The Greater Los Angeles Area is the suburban area around the city of Los Angeles, California. This informal term is usually synonymous with the term The Southland, a name often used by Los Angeles area news outlets.
The scope of the term has been variously used to include one to five Southern California counties. At its more compact, the term means only Los Angeles County. At its broadest, the term referred to the all of Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, which geographically encompassed large extents of sparsely populated mountain and desert.
Often, when people use either the term The Southland or the Greater Los Angeles Area it is in reference to the conurbation of Los Angeles and Orange Counties, and usually does not include the urban portions of the Inland Empire counties of Riverside and San Bernardino.
Depending upon how one draws the boundaries, the Greater Los Angeles area is home to approximately 14 to 16 million people. It sprawls over 120 miles from Ventura in the west to San Bernardino in the east; and over 100 miles from San Clemente in the south to Lancaster in the north.
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New Zealands southernmost province, Southland spans the breadth of the South Island.
This regions celebrated for its off the beaten track activities and attractions, yet Southland is easily accessible and offers quality amenities and services, including world-class fare and an inviting range of accommodation.
Southlands spectacular scenery, unique wildlife and rich heritage draws trampers, sightseers, adventurers, naturalists and culture buffs alike or those simply looking for an idyllic, peaceful retreat a world away from the rigours of everyday life.
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