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Los Angeles

Located in Southern California, Los Angeles, often called L.A. or the City of Angels, is a well-known city for tourists and film & television enthusiasts. Visitors have access to the Hollywood Sign, various film studios, the Walk of Fame, and theme parks. However, it is important to note the deep connection to Korea that the city has as well. Korean immigrants started settling here in waves in the early 20th century, and today it boasts the highest Korean population in any U.S. metropolitan area. Koreans and subsequent generations of Korean-Americans have created a thriving community in L.A.’s Koreatown, known for its Korean food and mix of new and historic buildings. Other notable sites that solidify the deep connection between L.A. and South Korea include the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Los Angeles, the Korean Cultural Center, and the Korean American National Museum.