The largest urban region in the world – the Los Angeles Megalopolis

Our home in Orange County is referred to by people outside of Southern California as “L.A.” or “Greater L.A.”. Our Airport is listed as Orange County or Irvine or Santa Ana. When we say we are from Orange County, people look at us as someone who comes from a city that is so unknown, that we need to use the county name.

So what is the reality? Where are we from? Here are some quotes that I collected:

“the largest (areawise) urban regions in the world – the Los Angeles megalopolis”
Applied Information Science Branch of NASA

“Greater Los Angeles (also referred to locally as Southern California or The Southland) is such a sprawling area that residents refer to broad general sub-regions. It is not always meaningful to refer to Los Angeles as a distinct city, but people outside of Southern California commonly refer to the entire region as “L.A.,” even though there are five counties, over 100 distinct municipalities, hundreds of neighborhoods and districts, and more people than any individual state except for Texas, New York, and Florida.
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When Islam Almost Vanished

By Jawad Jafry (some comments by Waqas)

The genocide lasted decades. Historians said that the world had never seen murder and destruction on such a massive scale. Millions died and those left alive often longed for death. People openly wondered whether the light of Islam would be forever extinguished. But the course of history changed through some of God’s most unassuming servants.

In the thirteenth century a tidal wave of devastation swept over the Muslim world. City after city, region after region disintegrated amidst a storm of iron and fire. The death toll was incredible. The figures in parenthesis represent the equivalent population in today’s terms.
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