston megalopolis (BosWash). Whereas the BosWash cities are dense, with major downtown populations and significant rail and transit systems, much of SoCal is famous for its large, spread-out, suburban communities and use of automobiles and highways. The dominant areas are Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County, each of which is the center of its respective metropolitan area, which are in turn composed of numerous other cities and communities. For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... “Boston” redirects here. ... The BosWash or Bosnywash or Boshington or Northeast Corridor or simply Northeast megalopolis is the name for a group of metropolitan areas in the northeastern United States, extending from Boston, Massachusetts, to Washington, D.C., including Providence, Rhode Island; Hartford and New Haven and Stamford, Connecticut; New York, New York... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... “San Diego” redirects here. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ...


Traveling south on Interstate 5, the main gap to continued urbanization is Camp Pendleton. The communities along Interstate 15 and Interstate 215 are so inter-related that Temecula has as much connection with San Diego County as it does with the Inland Empire. To the east, the United States Census Bureau considers the San Bernardino and Riverside County areas as a separate metropolitan area from Los Angeles County. While many commute to LA and Orange Counties, there are some differences in development, as most of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties was developed in the 1980s and 1990s. INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # Mexican Federal Highway 1/ Mexican Border CA 0 I-805 CA 1 I-15 CA 13 I-8 CA 20 I-805 CA 31 I-405 CA 94 I-605 CA 124 I-710 CA 130 I-10 CA 134 CA 135 I-405 CA 158... Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is near Oceanside, California. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 15 “I-15” redirects here. ... Interstate 215 (California) highlighted in red Interstate 215 (abbreviated I-215) in California is a 54. ... Temecula is a city in southwestern Riverside County, California, United States. ... The Inland Empire and its regions within The Inland Empire refers to the region in Southern California located in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in the United States. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

The Downtown Los Angeles skyline seen on an average hazy June Day, from the Santa Ana Freeway. At 1,018 feet, 73 Floors, The US Bank Tower stands as the West Coast's tallest since 1989.

Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 291 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 745 pixel, file size: 421 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The Downtown Los Angeles skyline seen on an average hazey June Day, from the Santa Ana Freeway. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 291 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 745 pixel, file size: 421 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The Downtown Los Angeles skyline seen on an average hazey June Day, from the Santa Ana Freeway. ... Skyline of downtown Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, located close to the geographic center of the metropolitan area. ... Southern California freeways The Santa Ana Freeway is one of the principal freeways in Southern California, connecting Los Angeles, California and its southeastern suburbs. ... The Crown of U.S. Bank Tower The U.S. Bank Tower is the tallest skyscraper in Downtown Los Angeles, California and the tallest west of the Mississippi. ... See: West Coast of the United States West Coast, New Zealand West Coast, Tasmania This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...

Regions

Major cities (over 200,000 inhabitants)

All population information is from the 2005 estimate of the State of California.[citation needed]

Downtown San Diego
Downtown San Diego

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 130 KB) Taken from http://pdphoto. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 130 KB) Taken from http://pdphoto. ... “Anaheim” redirects here. ... Location of Chula Vista within San Diego County, California. ... Nickname: Location of Glendale within Los Angeles County and the State of California. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles County Government  - Mayor Bob Foster Area  - City  65. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Nickname: Location in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Riverside Government  - Mayor Ron Loveridge Area  - City  78. ... “San Diego” redirects here. ... Location of Santa Ana within Orange County, California. ... San Bernardino is the county seat of San Bernardino County, California, United States. ...

Principal cities (over 100,000 inhabitants)

Ventura City Hall in Old Town Ventura
Ventura City Hall in Old Town Ventura
Downtown Santa Monica
Downtown Santa Monica

Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State California County Riverside Government  - Mayor Eugene Montanez Area  - City  35. ... Official website: http://ci. ... Location of Downey in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Founded 1800s Incorporated 1956 Government  - Type Council-Manager government  - City Council David R. Gafin Mario A. Guerra Rick Trejo (Mayor) Anne Marie Bayer Kirk Cartozian Area  - City  12. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1632x1224, 311 KB) Photographed and uploaded by user:Geographer. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1632x1224, 311 KB) Photographed and uploaded by user:Geographer. ... Image File history File links Santa_Monica_Downtown. ... Image File history File links Santa_Monica_Downtown. ... Welcome sign on Atlantic Boulevard East Los Angeles (often shortened to East L.A. or East Los or in Spanish El Este) is an unincorporated area in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Location of El Monte in the County of Los Angeles Country United States State California County Los Angeles County, California Government  - Mayor Ernest Gutierrez Area  - City  9. ... For the album by J.J. Cale and Eric Clapton, see The Road to Escondido Escondido is a city located in northern San Diego County, California just north of the city of San Diego. ... Location of Fontana in California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California County San Bernardino Incorporated (city) 1952-06-25 [2] Government  - Mayor Mark Nuaimi [1] Area  - City  36. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove Garden Grove is a city centrally located in northern Orange County, California, United States. ... Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in southern California. ... Nickname: Location of Inglewood in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Established 1888 Incorporated February 14, 1908 Government  - Mayor Roosevelt F. Dorn Area  - City  9. ... Location of Irvine within Orange County, California. ... Lancaster, California, USA, is the eighth-largest city in Los Angeles County and the 9th fastest growing city in the United States. ... Motto: People, Pride, Progress Location in Riverside County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State Counties Riverside Area  - City  51. ... Location of Norwalk in California and Los Angeles County Coordinates: Country United States State California County Los Angeles Incorporated 1957  - City Council Jesse M. Luera (mayor) Rick Ramirez Cheri Kelley Michael Mendez Gordon Stefenhagen Area    - City  9. ... Oceanside is the third largest city in San Diego County, California. ... Ontario is a city located in San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... Nickname: Motto: A Slice of Old Town Charm Location of Orange within Orange County, California. ... Nickname: Location in Ventura County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country United States State California County Ventura County Government  - Mayor Dr. Thomas E. Holden Area  - City  36. ... Motto: Aerospace Capital of America Location of Palmdale in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California County Los Angeles Government  - Mayor James C. Ledford Jr. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Location in Los Angeles County and the State of California Country State County Los Angeles County, California Government  - Mayor Norma Torres Area  - City 22. ... Rancho Cucamonga is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... San Bernardino is the county seat of San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... Location of Santa Clarita in California and Los Angeles County Coordinates: , Country United States State California County Los Angeles Incorporated December 15, 1987 Government  - Mayor Marsha McLean  - Mayor Pro-Tem Bob Kellar  - City Council Frank Ferry Laurene Weste TimBen Boydston  - City Manager Ken Pulskamp Area  - City  47. ... Simi Valley is an incorporated city located in the extreme southeast corner of Ventura County, California, bordering the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles in the Greater Los Angeles Area. ... Location of South Gate in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1923-01-20 [2] Government  - Mayor Bill De Witt [1] Area  - City  7. ... Location in Ventura County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Ventura Settled 1875 Incorporated September 29, 1964 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Andrew P. Fox  - City manager Scott Mitnick Area [1]  - City  55. ... Location of Torrance in the County of Los Angeles Country State County Los Angeles County, California Government  - Mayor Frank Scotto Area  - City 20. ... Coordinates: Country United States State California County Ventura Mayor Carl Morehouse Area    - City 84. ... Victorville is a city located in the Victor Valley of western San Bernardino County, California, USA. According to the U.S. Census Bureaus 2000 census, the city has a total population of 64,029. ... Location of West Covina in California and Los Angeles County Coordinates: Country United States State California County Los Angeles Incorporated February 17, 1923 Government  - Mayor Pro Tem Sherri Lane Area  - City  16. ...

Counties

South of the San Gabriel mountains
North of the San Gabriel mountains

Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura are also counties in the Central Coast. Imperial County is a county located in the Imperial Valley, in the far southeast of the U.S. state of California, and borders both Arizona and Mexico. ... San Diego County is a county located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of the U.S. state of California, along its border with Mexico. ... Riverside County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of California, stretching from Orange County to the Colorado River, which is the border with Arizona. ... Ventura County . ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is the most populous county in the United States. ... San Bernardino County is the largest county in the contiguous United States by area, containing more land than each of nine states. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is the most populous county in the United States. ... San Fernando Valley from its southwestern edge. ... Santa Clarita can refer to: Santa Clarita, California Santa Clarita Valley This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... San Bernardino County is the largest county in the contiguous United States by area, containing more land than each of nine states. ... For the indigenous American tribe, see Mohave. ... Santa Barbara County is a county located on the Pacific coast of the southern portion of the U.S. state of California, just west of Ventura County. ... San Luis Obispo County is a county located on the central Pacific coast of the U.S. state of California, between Los Angeles and the Bay Area. ... Kern County is a county located in the southern Central Valley of the U.S. state of California. ... Santa Barbara County is a county located on the Pacific coast of the southern portion of the U.S. state of California, just west of Ventura County. ... San Luis Obispo, San Luis, or SLO (Spanish for ) is a city in California. ... Ventura County . ... The Central Coast is an area of California, United States, extending from Santa Cruz in the north to Santa Barbara in the south, but centering primarily on Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties. ...


ZIP Codes

See Southern California Zip Codes Southern California has 647 zip codes in its seven counties. ...


Geographical regions

Southern California is also divided into the Coastal Region (Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Diego County, Santa Barbara County, and Ventura County) and the larger, more sparsely populated, desert Inland Empire (San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and Imperial County). The division between the Coastal Regions and the Inland Empire winds along the backs of the coastal mountain ranges such as the Santa Ana Mountains. A related geographical term is cismontane Southern California, which refers to the portion of California on the coastal side of the Transverse and Peninsular mountain ranges. The term "Southern California" often refers to this region specifically, as opposed to largely desert areas comprising the rest of the southern portion of the state, which are referred to as transmontane Southern California. The Inland Empire and its regions within The Inland Empire refers to the region in Southern California located in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in the United States. ... The Transverse ranges are a group of mountain ranges of southern California, part of the North American Coast Ranges that run along the Pacific coast from Alaska to Mexico. ... The Peninsular Ranges are a group of mountain ranges which stretch 900 miles from southern California to the southern tip of Baja California, part of the North American Coast Ranges that run along the Pacific coast from Alaska to Mexico. ...


Geographic features

View from La Jolla Cove in San Diego
View from La Jolla Cove in San Diego
Summits in the eastern San Gabriel Mountains, Angeles National Forest, San Bernardino County
Summits in the eastern San Gabriel Mountains, Angeles National Forest, San Bernardino County
Coachella Valley Preserve in the Colorado Desert in Riverside County
Coachella Valley Preserve in the Colorado Desert in Riverside County
Sunset in Santa Monica
Sunset in Santa Monica

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Mojave Desert Colorado Desert File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1296x976, 302 KB) Summary Sunset near Santa Monica pier. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1296x976, 302 KB) Summary Sunset near Santa Monica pier. ... Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica is a coastal city located in Los Angeles County, California USA, by the Pacific Ocean, south of Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, west of Westwood, Los Angeles, and north of Venice. ... A truck passes eastbound along the busy Highway 58 through the Antelope Valley. ... The Ballona Wetlands is located in Southern California adjacent to Marina del Rey and Playa Vista. ... Big Bear Lake is a reservoir in the San Bernardino Mountains in San Bernardino County, California, USA. It has an east-west length of approximately 7 miles (11. ... Cajon Pass (elevation 4190 ft. ... The Channel Islands of California, also called the Santa Barbara Islands, are a chain of eight islands located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California along the Santa Barbara Channel in the United States of America. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Colorado River from the bottom of Marble Canyon, in the Upper Grand Canyon Colorado River in the Grand Canyon from Desert View The Colorado River from Laughlin Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona The Colorado River is... The Conejo Valley is a region spanning both Southeastern Ventura County and Northwestern Los Angeles County in Southern California. ... The Cucamonga Valley is a region between the Los Angeles and San Bernardino areas, in San Bernardino County and Riverside County, of California, USA. It is located east of the Pomona Valley and it is a major site of wine production. ... Mojave Desert The Mojave or Mohave Desert occupies a significant portion of Southern California and parts of Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. ... The Imperial Valley and the Salton Sea, as seen from the Space shuttle. ... The In-Ko-Pah Mountains are located near the U.S. border with Mexico in southern California, west of the Jacumba Mountains. ... For residents of Southern California, the Inland Empire is a popular, informal, term for the region that is centered on the oldest cities in the region: (in no particular order) Ontario, San Bernardino, Redlands, Upland, and Riverside. ... The Jacumba Mountains are located in southern California near the U.S. border with Mexico. ... The beach at La Jolla Cove is located at 1100 Coast Boulevard, in La Jolla, California. ... The Laguna Mountains are a section of the Peninsular Ranges in eastern San Diego County. ... Lake Arrowhead is a census-designated place (CDP) located in San Bernardino County, California. ... Lake Casitas is a lake in Ventura County, California. ... Castaic Lake Castaic Lake Panorama Castaic Lake is a lake on Castaic Creek formed by Castaic Dam, in northwestern Los Angeles County, California, near the town of Castaic. ... Lake Piru is a lake located in Los Padres National Forest in Ventura County and was created by the construction in 1955 of the Santa Felicia Dam on Piru Creek which is a tributary of the Santa Clara River. ... The Lakeview Mountains are a range of low mountains encompassing approximately 30 square miles of land in western Riverside County, Southern California, at the northern end of the Peninsular Ranges. ... The Los Angeles Basin is the coastal sediment-filled plain located between the peninsular and transverse ranges in southern California in the United States containing the central part of the city of Los Angeles. ... The Los Angeles River, highlighted in red (on the left). ... The low desert is a name for the Sonoran Desert to distinguish it from the adjacent Mojave Desert or high desert. ... For the indigenous American tribe, see Mohave. ... The New River is a river that runs from Mexicali, Baja California, in Mexico into the United States through Calexico, California. ... The Orange Coast is the string of cities and neighborhoods fronting the Pacific Coast in Orange County, California. ... The Oxnard Plain The Oxnard Plain is a large coastal plain in southwest Ventura County, California bounded by the Santa Monica Mountains and the Santa Susana Mountains to the east, the Topatopa Mountains to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south and west. ... Palomar Observatory Palomar Mountain is a mountain in the Palomar Mountain Range in northern San Diego County, California, United States. ... Palos Verdes is often used to refer to a group of coastal cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in the Los Angeles/South Bay area of California. ... The Peninsular Ranges are a group of mountain ranges which stretch 900 miles from southern California to the southern tip of Baja California, part of the North American Coast Ranges that run along the Pacific coast from Alaska to Mexico. ... Point Mugu is a town in Ventura County, California, near Port Hueneme. ... The Pomona Valley, a part of the Inland Empire (the Pomona Valley is its own georgraphical area, and should not be bundled in with the Inland Empire. ... Aerial view of the Puente Hills Landfill, with the San Gabriel Valley in the distance. ... Pyramid Dam with Pyramid Lake is a part of the California Aqueduct, as is its neighboring Castaic Lake and dam which lies seven miles (10 km) south. ... The Rio Hondo is a tributary of the Los Angeles River in Los Angeles County, California, approximately 20 miles long. ... Saddleback Valley is located in South Orange County, California and is home to the cities of Mission Viejo and Lake Forest among others. ... For the film, see The Salton Sea. ... View of the San Andreas Fault on the Carrizo Plain in central California, 35°07N, 119°39W The San Andreas Fault is a geological fault that runs a length of roughly 800 miles (1300 kilometres) through western and southern California in the United States. ... San Bernardino Mountains The San Bernardino Mountains are short transverse mountain range northeast of Los Angeles in southern California in the United States. ... The San Diego River is a river in San Diego County, California. ... San Fernando Valley from its southwestern edge. ... The San Gabriel Mountains are located in northern Los Angeles County and western San Bernardino County, California, USA. The mountain range forms a barrier between the Greater Los Angeles Area and the Mojave Desert. ... San Gabriel River is the name of watercourses in two states: San Gabriel River (California) San Gabriel River (Texas) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... San Gabriel Valley within Southern California The San Gabriel Valley is one of the principal valleys of southern California. ... North slope of San Jacinto Peak San Jacinto Mountains The San Jacinto Mountains are short mountain range east of Los Angeles in southern California in the United States. ... San Pedro Bay is an inlet on the Pacific Ocean coast of southern California, United States. ... Santa Ana Mountains The Santa Ana Mountains are short peninsular mountain range along the coast of southern California in the United States. ... The Santa Ana River begins in San Bernardino County, California in the San Bernardino National Forest. ... Santa Ana Valley The Santa Ana Valley is located in Orange County, California and is bisected by the Santa Ana River. ... Santa Catalina Island, location relative to the coast of Southern California Santa Catalina Island, often called Catalina Island, or just Catalina, is a rocky island off the coast of the U.S. state of California. ... Santa Clara River The Santa Clara River is a river, approximately 116 mi (186 km) long, in southern California in the United States. ... The Santa Clara River Valley is a rural region of Ventura County in California. ... The Santa Clarita Valley is the valley of the Santa Clara River in Southern California. ... The Santa Margarita River is a short intermittent river on the Pacific coast of southern California in the United States, approximately 50 mi (80 km) long. ... Santa Monica Bay is an arm of the Pacific Ocean in southern California. ... Santa Monica Mountains The Santa Monica Mountains are a low transverse range in southern California in the United States. ... The Santa Susana Mountains are a transverse range of mountains in southern California, north of the city of Los Angeles, in the United States. ... Map of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts. ... The Tijuana River (Spanish: Río Tijuana) is an intermittent river, approximately 120 mi (195 km) long, on the Pacific coast of northern Baja California in Mexico and southern California in the United States. ... The Ventura River is a river in Ventura County, California. ... Victor Valley is a region of Southern California north of the San Bernardino Mountains in the Mojave Desert. ...

Transportation

One of the large LAX signs that greet visitors to LAX. This sign is at the Century Boulevard entrance to Los Angeles International Airport

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Airports

Runway layout at LAX “LAX” redirects here. ... FAA diagram of San Diego International Airport San Diego International Airport (IATA: SAN, ICAO: KSAN, FAA LID: SAN), also known as Lindbergh Field, is located in San Diego, California. ... This article is about an airport in California in the United States. ... LA/Palmdale Regional Airport (IATA: PMD, ICAO: KPMD), also United States Air Force Plant 42, is an airport in the city of Palmdale in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... John Wayne-Orange County Airport (IATA Airport Code SNA) is located in Orange County, California, between the cities of Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and Irvine. ... Bob Hope Airport (IATA: BUR, ICAO: KBUR), formerly known as United Airport (1930-1934); Union Air Terminal (1934-1940); Lockheed Air Terminal (1940-1967); Hollywood-Burbank Airport (1967-1978); and most recently Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (1978-2003), is located in Burbank, California, United States. ... Long Beach Municipal Airport is located in Long Beach, California, and to a degree, serves Los Angeles, California and Orange County, California. ... Santa Barbara Airport (IATA: SBA, ICAO: KSBA, FAA LID: SBA), also known as Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, is a public airport located west of downtown Santa Barbara, California in Santa Barbara County, USA. The airport is adjacent to the University of California, Santa Barbara and the city of Goleta. ... Palm Springs International Airport (IATA: PSP, ICAO: KPSP, National LID: PSP) is a public airport located two miles (3 km) east of the central business district (CBD) of Palm Springs, California, serving the Coachella Valley area of Riverside County. ... McClellan-Palomar Airport is an airport located in Carlsbad, California serving the northern part of San Diego County. ... Oxnard Airport (IATA: OXR, ICAO: KOXR) is a public airport located 1 mile (1. ...

Freeways

Interstate Highways Along with beaches, palm trees, and movie studios, the freeway is one of Southern Californias trademarks. ... A typical rural stretch of Interstate highway, with two lanes in each direction separated by a large grassy median, and with cross-traffic limited to overpasses and underpasses. ...

U.S. Highway system Image File history File links I-5_(CA). ... Interstate 5; the Golden State Freeway is highlighted in red, the Santa Ana Freeway is highlighted in purple, and the San Diego Freeway is highlighted in blue. ... Southern California freeways The Santa Ana Freeway is one of the principal freeways in Southern California, connecting Los Angeles, California and its southeastern suburbs. ... The San Diego Freeway; the Interstate 405 segment is highlighted in red, the Interstate 5 segment is highlighted in blue. ... Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Interstate 8 is a main route of the Interstate Highway System, in the U.S. states of Arizona and California. ... Interstate 8 is a main route of the Interstate Highway System, in the U.S. states of Arizona and California. ... Interstate 8 (abbreviated I-8) is an Interstate highway in the southwestern United States. ... Image File history File links I-10_(CA). ... Interstate 10; the Santa Monica Freeway segment is highlighted in red and the San Bernardino Freeway is highlighted in blue. ... Interstate 5; the Golden State Freeway is highlighted in red, the Santa Ana Freeway is highlighted in purple, and the San Diego Freeway is highlighted in blue. ... The San Bernardino Freeway is the assigned name of an approximately 60-mile (95 km) long segment of Interstate 10 (I-10) between the cities of Los Angeles, California and San Bernardino, California. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 10 Interstate 10 (abbreviated I-10) is the southernmost east-west, coast-to-coast interstate highway in the United States. ... Image File history File links I-15_(CA). ... The Mojave Freeway, previously known as the Barstow Freeway, is the name given to the segment of Interstate 15 in California between the Cajon Pass and the Nevada state line. ... Interstate 215, or I-215, is the assigned number of three distinct interstate highway spur routes of Interstate 15 (I-15) in the states of California, Nevada, and Utah. ... Interstate 15; the Mojave Freeway segment is highlighted in light blue, the Ontario Freeway segment is in red, the Corona Freeway segment is in purple, the Temecula Valley Freeway segment is in green, and the Escondido Freeway segment is in orange. ... The Corona Freeway is a freeway traveling through Riverside County, California. ... Interstate 15; the Mojave Freeway segment is highlighted in light blue, the Ontario Freeway segment is in red, the Corona Freeway segment is in purple, the Temecula Valley Freeway segment is in green, and the Escondido Freeway segment is in orange. ... The Escondido Freeway (Interstate 215 segment highlighted in red, Interstate 15 segment highlighted in blue/red) The Escondido Freeway is the easternmost north-south freeway in Southern California, stretching from the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains to central San Diego within 20 miles (32 km) of the Mexican border. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 15 “I-15” redirects here. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Century Freeway (formally known as the Glenn Anderson Freeway, for the congressman who advocated its construction) is an east-west freeway in southern Los Angeles County, California. ... Interstate 105 (abbreviated I-105) is an interstate highway that runs east-west in southern Los Angeles County, California. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... “Harbor Freeway” redirects here. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This California State Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject California State Highways. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Interstate 215, or I-215, is the assigned number of three distinct interstate highway spur routes of Interstate 15 (I-15) in the states of California, Nevada, and Utah. ... The San Bernardino Freeway is the assigned name of an approximately 60-mile (95 km) long segment of Interstate 10 (I-10) between the cities of Los Angeles, California and San Bernardino, California. ... California State Route 60 (the Moreno Valley Freeway is highlighted in light blue, the Pomona Freeway is highlighted in red The Moreno Valley Freeway is a freeway segment of California State Highway 60 and Interstate 215, connecting Riverside to communities further east in the Inland Empire and (via Interstate 10... The Escondido Freeway (Interstate 215 segment highlighted in red, Interstate 15 segment highlighted in blue/red) The Escondido Freeway is the easternmost north-south freeway in Southern California, stretching from the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains to central San Diego within 20 miles (32 km) of the Mexican border. ... Interstate 215 (California) highlighted in red Interstate 215 (abbreviated I-215) in California is a 54. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The San Diego Freeway; the Interstate 405 segment is highlighted in red, the Interstate 5 segment is highlighted in blue. ... Interstate 405, colloquially referred to as The 405 (the four-oh-five), is one of the principal north-south highways in Southern California, and the major bypass of I-5 running through Southern California. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The San Gabriel River Freeway is the name assigned to Interstate 605 (I-605), a major north-south freeway of about 27 miles in length located entirely within Southern California. ... Interstate 605/San Gabriel River Freeway (highlighted in red) Interstate 605 (abbreviated I-605), locally called the San Gabriel River Freeway or The 605, is a major north-south freeway of about 27 miles (43 km) in length located entirely within Southern California, USA. Unlike most other freeways in Southern... Image File history File links I-710_(CA). ... The Long Beach Freeway, signed as Interstate 710 throughout its entire length, is a freeway running for 23 miles in a north-south direction through Los Angeles County, California. ... Interstate 710 (abbreviated I-710, and colloquially referred to as The 710 or the seven-ten) is a major north-south interstate freeway running for 23 miles (37 km) through Los Angeles County, California. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Interstate 805 (abbreviated I-805, and colloquially referred to as The 805 or the eight-oh-five), is a bypass interstate highway running through the San Diego, California metropolitan area. ... Interstate 805 (abbreviated I-805, and colloquially referred to as The 805 or the eight-oh-five), is a bypass interstate highway running through the San Diego, California metropolitan area. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Current U.S. Highway shield Current U.S. Highway shield in California The United States Highway System is an integrated system of roads in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ...

California State Routes Image File history File links US_101_(CA). ... The Ventura Freeway is a freeway in southern California running from Ventura to Pasadena. ... The Hollywood Freeway is one of the principal freeways of Los Angeles, California (the boundaries of which it does not leave) and one of the busiest in the United States. ... Southern California freeways The Santa Ana Freeway is one of the principal freeways in Southern California, connecting Los Angeles, California and its southeastern suburbs. ... El Camino Real (Spanish for the Royal or Kings Highway) was the name of a series of pre-automobile highways linking the various New World colonies of Spain: There is an El Camino Real in California; see: El Camino Real (California); that road provoked a Jargon File bilingual homographic... Highway 101 redirects here. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Example signage of the Califonia State Route System. ...

Note: highway segments with names listed in italics are surface streets and not freeways.

Image File history File links California_1. ... State Route 1, often called Highway 1, is a state highway that runs along a large length of the Pacific coast of the U.S. State of California. ... State Route 1, often called Highway 1, is a state highway that runs along a large length of the Pacific coast of the U.S. State of California. ... Image File history File links California_2. ... The Angeles Crest Highway (highlighted in red) The Angeles Crest Highway in the Angeles National Forest The Angeles Crest Highway is a two-lane (one lane of travel in each direction) segment of California State Route 2 in the United States. ... Southern California freeways California State Route 2; the Santa Monica Boulevard segment is highlighted in red, Alvarado Street is highlighted in green, the Glendale Freeway is highlighted in blue, and the Angeles Crest Highway is highlighted in purple. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-1 LA 0. ... Image File history File links California_14. ... The Antelope Valley Freeway is a freeway in Los Angeles and Kern counties in southern California. ... California State Route 14 is a north-south state highway largely in the Mojave Desert of the U.S. State of California, also known as the High Desert, just east of the crest of the Sierra Nevada in its northern part. ... Image File history File links California_19. ... Image File history File links California_22. ... The Garden Grove Freeway is a freeway in southern Los Angeles County and northern Orange County, California. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-1 LA 0. ... Image File history File links California_23. ... Image File history File links California_27. ... Image File history File links California_30. ... Image File history File links California_33. ... Southern California freeways The Ojai Freeway is a minor freeway in Ventura County, California. ... State Route 33 is a California State Highway that travels in a north-south direction between central and southern California. ... Image File history File links California_39. ... Image File history File links California_42. ... Image File history File links California_47. ... The Terminal Island Freeway is a short freeway in far southern Los Angeles County, California. ... The Vincent Thomas Bridge is a 1,500-foot long suspension bridge crossing the Los Angeles Harbor linking San Pedro, California with Terminal Island. ... Image File history File links California_52. ... State Route 52 is a California State Highway in San Diego County, California, that extends from La Jolla Parkway at Interstate 5 in La Jolla to Route 125 in Santee. ... Image File history File links California_54. ... Image File history File links California_55. ... Summary California State Route 55, or the Costa Mesa Freeway (generally known as the 55 but sometimes referred to by its older name, the Newport Freeway) is a 18 mile north-south highway in Orange County, California running between Newport Beach and Anaheim at California State Route 91. ... State Route 55/Costa Mesa Freeway (highlighted in red) State Route 55, mostly traversing the Costa Mesa Freeway (formerly the Newport Freeway) is an 18 mile (30 km) long north-south highway in Orange County, California running between Newport Beach and Anaheim at State Route 91. ... Image File history File links California_57. ... State Route 57 is the Orange Freeway, a major north-south freeway located entirely within Southern California. ... State Route 57 is the Orange Freeway, a major north-south freeway located entirely within Southern California. ... Image File history File links California_60. ... California State Route 60; the Pomona Freeway is highlighted in red, the Moreno Valley Freeway is highlighted in light blue The Pomona Freeway is the assigned name of the majority of California State Route 60 (CA/SR-60) between its western terminus at the East Los Angeles Interchange complex and... California State Route 60 (the Moreno Valley Freeway is highlighted in light blue, the Pomona Freeway is highlighted in red The Moreno Valley Freeway is a freeway segment of California State Highway 60 and Interstate 215, connecting Riverside to communities further east in the Inland Empire and (via Interstate 10... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this articles infobox may require cleanup. ... Image File history File links California_66. ... Image File history File links California_67. ... Image File history File links California_71. ... State Route 71 (CA/SR-71) is the Chino Valley Freeway, formerly the Corona Expressway and before then the Temescal Freeway, a freeway/highway of about 15 miles (24 km) in length located entirely within Southern California, USA. Contrary to its name, this highway is only a freeway in San... State Route 71 (CA/SR-71) is the Chino Valley Freeway, formerly the Corona Expressway and before then the Temescal Freeway, a freeway/highway of about 15 miles (24 km) in length located entirely within Southern California, USA. Contrary to its name, this highway is only a freeway in San... Image File history File links California_72. ... Image File history File links California_73. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-405 OC ?? SR-55 OC ?? SR-133 OC ?? I-5 OC ?? Legend < Route 72 Route 74 > California State Highways Current - Unconstructed - Deleted - Scenic 73 through San Joaquin Hills California State Route 73, also called the Corona Del Mar Freeway and the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor, is... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-5 ORA ??? SR-133 ORA 16. ... Image File history File links California_74. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-5 OC 0. ... Image File history File links California_75. ... The San Diego-Coronado Bridge The San Diego-Coronado Bridge is a bridge crossing the San Diego Bay, in the US, linking San Diego, California with Coronado, California. ... Image File history File links California_76. ... Image File history File links California_78. ... Image File history File links California_79. ... JUNCTION MILE POST I-8 SD 0. ... Image File history File links California_83. ... Image File history File links California_86. ... Image File history File links California_90. ... The Marina Freeway The Marina Freeway is a short freeway in southwestern Los Angeles, California and the nearby suburbs. ... State Route 90 (SR 90) is a state highway in Southern California, United States. ... Image File history File links California_91. ... California State Route 91 (the Gardena Freeway segment is highlighted in blue, the Artesia Freeway segment is highlighted in green, and the Riverside Freeway segment is highlighted in red). ... The Artesia Freeway is a freeway in southeastern Los Angeles County and northwestern Orange County, California. ... The Riverside Freeway (California State Route 91 segment highlighted in red, Interstate 215 segment highlighted in blue) The Riverside Freeway is the assigned name of a segment of California State Route 91 (CA/SR-91), a major east-west freeway located entirely within Southern California that links the cities/communities... State Route 91; the Gardena Freeway segment is highlighted in blue, the Artesia Freeway segment is highlighted in green, and the Riverside Freeway segment is highlighted in red. ... Image File history File links California_94. ... The Martin Luther King Freeway from Interstate 5 in Downtown San Diego to the end of the freeway portion past Route 125 in Spring Valley; it then becomes Campo Road to Interstate 8 in Manzanita. ... Image File history File links California_107. ... Image File history File links California_110. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-47 LA ?? SR-91 LA ?? I-10 LA ?? Legend Prev Next < Route 109 Route 111 > California State Highways Current - Unconstructed - Deleted - Scenic California State Route 110 extends from California State Route 47 in San Pedro, California to Glenarm Street in Pasadena, California, USA. Most of Route 110... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-47 LA ?? SR-91 LA ?? I-10 LA ?? Legend Prev Next < Route 109 Route 111 > California State Highways Current - Unconstructed - Deleted - Scenic California State Route 110 extends from California State Route 47 in San Pedro, California to Glenarm Street in Pasadena, California, USA. Most of Route 110... Image File history File links California_111. ... Image File history File links California_118. ... Named for former US president Ronald Reagan, the Ronald Reagan Freeway is a freeway running west to east through Ventura and Los Angeles counties in southern California. ... State Route 118 is a state highway in the U.S. state of California that begins running west to east through Ventura and Los Angeles counties in southern California. ... Image File history File links California_125. ... California State Route 125 currently runs from California State Route 54 in San Diego to California State Route 52 in Santee. ... Image File history File links California_126. ... The Santa Paula Freeway is a minor freeway in Ventura County, California. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE 101 VEN 0. ... Image File history File links California_133. ... The Eastern Toll Road (also called The Eastern Transportation Corridor) is a tollway in Orange County, California. ... State Route 133 runs mainly in a northeast-southwest direction between Pacific Coast Highway (State Route 1) in Laguna Beach and its junction to the State Route 241 near Irvine. ... Image File history File links California_134. ... The Ventura Freeway is a freeway in southern California running from Ventura to Pasadena. ... Image File history File links California_142. ... Image File history File links California_163. ... California State Route 163, also named the Cabrillo Freeway, is an 11-mile (18-kilometer) stretch of freeway that was once the southern end of U.S. Highway 395. ... The Cabrillo Freeway from the University Ave. ... Image File history File links California_170. ... The Hollywood Freeway is one of the principal freeways of Los Angeles, California (the boundaries of which it does not leave) and one of the busiest in the United States. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-2 LA 9. ... Image File history File links California_209. ... Image File history File links California_213. ... Image File history File links California_241. ... State Route 241 northbound in rural Orange County, California. ... State Route 241 northbound in rural Orange County, California. ... Image File history File links California_274. ... Image File history File links California_282. ... Image File history File links California_371. ... Image File history File links California_905. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links California_125. ...

Major public transit organizations

Metrolink (AAR reporting marks SCAX) is a Regional rail system that serves the Southern California region. ... A picture taken of a Gold Line train in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena, California The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, commonly referred to as LACMTA, MTA, or Metro, is the agency charged to provide public transportation to the county of Los Angeles. ... The San Diego Trolley is a trolley-style light rail system operating in the metropolitan area of San Diego, California. ... San Diego County is a county located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of California, along the border with Mexico. ... Look up octa- in Wiktionary, the free dictionary For the numerical prefix octa- see Wiktionary. ... Omnitrans is a public transit agency that provides bus service to the San Bernardino Valley area in Southern California. ... Nickname: Location in Santa Barbara County and the state of California Coordinates: , County Government  - Mayor Marty Blum Area  - City 111. ... Look up scat in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The North County Transit District (NCTD) is the agency responsible for public transportation in North San Diego County, California. ... The San Diego Coaster, or Coaster, is a commuter rail service administered by North County Transit District of San Diego County, California and operated by Amtrak. ... The San Diego Coaster, or Coaster, is a commuter rail service administered by North County Transit District of San Diego County, California and operated by Amtrak. ...

Metrolink commuter lines

Metrolink (AAR reporting marks SCAX) is a Regional rail system that serves the Southern California region. ... Metrolinks 91 line (sometimes called the Riverside-Fullerton Line) goes from Downtown Los Angeles to Riverside paralleling the very busy California State Freeway 91. ... The Antelope Valley Line is a commuter rail line that serves the Northern Los Angeles County areas. ... The Inland Empire-Orange County (IEOC) Line operates from San Bernardino to San Juan Capistrano in Southern Orange County. ... Metrolinks Orange County Line is a commuter rail that runs from Downtown Los Angeles through Orange County to Oceanside in San Diego County connecting with the Coaster commuter rail to San Diego. ... The Riverside Line of Metrolink travels the following route: 1. ... The San Bernardino Line of Metrolink travels the following route: 1. ... The Ventura County Line of Metrolink has the following route: Los Angeles at Union Station Glendale Burbank Burbank Airport Van Nuys Northridge Chatsworth Simi Valley Moorpark Camarillo Oxnard Montalvo As of July 2004, a total of 10 trains operate on this route each way per day. ...

Communication

Telephone area codes

Map of major Southern California area codes
Map of major Southern California area codes

Image File history File links Los_Angeles_area_codes. ... Image File history File links Los_Angeles_area_codes. ... North American area code 213 is a state of California telephone area code which was one of the first three area codes created in California in October 1947. ... Downtown Los Angeles skyline facing northeast toward the San Gabriel Mountains. ... Area code 323 is an area code for telephone dialing which covers, roughly, the area of central Los Angeles (excluding Downtown Los Angeles and immediately adjoining neighborhoods such as Koreatown, Echo Park, and Chinatown). ... ... Mid-Wilshire is a region in west-central Los Angeles, California. ... See also: East Los Angeles (region) East Los Angeles (often shortened to East L.A.) is an unincorporated area located in Los Angeles County, California, United States that is bounded by the city of Los Angeles to the west and north, the cities of Montebello and Monterey Park to the... South Los Angeles South Los Angeles is the official name for a large geographic and cultural area lying to the southwest and southeast of downtown Los Angeles, California. ... Area code 310 is the California telephone area code which was split from Area code 213 on November 2, 1991. ... The Westside as seen looking north from Loyola Marymount University . ... For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ... The South Bay and surrounding regions in Southern California The South Bay is a region in the southwest peninsula of Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Area code 424 is the new area code for the west side of the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. ... 562 is the telephone area code for much of the Gateway Cities region of southeastern Los Angeles County, California, including Long Beach and surrounding cities such as Cerritos, Lakewood, Downey, Norwalk, and Whittier. ... Map of California showing Los Angeles County. ... City nicknames: The Geographic Center of Southern California The Freeway City County: Los Angeles County, California Mayor: Paul W. Bowlen (re-elected 2003) Mayor Pro Tem: Laura Lee (elected 2003) City Council: Jim Edwards (elected 2005) Gloria A. Kappe (re-elected 2003) John F. Crawley (re-elected 2005) Mottos: A... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles County Government  - Mayor Bob Foster Area  - City  65. ... Whittier is a city in Los Angeles County, California about southeast of Los Angeles. ... Pico Rivera is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... Location of Seal Beach within Orange County, California. ... Location of Los Alamitos within Orange County, California. ... Location of La Habra within Orange County, California. ... Map of California area codes in blue (and border states) with 619 in red North American area code 619 is a California telephone area code which was split from area code 714 on November 5, 1982[1]. This area code covers most of the greater San Diego area between the... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... Map of California area codes in blue (and border states) with 626 in red Area code 626 is the telephone area code covering most of the San Gabriel Valley and nearby areas in the northeastern portion of Los Angeles County, California, including Arcadia, Monrovia, El Monte, most of Pasadena and... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... San Gabriel Valley within Southern California The San Gabriel Valley is one of the principal valleys of southern California. ... North American area code 661 covers the majority of Californias Kern County, as well as part of Los Angeles County. ... The Santa Clarita Valley is the valley of the Santa Clara River in Southern California. ... A truck passes eastbound along the busy Highway 58 through the Antelope Valley. ... City nickname:Aerospace Capital of America County Los Angeles County, California Area  - Total  - Water 272. ... Lancaster, California, USA, is the eighth-largest city in Los Angeles County and the 9th fastest growing city in the United States. ... Location of Santa Clarita in California and Los Angeles County Coordinates: , Country United States State California County Los Angeles Incorporated December 15, 1987 Government  - Mayor Marsha McLean  - Mayor Pro-Tem Bob Kellar  - City Council Frank Ferry Laurene Weste TimBen Boydston  - City Manager Ken Pulskamp Area  - City  47. ... Area code 714 is an area code for telephone dialing which encompasses northern and eastern Orange County, California and a small sliver of Los Angeles County, California (La Mirada). ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... Anaheim is a city in Orange County, south_west California, a part of the greater Los Angeles conurbation to the east of Long Beach. ... Location of Santa Ana within Orange County, California. ... Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in southern California. ... North American area code 760 is a California telephone area code which encompasses much of the eastern portion of the state, as well as a great deal of Southern California. ... North County, photographed north of Vista In California, North San Diego County (locally referred to as North County) refers to the northern portion of San Diego County, a suburban and rural area far from the urban center of San Diego. ... Oceanside is the third largest city in San Diego County, California. ... Escondido is a city located in San Diego County, California just north of San Diego, California. ... San Marcos is a city located in the northern portion of San Diego County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 54,977. ... Palm Springs is a famed Riverside County, California, USA, desert resort city, approximately 110 miles (177 km) east of Los Angeles and 140 miles (225 km) northeast of San Diego. ... El Centro is the county seat of Imperial County, California, United States. ... Victor Valley is a region of Southern California north of the San Bernardino Mountains in the Mojave Desert. ... Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... Ridgecrest, (formerly an area known as Crumville) was incorporated as a city in 1963 and is located in the Indian Wells Valley in northeastern Kern County, California adjacent to the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. ... North American area code 805 includes most or all portions of the California counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura, plus southernmost portions of Monterey County, and a small portion of Los Angeles County. ... Ventura County is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area, located on Californias Pacific coast. ... Santa Barbara County is a county located on the Pacific coast of Southern California, in the state of California, just west of Ventura County. ... The 818 telephone area code consists largely of the San Fernando Valley, in the greater Los Angeles area. ... San Fernando Valley The San Fernando Valley or, simply, The Valley, is an urbanized valley in southern California. ... Nickname: Location of Glendale within Los Angeles County and the State of California. ... 858 covers Del Mar and other parts of San Diego. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... Northern San Diego Neighborhoods Clairemont is a middle-class community in northern San Diego. ... Del Mar is the name of several places in the United States of America: Del Mar, California; Del Mar, Texas; Del Mar High School, located in San Jose, California. ... One of the beaches of La Jolla La Jolla (IPA pronunciation , i. ... Mira Mesa is a largely Asian community with a large movie theatre (Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18) It is located directly north of Marine Corp Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California. ... Poway is a city located in San Diego County, California. ... Rancho Bernardo is a neighborhood of the city of San Diego, California, located in the county of the latters same name. ... Map of California area codes in blue (and border states) with 909 in red North American Area code 909 is a California telephone area code which was split from area code 714 on November 14, 1992. ... Map of California showing Los Angeles County. ... The Inland Empire and its regions within The Inland Empire refers to the region in Southern California located in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in the United States. ... San Bernardino County is the largest county in the United States by area, containing more land than 9 states. ... Location in Los Angeles County and the State of California Country State County Los Angeles County, California Government  - Mayor Norma Torres Area  - City 22. ... San Bernardino is the county seat of San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... The 949 area code in California is contained mostly within the southern and eastern areas of Orange County, California. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... Location of Irvine within Orange County, California. ... Location of Newport Beach within Orange County, California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about a city in Orange County. ... Map of California area codes in blue (and border states) with 951 in red North American area code 951 is a California telephone area code which covers western Riverside County and was split off from the 909 area code in 2004. ... The Inland Empire and its regions within The Inland Empire refers to the region in Southern California located in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in the United States. ... Riverside County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of California, stretching from Orange County to the Colorado River, which is the border with Arizona. ... Nickname: Location in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Riverside Government  - Mayor Ron Loveridge Area  - City  78. ... Temecula is a city located in Riverside County, California. ... Murrieta is a city located in Riverside County, California. ...

Sports teams

Team Sport League Venue
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Baseball American League (Major League Baseball) Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Los Angeles Dodgers National League (Major League Baseball) Dodgers Stadium
San Diego Padres PETCO Park
Los Angeles Clippers Basketball National Basketball Association Staples Center
Los Angeles Lakers
San Diego Chargers Football National Football League Qualcomm Stadium
Anaheim Ducks Ice Hockey National Hockey League Honda Center
Los Angeles Kings Staples Center
Chivas USA Soccer Major League Soccer The Home Depot Center
Los Angeles Galaxy

Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... This article is about the sport. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Angel Stadium of Anaheim (originally Anaheim Stadium and later Edison International Field of Anaheim) is a baseball stadium located in Anaheim, California. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Dodger Stadium, in Los Angeles, California, has been the home of the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball team since 1962. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... PETCO Park is an open-air stadium in downtown San Diego, California. ... “Clippers” redirects here. ... This article is about the sport. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... “Chargers” redirects here. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... NFL redirects here. ... Qualcomm Stadium (a. ... The Anaheim Ducks are a professional ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... Honda Center, previously known as the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim and sometimes colloquially called the Honda Ponda, is an indoor arena in Anaheim, California. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ... Year founded 2004 League Major League Soccer Nickname Chivas, Chivas USA, Goats, Goats USA, The Red-And-White Stadium The Home Depot Center Carson, CA Coach Preki Owner Jorge Vergara Madrigal Antonio Cué Shawn Hunter First Game Chivas USA 0–2 D.C. United (The Home Depot Center; April 2... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ... The Home Depot Center is a multiple-use sports complex located on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, California. ... Year founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Nickname The Galaxy, The Gs, Stadium Home Depot Center (HDC) Coach Frank Yallop Owner Philip Anschutz (AEG) First Game Los Angeles Galaxy 2–1 MetroStars (Rose Bowl; April 13, 1996) Largest Win Dallas Burn 1–8 Los Angeles Galaxy (Cotton Bowl; June...

See also

Northern California, sometimes referred to as NorCal, is the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. ... The west coast of North America consists of the modern American states of California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and arguably Alaska and parts of the Yukon. ... “Greater San Diego” redirects here. ... The Greater Los Angeles Area is the suburban area around the city of Los Angeles, California. ...

References

  1. ^ The three metropolitan areas are: 1) Los Angeles–Long Beach–Santa Ana (the second largest in the US), 2) Riverside–San Bernardino–Ontario (also know as the Inland Empire) and 3) San Diego–Carlsbad–San Marcos - see: United States metropolitan areas
  2. ^ World's busiest airports by passenger traffic
  3. ^ Busiest airports in the United States by international passenger traffic
  4. ^ Sector 9 Incorporated - San Diego, CA
  5. ^ Surfline - Huntington Beach, CA

The Greater Los Angeles Area, or the Southland, is the agglomeration of urbanized area around the city of Los Angeles, California, United States. ... The Inland Empire and its regions within The Inland Empire refers to the region in Southern California located in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in the United States. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... The thirty worlds busiest airports by passenger traffic are measured by number of total passengers (data provided by Airports Council International). ... The busiest airports in the United States by international passenger traffic from the years 1990, 1995, and 2000 from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics at the U.S. Department of Transportation. ...

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Southern California is also divided into the Coastal Region (Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Diego County, Santa Barbara County, and Ventura County) and the larger, more sparsly populated, desert Inland Empire (San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and Imperial County).
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