Los Angeles overview

Los Angeles (US: /lɔːs ˈændʒələs/ (About this sound listen);[16][a] Spanish for "The Angels"; Spanish: Los Ángeles; Spanish: [los ˈaŋxeles]), officially the City of Los Angeles known colloquially by its initials L.A., is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City, and the largest and most populous city in the Western United States. With an estimated population of four million,[17] Los Angeles is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. Nicknamed the "City of Angels" partly because of its name's Spanish meaning, Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and sprawling metropolis.

Los Angeles is located in a large basin bounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side and by mountains as high as 10,000 feet (3,000 m) on the others. The city proper, which covers about 469 square miles (1,210 km2),[18] is the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated county in the country. Los Angeles is the principal city of the Los Angeles metropolitan area; with a population of 13.1 million residents it is the second largest in the United States after that of New York City.[19] It is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach combined statistical area, also the second most populous in the nation with a 2015 estimated population of 18.7 million.[20]

Los Angeles is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States, with a diverse economy in a broad range of professional and cultural fields. Los Angeles is also famous as the home of Hollywood, a major center of the world entertainment industry. A global city, it has been ranked 6th in the Global Cities Index and 9th in the Global Economic Power Index. The Los Angeles combined statistical area also has a gross metropolitan product of $831 billion (as of 2008), making it the third-largest in the world, after the Tokyo and New York metropolitan areas. Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics and will host the event for a third time in 2028. The city also hosted the Miss Universe pageant twice, in 1990 and 2006, and was one of 9 American cities to host the 1994 FIFA men's soccer World Cup and one of 8 to host the 1999 FIFA women's soccer World Cup, hosting the final match for both tournaments.

Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood. The discovery of oil in the 1890s brought rapid growth to the city.[21] The completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, delivering water from Eastern California, later assured the city's continued rapid growth.

Best USD exchange rates at LA Currency in Los Angeles

Exchange USD LA Currency Buy LA Currency Sell
Argentine Peso 0.023 0.033
Armenian Dram 0.002 0.002
Aruban or Dutch Guilder 0.444 0.600
Australian Dollar 0.689 0.747
Bahamian Dollar 0.730 1.030
Bahraini Dinar 2.467 2.838
Bangladeshi Taka 0.010 0.013
Barbadian or Bajan Dollar 0.457 0.537
Belizean Dollar 0.407 0.541
Bermudian Dollar 0.795 1.030
Bolivian Bolíviano 0.122 0.168
Brazilian Real 0.243 0.282
British Pound 1.230 1.293
Bruneian Dollar 0.571 0.673
Bulgarian Lev 0.546 0.627
Canadian Dollar 0.730 0.767
Caymanian Dollar 1.044 1.308
Chilean Peso 0.001 0.002
Chinese Yuan Renminbi 0.136 0.155
Colombian Peso 0.000 0.000
Costa Rican Colon 0.002 0.002
Croatian Kuna 0.144 0.167
Czech Koruna 0.040 0.048
Danish Krone 0.147 0.160
Dominican Peso 0.018 0.022
East Caribbean Dollar 0.337 0.407
Egyptian Pound 0.047 0.062
Euro 1.107 1.164
Fijian Dollar 0.435 0.520
Gibraltar Pound 1.202 1.329
Guatemalan Quetzal 0.119 0.142
Honduran Lempira 0.038 0.045
Hong Kong Dollar 0.120 0.135
Hungarian Forint 0.003 0.004
Icelandic Krona 0.008 0.009
Indian Rupee 0.013 0.015
Indonesian Rupiah 0.000 0.000
Iraqi Dinar 0.001 0.001
Israeli Shekel 0.248 0.290
Jamaican Dollar 0.007 0.009
Japanese Yen 0.009 0.009
Jersey Pound 1.218 1.306
Jordanian Dinar 1.310 1.536
Kenyan Shilling 0.009 0.011
South Korean Won 0.001 0.001
Kuwaiti Dinar 3.057 3.517
Lebanese Pound 0.001 0.001
Malaysian Ringgit 0.223 0.267
Mauritian Rupee 0.027 0.032
Mexican Peso 0.049 0.053
Moroccan Dirham 0.099 0.121
Nepalese Rupee 0.007 0.010
Dutch Guilder 0.530 0.600
New Zealand Dollar 0.654 0.722
Nicaraguan Cordoba 0.029 0.034
Norwegian Krone 0.111 0.122
Omani Rial 2.390 2.805
CFP Franc 0.009 0.010
Pakistani Rupee 0.006 0.008
Papua New Guinean Kina 0.252 0.332
Paraguayan Guarani 0.000 0.000
Peruvian Sol 0.277 0.325
Philippine Peso 0.018 0.021
Polish Zloty 0.248 0.288
Romanian Leu 0.229 0.268
Russian Ruble 0.014 0.017
Saudi Arabian Riyal 0.251 0.284
Seychellois Rupee 0.063 0.077
Singapore Dollar 0.694 0.765
South African Rand 0.066 0.079
Sri Lankan Rupee 0.005 0.006
Swedish Krona 0.106 0.114
Swiss Franc 0.975 1.041
Taiwan New Dollar 0.030 0.036
Tanzanian Shilling 0.000 0.000
Thai Baht 0.028 0.033
Tunisian Dinar 0.289 0.373
Turkish Lira 0.130 0.261
Ukrainian Hryvnia 0.031 0.041
Emirati Dirham 0.256 0.291
Uruguayan Peso 0.026 0.034
Vietnamese Dong 0.000 0.000
LA Currency
LA Currency
Los Angeles

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Best USD exchange rates at ICE America in Los Angeles

Exchange USD ICE America Buy ICE America Sell
Emirati Dirham 0.299
Australian Dollar 0.800
Barbadian or Bajan Dollar 0.560
Brazilian Real 0.291
Belizean Dollar 0.518
Canadian Dollar 0.824
Swiss Franc 1.125
Chilean Peso 0.002
Chinese Yuan Renminbi 0.163
Colombian Peso 0.000
Costa Rican Colon 0.002
Czech Koruna 0.050
Danish Krone 0.169
Dominican Peso 0.023
Euro 1.280
Fijian Dollar 0.543
British Pound 1.433
Guatemalan Quetzal 0.145
Hong Kong Dollar 0.143
Indian Rupee 0.016
Icelandic Krona 0.009
Jamaican Dollar 0.009
Japanese Yen 0.010
South Korean Won 0.001
Mexican Peso 0.057
Nicaraguan Cordoba 0.036
Norwegian Krone 0.131
New Zealand Dollar 0.767
Peruvian Sol 0.337
Philippine Peso 0.021
Russian Ruble 0.017
Swedish Krona 0.123
Singapore Dollar 0.816
Thai Baht 0.034
Trinidadian Dollar 0.164
Taiwan New Dollar 0.036
Vietnamese Dong 0.000
East Caribbean Dollar 0.423
CFP Franc 0.011
South African Rand 0.080
ICE America
ICE America
Los Angeles

ICE International Currency Exchange is one of the largest and most respected retail currency exchange brands in the world, with an impressive 40 year history. With over 320 branches worldwide, we operate in 20 countries, across four continents and can be found in more than 65 airports worldwide. We manage a transaction every 6 seconds and serve more than 7 million customers a year. We are a global organization that has grown from humble roots, originating in London, England more than 40 years...

ICE America Buy rate – this is the rate at which ICE America buy foreign currency back from travellers to exchange into local currency. For example, if you were returning from America, we would exchange your dollars back into euros at the buy rate.

ICE America Sell rate – this is the rate at which ICE America sell foreign currency in exchange for local currency. For example, if you were heading to Canada, you would exchange your currency for Canadian dollars at the sell rate.

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2018 East Los Angeles Christmas Parade Scheduled for Sunday
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Los Angeles teachers poised to strike in January

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Kia hints at redesigned Soul

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