Monterey Park, California

Los Angeles County


Monterey Park is a city in Los Angeles County in the U.S. state of California, United States, with 62,700 inhabitants ( 2004). The geographic coordinates are: 34.05 ° N, 118.13 ° West. The metropolitan area has a size of 19.9 km ².

The motto is "Pride in the past, Faith in the future" ( "Proud of the Past, Faith in the Future" ).


Before the Spanish colonization, the area was populated by the Tongva Indians. The Indians lived in buildings with dome -like structures.

In the early 19th century, the area was part of the Mission San Gabriel and later the Rancho San Antonio. By 1870, many Tongva were killed by diseases of the Old World.


In the 1980s, the place Little Taipei ( Taipei Small ) was called. Many shops in Chinatown, Los Angeles opened branches here. Since 1990, Monterey Park has a majority of residents of Asian descent. Nowadays, many students are in the city in the second or third generation of Asian descent. In the late 1980s, an English-language signs was enforced by law.

Since the early 1990s, one hears mostly the Cantonese language in Chinese shops, because the immigrants from Taiwan no longer dominate.

While born in the United States Latino population diminishes, new immigrants will be added from Mexico.

  • Location in California
  • Location in North America
  • Los Angeles County