City of Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles is the focal point of the Los Angeles Area region, which contains about 18 million people, making it one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world and the second largest in the United States. Geographically, it extends more than 40 miles from the mountains to the sea and is prone to earthquakes due to its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire. The city is a major hub for shipping (5th world´s busiest port), manufacturing, industry, and finance, and is world-renowned in the entertainment and communications fields. Indeed, the county is the 3rd largest agglomeration in the world by GDP.