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Geography Alevel Los Angeles - A megacity

Geography Alevel Los Angeles - A megacity

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This is a short presentation showing how Los Angeles is a megacity including facts and figures. Can be used as a case study including many social, environmental and political issues. Also how LA developed as a megacity
This is a short presentation showing how Los Angeles is a megacity including facts and figures. Can be used as a case study including many social, environmental and political issues. Also how LA developed as a megacity

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Published by: Attiya on Aug 20, 2013
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LOS ANGELES
BY RAFIA AND ATTIYA YAY
 
Los Angeles
 –
A Mega City
A Mega city is a city which has a population of 8+million.
Los Angeles County is the world’s 18th largest
economy.
With about 200,000 small business, Los Angeles is
the entrepreneurial capital of the world. Thats
nearly twice as many small businesses as can befound in any other region of the United States.
LA has 1.2 million college graduates in a labour forceof 7.4 million.
 
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.

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