The Los Angeles City Flag

Image of the Los Angeles city flag.

The Los Angeles city flag is one of the most unique city flags in the United States. The Los Angeles city flag design consists of three jagged horizontal stripes of different colors. The colors from left to right are green (for olive trees), yellow/gold (for orange groves) and red (for vineyards). The center of the Los Angeles city flag contains the official city seal (image below). The LA city seal contains a bevy of meaningful images, including; the flag of California, the Mexico coat of arms, the date the city was founded, the major crops of California and the United States shield. The Los Angeles city flag was officially adopted in 1931 for the city’s anniversary. The combination of design, meaning and historical presence makes the Los Angeles city flag one of the best city flags.

Image of the Los Angeles city seal.

About the city of Los Angeles

Los Angeles (LA) is the largest city in the state of California with a population of about 3.7 million. LA is also the second largest city in the United States based on population, only New York City has a greater population. Los Angeles is a vibrant, progressive and diverse city that has been called “The Entertainment Capital of the World” because of the presence of Hollywood. The city is most famous for the film and entertainment industries, however, it can be known for many other things depending on who you ask. The city of Los Angeles has a major presence in so many industries that it is unfair to pinpoint a particular area of strength.

Image of the city of Los Angeles skyline.

Los Angeles Fun Facts

  • If LA was its own state, it would be the fifth largest in the country based on population.
  • There are more vehicles than people residing in Los Angeles.
  • Los Angeles is the only city outside of Europe that has hosted two Olympic Games.
  • The original Hollywood sign was actually a real estate ad that said “Hollywoodland”.
  • LA has more small businesses than any other city in the country.
  • Because of the San Andreas Fault, the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles move about 2 inches closer each year.

Image of the Hollywood sign.


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