Los Angeles

The effects of globalization have endowed several geographical locations with economic, political, social, and cultural significance. Los Angeles, California, is the second largest city in the United States, and although it is not considered to be one of the urban sociologist Saskia Sassen's three “global cities”—referring to New York, London, and Tokyo—it is regarded as a major contributor to several cultural aspects of California and the larger United States. As the county seat, the city of Los Angeles is surrounded by 88 other cities, incorporating more than 10 million residents.

From its very inception in the mid-18th century, the city of Los Angeles has been associated with religion and has contributed widely to the diversity of faith-based communities. The current distribution of religious congregations and centers ...

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