Los Ángeles is the largest metropolitan city in Alta California. The original name was "El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Ángeles de la Porciúncula" - The town of Our Lady Queen of the Angels of the Porciuncula. It is the entertainment and cultural capital of Alta California and has the majority of the population (with San Diego in a close second).
Originally located inland next to the Rio de Los Angeles, it has grown since the 1900's to include several smaller towns incorporated within its greater metropolitan area. Increased militarization and fighting with Tejas caused somewhat of a decline in tourism and economy, but with fighting with Tejas over, the city is experiencing a rennaisance in construction, tourism, and industry.