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Old 03-14-2011, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Costa Mesa
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The Greater Los Angeles Urban sprrawl is huge, it spreads from oxnard all the way to san bernardino, from san clemente to santa clarita is 12,561 Km squared that makes Los angeles Area the Largest in America by Area not poulation, its third in population in north America with 20,456,066 people, its Larger than Greater New York, Greater New york is 8,683 Km squared , also larger than Mexico city, Mexico City is 7,815. Los Angeles Area is the Largest Metropolitan area br size not population.

Greater Los Angeles Area: 20,456,066

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Old 03-15-2011, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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wow and we thought the sprawl was out of control in the 50, 60s and 70s? Why were there few if any shots of San Gabrial may I ask?

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Old 03-15-2011, 05:33 PM
 
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are you sure you're defining greater LA correctly? i've heard 10 million people, but never 20. it seems like you're including everything south of the bay area down to the mexican border.
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:23 PM
 
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im not too sure if anyone in San clemente or oxnard would say they live in LA, or even consider themselves part of LA.

while LA is sprwaled out, its not as far reaching as people would like it to be.

OC is not LA. the IE is the IE. etc etc.
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:29 PM
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Location: Riverside
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are you sure you're defining greater LA correctly? i've heard 10 million people, but never 20. it seems like you're including everything south of the bay area down to the mexican border.
Officially, "Greater L.A." consists of the Los Angeles-Anaheim-Riverside SMSA (Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area), with about 18 million people. I'm not sure of the actual boundries, but it doesn't include Ventura Co., I don't think.

Those pictures are cool, BTW. L.A. always looks great... at night... from 5,000 ft!
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Costa Mesa
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I am sure greater los angeles area also includes ventura county, i guarantee you, go to google or any where and you will se that Greater Los angeles Area includes the OC, LA, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura

The Greater Los Angeles Area, or the Southland, is a term used for the Combined Statistical Area (a group of interacting metropolitan areas) sprawled over five counties in the southern part of California, namely Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County and Ventura County. It has been one of the fastest growing regions in the United States for decades, first in Los Angeles County, then Orange County, and now in the Inland Empire. As of 2005, the official estimate of the population of the Los Angeles metropolitan area is more than 12.9 million, while the larger five-county region has a population of over 20.5 million. Either definition makes it the second-largest core-based statistical area in the country, behind the New York metropolitan area.[2] The term "Southland" has also been used to refer to all of Southern California.[3]
The agglomeration of urbanized Greater Los Angeles area surrounds the urban core of the county of Los Angeles, California. The urban term is defined to refer to the more-or-less continuously urbanized area stretching from Ventura to the southern border of Orange County, and from the Pacific Ocean to the Inland Empire. The Greater Los Angeles area is generally taken to include the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the Inland Empire, and Ventura County - all part of the Census Bureau define combined statistical area. The term "Greater Los Angeles" does not include San Diego and Imperial counties, whose urbanized areas are not geographically continuous with the urbanized area surrounding Los Angeles
The United States Census Bureau has designated the five county region as the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA combined statistical area, with a July 1, 2006 population estimate of 17,776,000.[4] According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Los Angeles metropolitan area has a total area of 4,850 square miles (12,561.442 km2), while the wider combined statistical area covers 33,954 square miles (87,940.456 km2), but more than half of this is the sparsely populated eastern areas of Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

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Old 03-15-2011, 07:48 PM
 
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ok, but people from riverside, OC, and san bernadino aren't from "LA" and few would claim to be
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:59 PM
 
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ok, but people from riverside, OC, and san bernadino aren't from "LA" and few would claim to be
There isn't any defining lines or physical features that seperate LA from those areas...and the urban sprawl is continuous.

I think it matters little that those areas don't consider themselves LA. They are for better or worse, part of the LA metro area as is OC.
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Best.Thread.Ever.
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Costa Mesa
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in the middle: LA and OC

Far right: Inland empire

Top left: San fernando Valley

Ventura/ oxnard did not fit in this picture

As you can see its all connected LA and OC is obviously connected
the inland empire is connected by yorba linda, also its connected to LA by pomona, and ventura is connected to san fernando valley.
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