Los Angeles metropolitan area
A metropolitan area in the U.S. is characterized by a relatively high population density and close economic ties through the area, albeit, without the legal incorporation that is found within cities. The Gross Metropolitan Product is measured by the Bureau of Economic Analysis under the U.S. Department of Commerce and includes only metropolitan areas. The GMP of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metropolitan area located in California is among the highest in the United States in 2017, reaching some 978.2 billion U.S. dollars. The Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas metro area aggregated approximately 526 billion U.S. dollars in the same year. The Los Angeles metro area had one of the largest populations in the country, totaling 13.31 million people in 2016. The Greater Los Angeles region has one of the largest economies in the world and is the U.S. headquarters of many international car manufacturers including Honda, Mazda, and Hyundai. Its entertainment industry has generated plenty of tourism and includes world famous beaches, shopping, motion picture studios, and amusement parks. The Hollywood district is known as the “movie capital of the U.S.” and has its historical roots in the country’s film industry. Its port, the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach are aggregately one of the world’s busiest ports. The Port of Los Angeles generated some 441,25 million U.S. dollars in revenue in 2016.