Updated at 2022-04-25
The cufflinks in the picture feature the shield-shaped emblem of Los Angeles. The emblem was officially launched in 1905. There are four smaller shields within the central shield. The upper shields depict the American flag and the California flag, and the bottom shields depict the history of California. The Spanish ruled Los Angeles between 1542 and 1821. Therefore, the bottom right shield depicts the flag of Castile and León. Between 1822 and 1846, Los Angeles was ruled by Mexico. Therefore, the bottom left shield depicts an eagle with a snake in its mouth.
Area: 1,302 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 4 million
Main industries/features: Los Angeles is the largest city in California and the second-most populous city in the United States. The metropolitan area of Los Angeles alone has a population of 18.7 million. The Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area is world-renowned for its culture and entertainment industries, including film and music. It is also the global hub for science, technology, and trade.