Los Angeles, California (often abbreviated as L.A., arm: Լոս Անջելես) has the second largest Armenian diaspora community in the world, after Moscow, Russia. Its pleasant Mediterranean climate, business opportunities and cosmopolitan culture has attracted Armenian immigrants from all over the world. Los Angeles County, a vast, mostly suburban sprawl, consists of many cities. Armenians have tended to collect in pockets of the city, and are especially concentrated in the following cities and towns:
File:La-armenianspeakers.jpg Neighboring Orange County is home to a significant, if thinly spread Armenian community, while the communities in Ventura County and the Inland Empire are still quite small.
Relations with Armenia
- Los Angeles itself has been a sister city of Yerevan since August 19, 2005.
Armenians from Los Angeles
These are Armenians who were born or who have lived in the city of Los Angeles:
Edward Nalbandyan, Harut Sassounian, Howard Kazanjian, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kirk Kerkorian, Larry Gagosian, Mark Geragos, Raffi Hovannisian, Raffi Kojian, Vahe Keushguerian, Gourgen Yanikian