The name of the city of Los Angeles, translated into English as ‘The Angels’, is familiar across the world. What was the city’s full original name however?

Answer: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles del Río de Porciúncula. In English it translates to ‘The Town of Our Lady the Queen of Angels of the Porciuncula River.’ Over time, the abbreviated Los Angeles has been used for short.

Source: From West to East by Stephen Schwartz

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