Why did Los Angeles, the mega citydevelop?
The arrival of the railway in 1876 stimulated rapid growth,
with half a million people arriving within 40 years.
The discovery of oil, the opening of a ford car plant andnumerous manufacturing industries meant continued growth.
The aircraft industry took advantage of the good weather forcivil and military test flights and production sites.
The development of the film industry in Hollywood in the
1920’s and 1930s was a further factor in los Angeles’ growth.
By7 the 1970s, Los Angeles was the fastest growing city in the
USA, and by 2000 over 14 million people lived in theMetropolitan District, it has an average population density of 3000 per km2.