Fabulous Facts About Los Angeles

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Do you want to know more about the city of the stars? It's not all glitz and glamour. I bet there are a lot of facts that will surprise you!

Los Angeles was first founded in 1781 when 14 familes, made up of 44 people settled in the area. The original name of the city was quite a mouthful: El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de la Porciuncula, which means The Town of Our Lady the Queen of Angels of the Porciúncula River. Thankfully it later got shortened to just Los Angeles.