California Los-Angeles. Places of interest

California is perhaps the most unique state in the USA. It leads the country in manufacturing and farming. Its area

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ЮЖНО-САХАЛИНСКИЙ ЛИЦЕЙ ЭКОНОМИКИ И ПРАВА

 

 

 

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Работа по английскому языку

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CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES

PLACES OF INTEREST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Работу выполнила

Ученица 11 технического класса

Нуреева Виктория Алексеевна

 

 

 

 

Руководитель

Учитель английского языка

ФИО

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Южно-Сахалинск

2003

 

Table of Contents.

 

Introduction.……………………………………………………………..……………3

I. California

1.1. California today………………………………………………………………………….4

1.2.The History of Los Angeles County……………………………………………………4

II. Los Angeles

2.1. Los Angeles now………………………………………………………………………..7

2.2. Disneyland……………………………………………………………………………….9

2.3. Six Flags Magic Mountain…………………………………………………………….14

2.4 Universal Studios……………………………………………………………………....15

Conclusion..………………………………………………………………...……….16

Literature…….………………………………………………………………………17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction.

 

California, Los Angeles, Disneyland, Hollywood, Beverly Hills…have you ever heard these names? I am sure you have. What are these places , where are they situated, what is their history? I am sure this question have at least onece stirred your curiosity. In my work Ive tried to cover all these most interesting questions, including history, places of interest their description and even parks entrance fees. I hope my work will help you to get better acquainted with one of the most beautiful state of the USA California and its one of the most gougeous cities Los Angeles, or a City of Angels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I.California.

 

1.1.California today.

California is perhaps the most unique state in the USA. It leads the country in manufacturing and farming. Its area is the 3rd in the country and it has the largest population, of which the white people constitute less than 50%. It is the most popular place to spend vacations - hiking in National parks, swimming in the Pacific Ocean and sightseeing in the cities. Such well-known places as Hollywood Disneyland, Death Valley, and the San Diego Zoo are located in California.First European settlements in California were Spanish, and in 1821, when Mexico became independent, it became its part. In 1848 the United States took control over this state. And on September 9, 1850, it became the 31 state of the USA.

  1. Capital - Sacramento.
  2. Population - 29,839,250 (1st).

The state symbols are:

  1. Bird - California Valley Quail,
  2. Flower - Golden Poppy,
  3. Motto - "Eureka" ("I have found it"),
  4. Song - "I love you, California",
  5. Tree - California Redwood.

 

1.2.The History of Los Angeles County.

 

When Spanish occupation of California began in 1769, an exploratory expedition of more than 60 persons led by Gaspar de Portola moved north through the area now known as Los Angeles. They camped by a river where fertile soil and availability of water for irrigation impressed members of the party. Father Juan Crespi, who accompanied the group, saw the location as having all the requirements for a large settlement. He named the river El Rio de Nuestra Senora la Reyna de Los Angeles de Porciuncula, which means “The River of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of Porciuncula.”
In September 1771 Father Junipero Serra and a group of Spaniards founded the San Gabriel Mission as the center of the first "community" in an area inhabited by small bands of Gabrielino Indians.

Twelve years after Portola's trek, which began in San Diego and ended in Monterey, a company of settlers called "Los Pobladores" were recruited in the states of Sonora and Sinaloa in Mexico. Their mission, under authority of Governor Felipe de Neve, was to establish pueblos in the name of the king of Spain.

On September 4, 1781, the Pobladores, a group of 12 families - 46 men, women and children led by Captain Rivera y Moncada - established a community in the area discovered by Portola, and named it El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reyna de Los Angeles de Porciuncula, after the nearby river. Over time, the area became known as the Ciudad de Los Angeles, "City of Angels," and on April 4, 1850 became the City of Los Angeles.

California was ruled by Spain until 1822 when Mexico assumed jurisdiction. After a two-year period of hostilities with Mexico beginning in 1846, the area came under U.S. control. In 1848 the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo made California a United States territory.The County of Los Angeles was established on February 18, 1850 as one of the 27 original counties, several months before California was admitted to the Union. It derived its name from the area known as Los Angeles, already a large community, and made it the designated "seat" of County government.

On April 1, 1850 the people of Los Angeles County asserted their newly won right of self-government and elected a three-man Court of Sessions as their first governing body. A total of 377 votes were cast in this election. In 1852 the Legislature dissolved the Court of Sessions and created a five-member Board of Supervisors. In 1913 the citizens of Los Angeles County approved a charter recommended by a board of freeholders which gave the County greater freedom to govern itself within the framework of state law.

 

 

Land Area4,081.58 Square MilesUnincorporated Area2,653.5 Square MilesFlat Land1,741 Square MilesMountains1,875 Square MilesHilly Land246 Square MilesIslands131 Square MilesMountain Valleys59 Square MilesMarsh Land28 Square Miles

The official flag of the county of Los Angeles is blue, green and gold.The blue signifies clear skies. The green border is to keep Los Angeles beautiful and the gold lettering "county of Los Angeles" stands for the land of opportunity for everyone since gold was discovered in California.

The seal is the official seal of the County of Los Angeles.

The flag was approved on October 17, 1967 by the Board of Supervisors and flew for the first time in front of the County Courthouse on March 28, 1968.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II.Los Angeles.

 

2.1. Los Angeles now.

 

Los Angeles teems with excitement both sunup and sundown. Los Angeles is a youthful, vibrant city, proud of her well extablished roots.

Claimed for Spain by Portuguese conquistador Juan Cabrillo in 1542, the sleepy Indian village of 4000 was named ElPueblo Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles “The city of Our Lady Queen of the Angels.”

Today the “City Of Angels” hosts an assortment of lifestyles and a population of nearly three million, with over seven million in Los Angeles Country.

The boundaries econompass over 463 square miles of urban ,desert, mountain and coastl landscapes. This area is large enough to hold the combined cities of St. Louis, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Boston, Pittsburgh, Manhattan and San Francisco.

Los angeles basks in a mediterranean climate and 350 days of golden sun yearly. The dry summers and comfortable winters make L.A. the envy of the nation.

Beverly Hills is the world-famous meeting place for the elite and the curious visitor. Rolls Royces, Mercedes and Jaguars line the streets, and the famous and not-so-famous stroll these chic boulevards in search of recognition and fashion trends. Gucci, Pucci, Giorgios, Tiffanys and a host of other prestigious stores add glamour and excitement to the shoping scene.

Just around the corner, nestled under the landmark H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D sign, Hollywood thrives on the creative energies of film direct

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