Greater Los Angeles, with a 2019 population of 18,710,563, is the second-largest urban region area in the
United States, encompassing five counties in
southern California extending from
Ventura County in the west to
San Bernardino County and
Riverside County in the east, with
Los Angeles County in the center and
Orange County to the southeast. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Los Angeles–Anaheim–Riverside
combined statistical area covers 33,954 square miles (87,940 km2), making it the largest metropolitan region in the United States by land area. Of this, the contiguous urban area is 2,281 square miles (5,910 km2), the remainder mostly consisting of mountain and desert areas. In addition to being the nexus of the world's largest entertainment industry, Greater Los Angeles is also a global center of business, international trade, education, media, fashion, tourism, science and technology, sports, and transportation. It is the
2nd largest metropolitan area by
nominal GDP in the world with an economy exceeding $1 trillion in output.
There are three contiguous component metropolitan areas in Greater Los Angeles: the
Inland Empire, which can be broadly defined as Riverside and San Bernardino counties; the Ventura/Oxnard metropolitan area (or Ventura County); and the Los Angeles metropolitan area (also known as Metropolitan Los Angeles or Metro LA) consisting of Los Angeles and Orange counties only. The Census Bureau designates the latter as the Los Angeles–Long Beach–Anaheim
metropolitan statistical area, the
fifth largest metropolitan area in the western hemisphere and the second-largest
metropolitan area in the United States, with a total area of 4,850 square miles (12,561 km2).
San Diego–Tijuana, though contiguous with Greater Los Angeles at
San Clemente and
Temecula, is not part of it, but together both form part of the
Throughout the 20th century, Greater Los Angeles was one of the fastest-growing regions in the United States, but growth has slowed since 2000. As of the
2010 U.S. Census, the smaller Los Angeles metro area had a population of nearly 13 million residents. In 2015, the Greater Los Angeles population was estimated to be about 18.7 million, making it the second largest metropolitan region in the country, behind
New York, as well as one of the
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (also known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, or simply MGM), is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of films and television programs.