West Covina

a city in SW California, E of Los Angeles. 80,094.

* * *

      city, Los Angeles county, southern California, U.S. It lies at the eastern end of the San Gabriel Valley and is about 20 miles (30 km) east of the city centre of Los Angeles. Settled in 1905, it began as an agricultural community surrounded by citrus and walnut groves. After World War II it experienced rapid growth with the urbanization of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. West Covina consists almost entirely of moderate-size single-family homes, and its labour force mainly commutes to Los Angeles, Pomona, and other nearby manufacturing and commercial centres. Its population is predominantly Hispanic and Asian. Angeles National Forest is north of the city. Inc. city, 1923. Pop. (1990) 96,086; (2000) 105,080.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • West Covina — West Covina …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • West Covina — Ciudad de los Estados Unidos Lema: Live, Work, Play …   Wikipedia Español

  • West Covina — West Covina, CA U.S. city in California Population (2000): 105080 Housing Units (2000): 32058 Land area (2000): 16.105140 sq. miles (41.712120 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 16.105140 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • West Covina, CA — U.S. city in California Population (2000): 105080 Housing Units (2000): 32058 Land area (2000): 16.105140 sq. miles (41.712120 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 16.105140 sq. miles (41.712120 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • West Covina — [kō vē′nə] city in SW Calif., near Los Angeles: pop. 105,000 …   English World dictionary

  • West Covina — 34° 03′ 24″ N 117° 55′ 07″ W / 34.05666667, 117.91861111 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • West Covina — Original name in latin West Covina Name in other language West Covina, Zapadna Kovina, Zapadnaja Kovina, Западна Ковина, Западная Ковина State code US Continent/City America/Los Angeles longitude 34.06862 latitude 117.93895 altitude 120… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • West Covina — West′ Co•vi′na [[t]kəˈvi nə[/t]] n. geg a city in SW California, E of Los Angeles. 101,526 …   From formal English to slang

  • West Covina — geographical name city SW California population 105,080 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • West Covina — city, SW California 91793*; pop. 96,086 …   Webster's Gazetteer

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.