Updated at 2022-04-17
Southern California has the largest Asian population in the United States. With the boom in Asian-run hotels near Los Angeles in 1974, several dozen Taiwanese merchants relocated to Southern California and established the first commercial association in the United States. Nearly half a century later, the Taiwan Hotel and Motel Association of Southern California has overcome economic volatility. It remains the foremost institute fighting for Asian rights in the United States. The flag in the picture was gifted to Mayor Wen-tsan Cheng during a visit to the United States in 2019.
Area: 423,970 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 39 million
Main industries/features: California is the third-largest state in the United States by land area and the most populous state in the United States with a GDP of 2.67 trillion U.S. dollars, the highest among all states. If California were an independent country, it would be the fifth-largest economy globally. Los Angeles County, California, is the most populous county in the United States, and San Bernardino County is the largest county in the United States by area.