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{{quote|Imagine a city full of people ruthlessly pursuing wealth, fame and self-improvement, at any cost? Where everyone you met was either a celebrity, trying to be a celebrity, or used to be a celebrity? Where nature's bounty meant you could enjoy perfect weather all year round? Where the air was so good you could literally see and taste it? Dare to dream, because that city exists...|GTA V Manual}} {{Infobox city
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{{DISPLAYTITLE: Los Santos}}
|name= Los Santos
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{{Disambiglink|For the [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]] rendition, see [[Los Santos (3D Universe)]]}}
|image= [[File:LosSantosPics.png|right]]
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{{Quote|Imagine a city full of people ruthlessly pursuing wealth, fame and self-improvement, at any cost? Where everyone you met was either a celebrity, trying to be a celebrity, or used to be a celebrity? Where nature's bounty meant you could enjoy perfect weather all year round? Where the air was so good you could literally see and taste it? Dare to dream, because that city exists...|GTA V Manual}}
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{{Infobox city
|pop=estimated 4,000,000+
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|name = Los Santos
|established=1781
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|image = LSMontage-GTAV.png
|state= [[San Andreas in HD Universe|San Andreas]]
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|imagesize = 315px
|country = [[United States]]
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|games = [[Grand Theft Auto V]]|caption = From top, skyline of [[Downtown Los Santos]], middle-left [[Del Perro Pier]], upper middle-right the Los Santos drains, lower middle-right, [[Portola Drive]], to the lower-left, The [[Vinewood Sign]] and to the lower-right, [[Galileo Observatory]]|motto = Bulimic Capital of America
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|pop = 4,000,000 <small>(estimated)</small>
}}'''Los Santos''' is a fictional city located in the southwestern [[United States of America|United States]] in [[Los Santos County]] within the State of [[San Andreas in HD Universe|San Andreas]] in [[Grand Theft Auto V]]. GTA V is the city's 2nd appearance in the series after [[GTA SA|GTA San Andreas]]. Los Santos is based on [[wp:Los Angeles|Los Angeles, California]], and its greater metropolitan area. Los Santos is Spanish for "The Saints", a play on "The Angels".
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|established = [[1781]]
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|state = [[San Andreas (HD Universe)|San Andreas]]
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|country = [[United States of America]]
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|games = ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
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|caption = From top to bottom, left to right: skyline of [[Downtown Los Santos (HD Universe)|Downtown Los Santos]], [[Sightings Bar & Restaurant|Sightings]] restaurant at the [[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]], [[Portola Drive]], [[Los Santos City Hall (HD Universe)|Los Santos City Hall]], [[Vinewood Sign]], [[Rancho Towers]] in [[South Los Santos]], and [[Gentry Manor Hotel]] at [[Eclipse Boulevard]].
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|motto = "Bulimic capital of America"}}
   
Like its real-life counterpart of ''LA,'' Los Santos is a huge sprawling metropolis with a lot of cultures, the film-making industry and the hood life, just to name a couple. Not unlike [[Liberty City in HD Universe|Liberty City]] in GTA IV, the time and date of the city is present of the year the game was released (2013).
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'''Los Santos''' is a major city located in southern [[San Andreas (HD Universe)|San Andreas]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''. GTA V marks Los Santos' second appearance in the series after ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'', which came out in [[2004]]. The new rendition of the city is much more detailed, larger, and looks more alive than ever before. Los Santos is based on [[wp:Los Angeles|Los Angeles]], [[wp:California|California]] and its greater metropolitan area. Los Santos is Spanish for "The Saints", a play on "The Angels", which is the translation of Los Angeles.
GTA V's rendition of Los Santos is divided into the sections of North Los Santos, East Los Santos, West Los Santos and South Los Santos, in which beneath the sections the streets are divided into districts or neighborhoods, and one incorporated[[Davis| city]].
 
   
The city is served by the [[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]], which is one of the busiest airports in the world. Los Santos also has an extensive [[Los Santos Transit|transit system]].
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Like its real-life counterpart, Los Santos is a huge and sprawling metropolis with various different cultures, ranging from the prestigious film-making industry of [[Vinewood (HD Universe)|Vinewood]] to the suburban hood life of [[Strawberry]], just to name a few. Like [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'', the time and date of the city is the same as the year the game was released ([[2013]]).
   
The city was first revealed in the debut trailer of [[GTA V]].
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Los Santos serves as the County Seat of [[Los Santos County]], the most developed and populated county in southern San Andreas.
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==Geography==
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{{Under Construction}}
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Los Santos is divided into 40 districts and neighborhoods, some of which were incorporated communities that merged into the city.
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|align=center style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|[[File:PillboxHill-GTAV.png|400px]]
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'''[[Downtown Los Santos (HD Universe)|Downtown]]''' ([[wp:Downtown Los Angeles|Downtown Los Angeles]])<br />
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Downtown is the financial center of Los Santos and its most urbanised area, with the presence of the tallest high-rises in the city, including the huge [[Maze Bank Tower]], the [[FIB Headquarters|FIB]] and [[IAA Headquarters|IAA]] buildings, the [[Union Depository]] and the [[Mile High Club]], still under construction. The district is divided into the neighborhoods of [[Pillbox Hill]], [[Mission Row]], [[Textile City]] and [[Legion Square]].
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'''[[South Los Santos]]''' ([[wp:South Los Angeles|South Los Angeles]])<br />
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An economically depressed, predominantly African-American area of the city, characterized by street gangs and low-income housing projects. South Los Santos is divided into the neighborhoods of [[Strawberry]], [[Rancho]], [[Chamberlain Hills]] and [[Banning]], and also contains the incorporated city of [[Davis]].
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'''[[East Los Santos (HD Universe)|East Los Santos]]''' ([[wp:East Los Angeles, California|East Los Angeles]])<br />
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A large district with a high concentration of Latino residents and a strong gang presence, in particular the [[Los Santos Vagos (HD Universe)|Los Santos Vagos]] and the [[Marabunta Grande]]. Although the district is primarily industrial, it has been experiencing gentrification over the last years. East Los Santos is split into the neighborhoods of [[La Mesa]], [[Cypress Flats]], [[El Burro Heights]] and [[Murrieta Heights]].
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|align=center style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|[[File:Portola Drive.jpg|400px]]
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'''[[Rockford Hills]]''' ([[wp:Beverly Hills, California|Beverly Hills]])<br />
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Predominantly a shopping and residential area, Rockford Hills is an affluent incorporated city that merged into Los Santos. The iconic [[Portola Drive]] is a major tourist attraction in the city. The district also contains the smaller neighbourhood of [[Burton]] in the southeast.
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|align=center style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|[[File:DowntownVinewood-AerialView-GTAV.png|400px]]
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'''[[Vinewood (HD Universe)|Vinewood]]''' ([[wp:Hollywood|Hollywood]])<br />
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A large and affluent district, famous for being the home of the entertainment industry and for its theaters and nightclubs. Vinewood is divided into the neighborhoods of [[Alta]], [[Hawick]], [[Downtown Vinewood]], [[West Vinewood]], [[East Vinewood]] and [[Mirror Park]].
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'''[[Vinewood Hills]]''' ([[wp:Hollywood Hills|Hollywood Hills]])<br />
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Notable for its views of Los Santos, the iconic [[Vinewood Sign]] and its expensive homes and celebrity inhabitants.
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|align=center style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|[[File:LosSantosGolfClub-Richman-GTAV.png|400px]]
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'''[[Richman]]''' ([[wp:Bel Air, los Angeles|Bel Air]], [[wp:Holmby Hills, Los Angeles|Holmby Hills]])<br />
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A rich, high-class neighborhood known for its large luxury mansions. The [[Los Santos Golf Club]] is located here, making it an exclusive recreation area.
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|align=center style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|[[File:Morningwood-GTAV.png|400px]]
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'''[[Morningwood]]''' ([[wp:Westwood, Los Angeles|Westwood]])<br />
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A quiet and wealthy commercial and residential neighborhood, known for its historic theaters.
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|align=center style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|[[File:LittleSeoul-GTAV.png|400px]]
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'''[[Little Seoul]]''' ([[wp:Koreatown, Los Angeles|Koreatown]], [[wp:Wilshire, Los Angeles|Wilshire]])<br />
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Located in Central Los Santos, Little Seoul is a middle class district with an ethnically diverse population, home to Korean and Asian inmigrants.
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|align=center style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|[[File:WestLSnextgen.png|400px]]
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'''[[Del Perro]]''' ([[wp:Santa Monica, California|Santa Monica]])<br />
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A laidback, trendy beachfront community widely known for its beach and the world famous [[Pleasure Pier]].
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'''[[Vespucci]]''' ([[wp:Venice, Los Angeles|Venice]])<br />
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A residential, commercial and recreational beachfront neighborhood known for its canals, beaches and a world-famous [[Vespucci Beach Sidewalk|front walk]]. Vespucci is split into the neighborhoods of [[Vespucci Beach]], [[Vespucci Canals]] and [[Puerto Del Sol]].
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'''[[La Puerta]]''' ([[wp:San Pedro, Los Angeles|San Pedro]])<br />
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A community with strong roots in the fishing and longshoring industry, La Puerta is primarily industrial and sparsely populated. The district is the home of the [[Maze Bank Arena]].
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'''[[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]]''' ([[wp:Los Angeles International Airport|Los Angeles International Airport]])<br />
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One of the busiest airports in the world. The LSIA district is also the location of the airport's nearby warehouses, hotels and restaurants.
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'''[[Port of Los Santos]]''' ([[wp:Port of Los Angeles|Port of Los Angeles]])<br />
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The major seaport for the city of Los Santos and the busiest port in America. It is split into two areas: [[Elysian Island]], the location of [[Pier 400]], the [[Los Santos Naval Port|Naval Port]], shipyards and various warehouses, and [[Terminal]], a maritime container terminal.
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'''[[Pacific Bluffs]]''' ([[wp:Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles|Pacific Palisades]])<br />
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Home to the world-famous [[Kortz Center]] museum, Pacific Bluffs is the entrance gate to western Los Santos. Like neighboring Richman, it is predominantly a high-class residential district with a low population density.
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===Neighborhoods===
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====Downtown Los Santos====
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{| class="wikitable-sortable" style="font-size: 85%; padding: 20px; background-color: #333333;" width=300
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! style="background-color: #111111;" width=125| Neighborhood Name
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! style="background-color: #111111;"| Archetype's Name
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|[[Pillbox Hill]]||([[wp:Bunker Hill, Los Angeles|Bunker Hill]])
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|[[Mission Row]]||([[wp:Skid Row, Los Angeles|Skid Row]])
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! style="background-color: #111111;" width=125| Neighborhood Name
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! style="background-color: #111111;"| Archetype's Name
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|[[Textile City]]||([[wp:Fashion District, Los Angeles|Fashion District]])
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|[[Legion Square]]||([[wp:Pershing Square (Los Angeles)|Pershing Square]])
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====Vinewood====
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! style="background-color: #111111;" width=125| Neighborhood Name
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! style="background-color: #111111;"| Archetype's Name
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|[[Downtown Vinewood]]|| Downtown Hollywood
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|[[West Vinewood]]||([[wp:West Hollywood, California|West Hollywood]])
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|[[East Vinewood]]||([[wp:East Hollywood, Los Angeles|East Hollywood]])
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! style="background-color: #111111;" width=100| District Name
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! style="background-color: #111111;"| Archetype's Name
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|[[Alta]]||([[wp:Olvera Street|Olvera Street]])
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|[[Hawick]]||([[wp:Melrose Avenue|Melrose District]])
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|[[Mirror Park]]||([[wp:Echo Park, Los Angeles|Echo Park]])
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====South Los Santos====
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! style="background-color: #111111;"| Archetype's Name
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|[[Davis]]||([[wp:Compton, California|Compton]])
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|[[Strawberry]]||([[wp:Inglewood|Inglewood]])
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|[[Chamberlain Hills]]||([[wp:Crenshaw|Crenshaw]])
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! style="background-color: #111111;"| Archetype's Name
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|[[Rancho]]||([[wp:Watts, Los Angeles|Watts]], [[wp:Florence, Los Angeles|Florence]])
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|[[Banning]]||([[wp:Wilmington, Los Angeles|Wilmington]])
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====East Los Santos====
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|[[La Mesa]]||([[wp:Arts District, Los Angeles|Arts District]])
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|[[Cypress Flats]]||([[wp:Vernon, California|Vernon]], [[wp:Long Beach, California|Long Beach]])
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|[[El Burro Heights]]||([[wp:Signal Hill, California|Signal Hill]])
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|[[Murrieta Heights]]||([[wp:Boyle Heights, Los Angeles|Boyle Heights]])
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====Vespucci====
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|[[Vespucci Beach]]||([[wp:Venice, Los Angeles#Venice Beach|Venice Beach]])
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|[[Vespucci Canals]]||([[wp:Venice Canal Historic District|Venice Canals]])
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|[[Puerto Del Sol]]||([[wp:Marina del Rey, California|Marina del Rey]])
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==Landmarks and Sightings==
 
==Landmarks and Sightings==
*[[Mile High Club]]
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===Skyscrapers and corporate buildings===
*[[Maze Bank Arena]] ([[wp:The_Forum_(Inglewood)|Great Western Forum]])
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[[File:DowntownLS2-GTAV.jpg|thumb|Downtown LS.]]
*[[Los Santos Country Club]] ([[wp:Los Angeles Country Club|Los Angeles Country Club]])
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*[[Vinewood Sign]] ([[wp:Hollywood Sign|Hollywood Sign]])
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Los Santos is not as renowned as [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]] for its cityscape, but many important companies as well as government agencies [[FIB]] and [[IAA]] are headquartered here. Most of the city's high rises are located in [[Downtown Los Santos (HD Universe)|Downtown LS]], and the rest are scattered throughout the nearby districts of [[Little Seoul]] and [[Rockford Hills]].
*[[Maze Bank Tower]] ([[wp:US Bank Tower|US Bank Tower]])
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*[[3 Alta Street Tower]] ([[wp:File:Towers on Fig.jpg|801 Tower]])
*[[Sightings Bar & Restaurant]] ([[wp:Theme Building|Theme Building]])
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*[[707 Vespucci]] (800 Wilshire Boulevard)
*[[Badger Building]] ([[wp:Capitol Records Tower|Capitol Records Building]])
 
 
*[[Arcadius Business Center]] ([[wp:Westin Bonaventure|Westin Bonaventure Hotel]])
 
*[[Arcadius Business Center]] ([[wp:Westin Bonaventure|Westin Bonaventure Hotel]])
*[[Los Santos City Hall (GTA V)|Los Santos City Hall ]] ([[wp:Los Angeles City Hall|Los Angeles City Hall]])
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*[[Badger Building]] ([[wp:Capitol Records Building|Capitol Records Building]])
*[[Pegasus Concierge Hotel]] ([[wp:Sunset Tower|Sunset Tower&nbsp;Hotel]] )
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*[[FIB Headquarters]] ([[wp:One California Plaza|One California Plaza]])
*[[wp:Standard Hotel|Standard Hotel]] look alike
 
*[[wp:File:Towers_on_Fig.jpg|801 Tower]] look alike
 
*Puerta del Sol Yacht Club ([[wp:Marina City Club|Marina City Club]])
 
*[[Lombank Building]] ([[Wp:100 Wilshire Building|100 Wilshire Building]])
 
*Rockford Hills City Hall ([[wp:Beverly Hills City Hall|Beverly Hills City Hall]])
 
*[[Rockford Plaza]] ([[wp:Beverly Center|Beverly Center]])
 
*Von Crastenberg Richman ([[wp:Beverly Hilton|Beverly Hilton]])
 
*[[Vinewood Bowl]] ([[wp:Hollywood Bowl|Hollywood Bowl]])
 
*[[Weazel Plaza]] ([[wp:Fox Plaza, Los Angeles|Fox Plaza]])
 
*[[FIB Headquarters]] ([[wp:One California Plaza|One California Plaza]])
 
 
*[[IAA Headquarters]] ([[wp:Two California Plaza|Two California Plaza]])
 
*[[IAA Headquarters]] ([[wp:Two California Plaza|Two California Plaza]])
*[[Schlongberg Sachs Center]] ([[wp:Citigroup_Center_(Los_Angeles)|Citigroup Center]])
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*[[Little Seoul Tower]] ([[wp:Equitable Life Building (Los Angeles)|Equitable Life Building]])
*[[Union Depository Tower]]
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*[[Lombank Building]] (100 Wilshire Building)
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*[[Lombank Tower]] ([[wp:File:HSBC_Building, 7th and Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA, 2012.jpg|Figueroa Tower]])
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*[[Maze Bank Tower]] ([[wp:US Bank Tower|US Bank Tower]])
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*[[Mile High Club]] ([[wp:JW Marriott Hotels|JW Marriott]] & [[wp:Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company|Ritz-Carlton]] hotels) <small>(under construction)</small>
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*[[Penris Building]] ([[wp:File:1000_Wilshire.jpg|Wedbush Securities Building]])
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*[[Richards Majestic|Richards Majestic Tower]] ([[wp:Constellation Place|Constellation Place]])
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*[[Schlongberg Sachs Center]] ([[wp:Citigroup Center (Los Angeles)|Citigroup Center]])
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*[[Union Depository Tower]] (Mellon Bank Center & [[wp:Gas Company Tower|Gas Company Tower]])
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*[[Weazel Plaza]] ([[wp:Fox Plaza, Los Angeles|Fox Plaza]])
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*[[Wiwang Tower]] ([[wp:5900 Wilshire|Variety Building]] & [[wp:Aon Center (Los Angeles)|Aon Center]])
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===Hotels===
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Los Santos, especially the northern side of the city, is praised for its high quality hotels. There are many famous hotel chains such as the one owned by the affluent [[Von Crastenburg Family]].
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*[[Banner Hotel & Spa]] (Fairmont Miramar Hotel)
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*[[The Emissary]] ([[wp:Millennium Biltmore Hotel|Millennium Biltmore Hotel]])
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*[[The Generic Hotel]] ([[wp:Standard Hotel|Standard Hotel]])
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*[[Gentry Manor Hotel]] ([[wp:Chateau Marmont Hotel|Chateau Marmont Hotel]])
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*[[Hookah Palace]] (Figueroa Hotel)
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*[[Opium Nights]] (Sheraton Gateway Hotel)
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*[[Pegasus Concierge Hotel]] ([[wp:Sunset Tower|Sunset Tower]])
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*[[The Richman Hotel]] ([[wp:Beverly Hills Hotel|Beverly Hills Hotel]])
 
*[[Rockford Dorset Hotel]] ([[wp:Beverly Wilshire Hotel|Beverly Wilshire Hotel]])
 
*[[Rockford Dorset Hotel]] ([[wp:Beverly Wilshire Hotel|Beverly Wilshire Hotel]])
*[[WIWANG Tower]]
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*[[Von Crastenburg Hotel]] ([[wp:Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel|Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel]])
*[[Dream Tower]]
 
*[[Opium Nights (Los Santos)|Opium Nights Hotel]]
 
   
==Air and Sea Ports==
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===Residential buildings===
*[[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]] ([[wp:LAX|Los Angeles International Airport]])
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Aside from houses, there are also large apartment buildings for people to live in. These buildings are typically high-end and go up to thousands of dollars in price, except the low-rise housing projects of [[South Los Santos]].
*[[Port of Los Santos]] ([[wp:Port of Los Angeles|Port of Los Angeles]])
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*[[Dream Tower]] (Wilshire Christian Manor)
==Districts/Neighborhoods==
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*[[Eclipse Towers]] (Sierra Towers)
====Central Los Santos ====
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*[[Kayton Towers]] (Central Plaza)
[[File:DowntownLS.png|thumb|Central Los Santos from air.]]
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*[[Rancho Projects]] ([[wp:Nickerson Gardens|Nickerson Gardens]])
Central Los Santos districts make up the area of Downtown Los Santos. The area is bounded by the Del Perro Freeway to the north, the La Puerta freeway to the west, the Olympic Freeway to the south and the Los Santos River to the east. The area is chracterised as Los Santos' most urbanised area, with the presence of the tallest high-rises.
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*[[Tinsel Towers]] (Sierra Towers) <small>(shortened version)</small>
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*[[Weazel Plaza]] ([[wp:Fox Plaza, Los Angeles|Fox Plaza]])
   
*[[Downtown Los Santos (GTA V)|Downtown Los Santos]] ([[wp:Downtown Los Angeles|Downtown]])
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===Recreation and sports===
*[[Textile City]] ([[wp:Fashion District (Los Angeles)|Fashion District]])
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[[File:MazeBankArena.png|thumb|Maze Bank Arena.]]
*[[Mission Row]] ([[wp:Skid Row, Los Angeles|Skid Row]])
 
*[[Pillbox Hill]] ([[wp:Bunker Hill, Los Angeles|Bunker Hill]])
 
*[[Legion Square]] ([[wp:Pershing Square (Los Angeles)|Pershing Square]])
 
   
====North Los Santos====
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Los Santos is not only famous for its film culture, but also its sports. There are many famous sports teams in Los Santos that have fans arguing about them on [[Lifeinvader]].
North Los Santos comprises the neighborhoods that extend north from Downtown Los Santos into the Vinewood Hills at the northern fringes of the city. The area is suburban in nature and possesses Los Santos' most affluent and exclusive neighborhoods. [[File:NorthLS.png|thumb]]
 
   
*[[Alta]] ([[wp:Los Feliz|Los Feliz]])
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====Sports teams====
*[[Burton]] ([[wp:Beverly Grove, Los Angeles|Beverly Grove]])
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*[[Boars Baseball Club]] ([[wp:Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim|Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim]])
*[[Rockford Hills]] ([[wp:Beverly Hills, California|Beverly Hills]])
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*[[LS Squeezers]]
*[[Vinewood (GTA V)|Vinewood]] ([[wp:Hollywood, California|Hollywood]])
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*[[LS Pounders]]
*[[Richman (GTA V)|Richman]] ([[wp:Bel Air, Los Angeles|Bel Air]])
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*[[Los Santos Corkers Baseball Team]] ([[wp:Los Angeles Dodgers|Los Angeles Dodgers]])
*[[West Vinewood]] ([[wp:West Hollywood|West Hollywood]])
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*[[Feud Baseball Team]]
*[[Vinewood Hills (GTA V)|Vinewood Hills]] ([[wp:Hollywood Hills|Hollywood Hills]])
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*[[Los Santos Kings]] ([[wp:Los Angeles Kings|Los Angeles Kings]])
*[[Downtown Vinewood]] ([[wp:Downtown Hollywood|Downtown Hollywood]])
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*[[LS Benders]]
*[[Hawick]] ([[wp:Melrose District, Los Angeles, California|Melrose]])
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*[[U.C.L.S. Bookworms]]
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*[[Los Santos Panic Basketball Team]] ([[wp:Los Angeles Lakers|Los Angeles Lakers]])
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*[[San Andreas Magnetics]]
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*[[LS Jardineros]]
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*[[Los Santos Shrimps]]
   
====South Los Santos====
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====Locations====
[[South Los Santos]] includes the neighborhoods or areas that define as independent cities that extend south from Downtown Los Santos. The south of the city is home to Los Santos' poorest residents. The south-central districts has several low-income housing projects and garbage pilling up the streets. The city of [[Davis]] also lays in this area. South Los Santos is mostly based of [[wp:South Los Angeles|South Los Angeles]], as well as the city of [[wp:Long Beach, California|Long Beach]]. The port and docks of Los Santos is defined also as South Los Santos.[[File:SouthLS.png|thumb]]
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*[[Del Perro Plaza]] (Portofino Plaza)
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*[[Los Santos Golf Club]] ([[wp:Los Angeles Country Club|Los Angeles Country Club]])
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*[[Maze Bank Arena]] ([[wp:The Forum (Inglewood)|Great Western Forum]] & [[wp:Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum|Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum]])
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*[[Pleasure Pier]] ([[wp:Pacific Park|Pacific Park]])
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*[[Puerto Del Sol Yacht Club]] (Marina City Club)
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*[[Rockford Plaza]] ([[wp:Beverly Center|Beverly Center]])
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*[[Vinewood Bowl]] ([[wp:Hollywood Bowl|Hollywood Bowl]])
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*[[Vinewood Racetrack]] ([[wp:Hollywood Park Racetrack|Hollywood Park Racetrack]])
   
*[[Strawberry]] ([[wp:Inglewood, California|Inglewood]])
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===Art and Culture===
*[[Davis]] ([[wp:Compton, California|Compton]])
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Before the Internet age, people went to the various theatres of Los Santos to see movies. These theatres have been used since the 20th century and are what made the [[Vinewood (HD Universe)|Vinewood]] film industry famous. There are also art museums and galleries located throughout LS.
*[[Rancho]] ([[wp:Watts, Los Angeles|Watts]])
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* [[Betsy O'Neal Pavilion]] ([[wp:Dorothy Chandler Pavilion|Dorothy Chandler Pavilion]])
*[[Chamberlain Hills]] ([[wp:Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw, Los Angeles|Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw]])
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* [[Doppler|Doppler Cinema]] ([[wp:Hollywood Pacific Theatre|Hollywood Pacific Theatre]])
*[[La Puerta]] ([[wp:San Pedro, Los Angeles|San Pedro]])
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* [[Kortz Center]] ([[wp:Getty Center|Getty Center]])
*[[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]] ([[wp:Los Angeles International Airport|Los Angeles International Airport]])
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* [[Oriental Theater]] ([[wp:TCL Chinese Theatre|TCL Chinese Theatre]])
*[[Banning]] ([[wp:Wilmington, Los Angeles|Wilmington]])
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* [[San Andreas Gallery of Modern Art|San Andreas Gallery of Modern Art (SAGMA)]]
*[[Elysian Island]] ([[wp:Terminal_Island|Terminal Island]])
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* [[Sisyphus Theater]] ([[wp:Greek Theatre (Los Angeles)|Greek Theatre]])
*[[Cypress Flats]]([[wp:Long Beach|Long Beach]])
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* [[Ten Cent Theater]] ([[wp:Million Dollar Theater|Million Dollar Theater]])
*[[Terminal]] ([[wp:Long Beach Harbor|Long Beach Harbor]])
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* [[Tivoli Cinema]] ([[wp:Fox Bruin Theater|Fox Bruin Theater]])
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* [[Valdez Theater]] ([[wp:Pellissier Building and Wiltern Theatre|Wiltern Theater]])
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* [[Whirligig Theater]] ([[wp:El Capitan Theatre|El Capitan Theater]])
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* [[Weazel Morningwood]] ([[wp:Fox Theater, Westwood Village|Fox Theater, Westwood Village]])
   
====East Los Santos ====
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===Government===
[[East Los Santos (GTA V)|East Los Santos]] comprises the neighborhoods bounded between the [[Los Santos Freeway (GTA V)|Los Santos Freeway]] and the [[Los Santos River]] to the west and the [[Tataviam Mountains|Tataviam]] and [[Palomino Highlands]] mountain ranges to the east. The area sees considerable disparities of wealth, with northern districts (e.g. East Vinewood and Mirror Park) being home to the elite and middle classes, districts in central east Los Santos (e.g. El Burro Heights, Murrieta Heights, La Mesa) possessing working class residents and southern districts being home to many of Los Santos' harsh industrial facilities.
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Each of the incorporated cities within the Los Santos metropolitan area has a representative city hall, while the center of the government of the city is located in [[Alta]]:
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*[[Los Santos City Hall (HD Universe)|Los Santos City Hall]] ([[wp:Los Angeles City Hall|Los Angeles City Hall]])
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**[[Davis City Hall]] (Compton City Hall)
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**[[Del Perro City Hall]] (Santa Monica City Hall)
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**[[Rockford Hills City Hall]] ([[wp:File:Beverly Hills City Hall,_LA,_CA,_jjron_21.03.2012.jpg|Beverly Hills City Hall]])
   
*[[East Vinewood]] ([[wp:East Hollywod|East Hollywood]]) 
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===Iconic landmarks===
*[[Mirror Park]] ([[wp:Echo Park, Los Angeles|Echo Park]], [[wp:Silver Lake, Los Angeles|Silver Lake]])
 
*[[East Los Santos (GTA V)|East Los Santos]] ([[wp:East Los Angeles|East Los Angeles]])
 
*[[La Mesa]] ([[wp:El Sereno|El Sereno]])
 
*[[El Burro Heights]] ([[wp:Signal Hill|Signal Hill]])
 
*[[Murrieta Heights]] ([[wp:Boyle Heights|Boyle Heights]])
 
*[[Cypress Flats]] ([[wp:Long Beach, Los Angeles|Long Beach]])
 
*[[Murrieta Oil Field]] ([[wp:Long Beach Oil Fields|Long Beach Oil Fields]])
 
   
====West Los Santos====
 
West Los Santos comprises the neighborhoods that sprawl west from Downtown Los Santos, extending as far as the Pacific Bluffs, at the city's western limits. Whilst not as affluent as North Los Santos, neighborhoods in the west of the city generally still possess high levels of wealth.
 
   
*[[Little Seoul]] ([[wp:Koreatown, Los Angeles|Koreatown]])
 
*[[Morningwood]] ([[wp:Westwood, Los Angeles|Westwood]])
 
*[[Del Perro]] ([[wp:Santa Monica, California|Santa Monica]])
 
*[[Pacific Bluffs]] ([[wp:Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles|Pacific Palisades]]/[[wp:Malibu, California#Malibu Bluffs Community Park and Malibu Bluffs Recreation Area|Malibu Bluffs Park]])
 
*[[Backlot City]] ([[wp:Culver City, California|Culver City]])
 
*[[La Puerta]] ( [[wp:San Pedro, Los Angeles|San Pedro]])
 
*[[Vespucci Canals]] ([[wp:Venice Canals|Venice Canals]])
 
*[[Vespucci]] ([[wp:Venice Beach|Venice Beach]])
 
   
==Highways/Streets==
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[[File:Vinewood-Sign-Background.jpg|thumb|Vinewood.]]
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There are also many tourist traps in LS. These landmarks are what gave LS a glamorous image.
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*[[Rancho Towers]] ([[wp:Watts Towers|Watts Towers]])
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*[[Sightings Bar & Restaurant]] ([[wp:Theme Building|Theme Building]])
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*[[Tequi-la-la]] ([[wp:Whisky a Go Go|Whisky a Go Go]])
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*[[Vinewood Boulevard (HD Universe)|Vinewood Boulevard]] ([[wp:Hollywood Boulevard|Hollywood Boulevard]])
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*[[Vinewood Sign]] ([[wp:Hollywood Sign|Hollywood Sign]])
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==Infrastructure==
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[[File:Los Santos Traffic - GTAV.jpg|thumb|Traffic on the Freeway at night.]]
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===Air and Seaport===
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Los Santos has one of the busiest airports in the world, along with one of the busiest seaports in the world. In the LSX, people are traveling to and from Los Santos every day, although there is barely enough infrastructure to support all this activity. The port is used mostly for Chinese goods and [[The Merryweather Heist|suspicious cargo]].
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*[[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]] ([[wp:LAX|Los Angeles International Airport]])
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*[[Port of Los Santos]] ([[wp:Port of Los Angeles|Port of Los Angeles]])
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===Important Highways/Streets===
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:''See [[Interstate System in GTA V]] and [[List of Street Names]] for more information.''
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Los Santos is also known for its heavy traffic congestion and a large system of freeways, interstates, and highways that run throughout the city. Commuters can be seen here day and night.
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*[[La Puerta Freeway]] ([[wp:Interstate 110 and State Route 110 (California)|Harbor Freeway]])
 
*[[La Puerta Freeway]] ([[wp:Interstate 110 and State Route 110 (California)|Harbor Freeway]])
*[[Elysian Fields Freeway]]
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*[[Elysian Fields Freeway]] ([[wp:California State Route 47|Seaside Freeway]])
*[[Los Santos Freeway (GTA V)|Los Santos Freeway]]
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*[[Los Santos Freeway (HD Universe)|Los Santos Freeway]] ([[wp:Hollywood Freeway|Hollywood Freeway]])
 
*[[Del Perro Freeway]] ([[wp:Interstate 10 in California#Santa Monica Freeway|Santa Monica Freeway]])
 
*[[Del Perro Freeway]] ([[wp:Interstate 10 in California#Santa Monica Freeway|Santa Monica Freeway]])
*[[Olympic Freeway]]
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*[[Olympic Freeway]] ([[wp:Interstate 105 (California)|Glen Anderson/Century Freeway]])
*[[Palomino Freeway]]
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*[[Palomino Freeway]] ([[wp:Interstate 710|Long Beach Freeway]])
*[[Senora Freeway]]
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*[[Senora Freeway]] ([[wp:California State Route 111|State Route 111]])
 
*[[Great Ocean Highway]] ([[wp:California State Route 1#Los Angeles and Ventura counties|East Pacific Coast Highway]])
 
*[[Great Ocean Highway]] ([[wp:California State Route 1#Los Angeles and Ventura counties|East Pacific Coast Highway]])
*[[Los Santos Freeway]]
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*[[Bay City Avenue]] ([[wp:Ocean Avenue (Santa Monica)|Ocean Avenue]])
*[[Mountain View Drive]]
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*[[Carson Avenue]]
*[[Jamestown Ave]]
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*[[Dorset Drive]] ([[wp:Rodeo Drive|Rodeo Drive]])
*[[Dutch London St]]
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*[[Eclipse Boulevard]] ([[wp:Sunset Strip|Sunset Strip]])
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*[[Elgin Avenue]]
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*[[Hawick Avenue]] ([[wp:Melrose Avenue|Melrose Avenue]])
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*[[Innocence Boulevard]]
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*[[Marlowe Drive]] ([[wp:Mulholland Drive|Mulholland Drive]])
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*[[North Rockford Drive]]
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*[[Palomino Avenue]]
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*[[Popular Street]] ([[wp:Alameda Street|Alameda Street)]]
 
*[[Portola Drive]] ([[wp:Rodeo Drive|Rodeo Drive]])
 
*[[Portola Drive]] ([[wp:Rodeo Drive|Rodeo Drive]])
*[[Bay City Ave]]
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*[[San Andreas Avenue]] ([[wp:Wilshire Boulevard|Wilshire Boulevard]])
*[[W. Elipse Blvd]]
 
 
*[[South Rockford Drive]]
 
*[[South Rockford Drive]]
*[[Panorama Drive]]
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*[[Strawberry Avenue]] ([[wp:Crenshaw Boulevard|Crenshaw Boulevard]])
*[[Nikola Avenue]]
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*[[Vespucci Boulevard]] ([[wp:Venice Boulevard|Venice Boulevard]])
*[[Forum Drive]]
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*[[Vinewood Boulevard (HD Universe)|Vinewood Boulevard]] ([[wp:Hollywood Boulevard|Hollywood Boulevard]])
*[[Carson Avenue]]
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*[[West Eclipse Boulevard]] ([[wp:Sunset Boulevard|Sunset Boulevard]])
*[[Vespucci Boulevard]]
 
*[[Strawberry Ave]]
 
*[[Jamestown St]]
 
*[[Vinewood Boulevard]]
 
*[[Grove Street]]
 
   
==Transportation==
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[[File:LosSantosTransit-GTAV-logo.jpeg|thumb|right|200px]]
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===Transportation===
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[[File:Lst_logo.png|thumb|Los Santos Transit logo.]]
 
Los Santos offers a wide range of transportation, including a connected major [[Interstate System in GTA V|highway]] system, and several other [[Numbered Highways in San Andreas|smaller]] highways, with several exits and on-ramps around the city. The city also has its own rapid transit system named the [[Los Santos Transit]]. Buses can also be seen spawned in traffic all around the city. Like most cities, Los Santos traffic is monitored and controlled by the [[Los Santos Transport Traffic Control System]] which allows the city to control traffic lights and manipulate conditions and the flow of vehicles on the streets and highways.
 
Los Santos offers a wide range of transportation, including a connected major [[Interstate System in GTA V|highway]] system, and several other [[Numbered Highways in San Andreas|smaller]] highways, with several exits and on-ramps around the city. The city also has its own rapid transit system named the [[Los Santos Transit]]. Buses can also be seen spawned in traffic all around the city. Like most cities, Los Santos traffic is monitored and controlled by the [[Los Santos Transport Traffic Control System]] which allows the city to control traffic lights and manipulate conditions and the flow of vehicles on the streets and highways.
   
==Mountain Ranges==
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[[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport&nbsp;(LSX)]] is located in the south eastern part of Los Santos and is the only airport in the city.
*[[Tataviam Mountains]] ([[wp:San Gabriel Mountains|San Gabriel Mountains]])
 
*[[Palomino Highlands]] ([[wp:Chino Hills|Chino Hills]])
 
*[[Vinewood Hills (GTA V)|Vinewood Hills]] ([[wp:Hollywood Hills|Hollywood Hills]])
 
*[[Banham Canyon]] ([[wp:Topanga, California|Topanga Canyon]])
 
*[[Tongva Hills]] ([[wp:Agoura Hills, California|Agoura Hills]])
 
*[[Tongva Valley]] ([[wp:San Fernando Valley|San Fernando Valley]])
 
*[[Great Chaparral]] ([[wp:Angeles National Forest|Angeles National Forest]])
 
   
==Law Enforcement==
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==Education==
''Main article: [[LSPD in HD Universe]] ''
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[[File:Lossantoselementary.png|thumb|150px]]
[[File:CJ_(GTA5).png|right|A criminal (maybe a possible protagonist) being pursued by the LSPD|220px]]The [[LSPD in HD Universe|Los Santos Police Department]] (LSPD) is the law enforcement agency that serves Los Santos, along with the [[Los Santos County Sheriff]]'s Department. Their motto is "Obey & Survive", which is inscripted on their squad cars. Unlike the [[Liberty City Police Department (HD Universe)|LCPD]], they use newer [[Vapid]] [[Police Cruiser]]s and also use [[Vapid Interceptor]], as apposed to the Merit-based [[Police Patrol]] , but they still use the [[Police Maverick]] as their main squad and helicopter units respectively. 
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Los Santos is home to some schools and other educational institutions. The most famous one is the [[University of San Andreas, Los Santos]], where the most privileged students attend for good careers. There is also the [[Los Santos Elementary]] for children to know the basic learning skills necessary to succeed. [[Sue Murry]] used to teach here. In the incorporated city of [[Davis]], there is the [[Davis High School]].
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*[[Davis High School]] ([[wp:Compton High School|Compton High School]])
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*[[Los Santos Elementary]]
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*[[University of San Andreas, Los Santos]] ([[wp:University of California, Los Angeles|University of California, Los Angeles]])
   
 
==Healthcare==
 
==Healthcare==
*[[Central Los Santos Hospital|Central Los Santos Medical Center]]
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Los Santos boasts a wide variety of hospitals and medical centres. There are more high-end and affluent ones such as [[Mount Zonah Medical Center]], while there are many cheaper ones such as [[St. Fiacre Hospital]].
*[[Mount Zonah Medical Center]] ([[wp:Cedars-Sinai Medical Center|Cedars-Sinai Medical Center]])
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*[[Central Los Santos Hospital|Central Los Santos Medical Center]] ([[wp:LAC+USC Medical Center|Los Angeles County General]])
*[[Pillbox Hill Medical Center]] ([[wp:California Hospital Medical Center|California Hospital Medical Center]])
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*[[Eclipse Medical Tower]] ([[wp:Sunset Medical Tower|Sunset Medical Tower]])
*[[St. Fiacre Teaching Hospital]]
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*[[Mount Zonah Medical Center]] ([[wp:Cedars-Sinai Medical Center|Cedars-Sinai Medical Center]])
*[[Eclipse Medical Tower]] ([[wp:Sunset Medical Tower|Sunset Medical Tower]])
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*[[Pillbox Hill Medical Center]] ([[wp:California Hospital Medical Center|California Hospital Medical Center]])
==Art and Culture==
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*[[St. Fiacre Hospital]]
   
* [[Betsy O'Neal Pavilion]] ([[wp:Dorothy Chandler Pavilion|Dorothy Chandler Pavilion]])
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==Public Utility==
* [[Doppler|Doppler Cinema]]
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Los Santos public utility services include:
* [[Oriental Theater]] ([[wp:Grauman's_Chinese_Theater|TCL Chinese Theater]])
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*[[Los Santos Department of Consumer Affairs]]
* [[Sisyphus Theater]]
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*[[Los Santos Department of Green Power]]
* [[Ten Cent Theater]]
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*[[Los Santos Department of Nuclear Power]]
* [[Tivoli Cinema]] ([[wp:Fox Bruin Theater|Fox Bruin Theater]])
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*[[Los Santos Department of Sanitation]]
* [[Valdez Theater]] ([[wp:Pellissier_Building_and_Wiltern_Theatre|Wiltern Theater]])
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*[[Los Santos Department of Water & Power]]
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*[[Los Santos Department of Wind Power]]
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==Law Enforcement==
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===LSPD===
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:''See main article: [[Los Santos Police Department (HD Universe)|LSPD]]''
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[[File:LSPD_logo_GTA_V.png|thumb|150px]]The [[Los Santos Police Department (HD Universe)|Los Santos Police Department]] (LSPD) is the law enforcement agency that serves the city of Los Santos. They are based on the real life Los Angeles Police Department. Their motto is "Obey & Survive", which is inscripted on their squad cars and also reflects on their corrupt nature. Unlike the [[Liberty City Police Department (HD Universe)|LCPD]], they use newer [[Vapid]] [[Police Cruiser]]s and also use the [[Vapid Interceptor]], as opposed to the Merit-based [[Police Patrol]], but they still use the [[Police Maverick]] as their main squad and helicopter units, respectively. The LSPD is accused of corruption and racism, much like its [[Los Santos Police Department (3D Universe)|predecessor]] and the LAPD in real life.
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===NOOSE===
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:''See main article: [[NOOSE]]''
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The [[National Office of Security Enforcement]] also has a presence in the city of Los Santos, as one of its branches is located in the [[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]] area, while its [[NOOSE Headquarters|main headquarters]] are located in the [[Palomino Highlands]], northeast of the city. When there is dangerous criminal activity, NOOSE is deployed to the scene.
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===Criminal Justice===
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Although not seen in-game, Los Santos operates a criminal justice system. In a [[Weazel News]] radio segment, a court known as the Los Santos Superior Court is mentioned.
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==Crime==
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Los Santos is also the stronghold of the criminal underground. Many of the neighborhoods in Los Santos suffer from high crime rates, specifically the southern part of the city. Since the 1990s, Los Santos is primarily affected from drug trades between many gangs in the city. These drugs include crack, meth, and marijuana as well as a new drug called "Toilet Cleaner".
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Besides the drug smuggling, the city suffers from violence, murder, and gang fighting in the southern part of the city (mainly [[Chamberlain Hills]], [[Davis]], and [[Strawberry]]). Most of these crimes are caused by the two long time rival African-American street gangs, [[The Families]] and the [[Ballas (HD Universe)|Ballas]]. They are involved in arms-trafficking as well, bringing in illegal weaponry such as [[Assault Rifle]]s and [[SMG]]s.
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Other than small-time street gangs, there are also influential and organized crime groups in the city. The [[Marabunta Grande]], a powerful Salvadorian crime syndicate, are expanding their operations to Los Santos. They have fierce rivalries with other gangs all across [[San Andreas (HD Universe)|San Andreas]] that are involved in the narcotics trade.
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Not only is there high criminal activity, but there is also widespread corruption amongst city officials and even the police. The [[LSPD (HD Universe)|LSPD]] is known for their police brutality; there was even an instance where they shot and killed a [[dog]]. According to some sources, LSPD officers are also known for hiring [[prostitute]]s, which may explain the high presence of prostitution even in the affluent parts of the city.
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==Choice of City==
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When Rockstar Games started to conceptualize ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', they felt that they still had work to do in San Andreas. [[Dan Houser]], the English Vice President of Rockstar Games along with his brother, [[Sam Houser]], as well as the VP of Creativity, had given his idea on creating a new Los Santos this time around:
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''"Sam, my brother, more than anyone, but also the lead artist Aaron Garbut, were both really interested in the idea of doing a proper Los Angeles. We felt we hadn't done that with San Andreas - which was these very small, sketch like cities. Los Angeles and the surrounding countryside would be very interesting, giving us good themes to play on, and lots of good, different gameplay environments - something that allude to aspects of GTA IV and allude to some aspects of San Andreas, but still very fresh and different from the both of them."''
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Dan Houser also stated that, ''"The geography you could get outside Los Angeles is spectacular. The contrast between desert/rural Southern California, inland from L.A. and just a bit north, compared to L.A., gives you a great microcosm of red state/blue state theme - different vibes culturally as much as geographically. I think this would be good about this location."''
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When asked about what elements were Rockstar Games comfortable with leaving behind and what elements they wanted to preserve from [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|San Andreas]], Rockstar Games' Aaron Garbut said that they wanted the new world of Los Santos to feel ''"very fresh"'' and that there reference for the world of [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' ''"wasn't the city from the earlier games."'' Aaron also stated that this version Los Santos is an, ''"entirely fresh game world waiting to be explored and experienced."''
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Once asked what is difference between Los Santos in GTA: San Andreas and in GTA V, Aaron stated that the focus of San Andreas was gang culture, while the focus of GTA V is about contemporary culture of L.A. as a whole, with the difference between the two is that GTA V is ''"so much broader."''
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==Weather==
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Los Santos is heavily polluted, with smog common during the early hours of the morning. At night, the sky is commonly a dark yellow colour, especially when it is cloudy or raining. According to a radio advertisement, Los Santos was named "the most polluted city in the world" in 2013, ahead of Beijing. From 24-26 December 2013, Rockstar added snow to ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''. Snow covered the whole city and was visible from [[Blaine County]]. During this time, the days were shorter and the nights were darker, replicating a real-life winter. From 24-26 December 2014, snow reappeared via a [[Festive Surprise|DLC]]. Snow was also present from 31 December 2014 to 2 January 2015.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
<gallery widths="240">
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<gallery>
VinewoodHills-PhotoViewer-GTAV.jpg|Vinewood Hills
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Lossantos_seal.png|The official seal for the City of Los Santos.
DelPerroPier-PhotoViewer-GTAV.jpg|Del Perro Pier
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VinewoodHills-PhotoViewer-GTAV.jpg|Vinewood Hills.
VespucciCanals-PhotoViewer-GTAV.jpg|Vespucci Canals
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DelPerroPier-PhotoViewer-GTAV.jpg|Del Perro Pier.
lsbc-id.png|"Visit Los Santos & Blane County" as seen on Rockstar's GTA V website.
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VespucciCanals-PhotoViewer-GTAV.jpg|Vespucci Canals.
Official Map.jpg|Los Santos and Blaine County Map
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LosSantosMap-GTAV-Tourism.jpg|A tourist holding a guide to Los Santos. Note that this map is different than the actual game map.
los_santos_and_blaine_county_by_kawaksallas-d6mo0q8.jpg|Los Santos & Blaine County Aerial View
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GTAV LOS SANTOS.png|Street map of Los Santos.
LosSantosMap-GTAV-Tourism.jpg|A tourist holding a guide to Los Santos. Note that this the map seems to be different than the actual game map.
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Screen shot 2014-02-12 at 2.36.34 PM.png|A map showing the districts and regions of Los Santos.
LSseal.PNG|The official seal for the City of Los Santos, as seen on the front of the Police Predator
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LosSantos-GTAV-StreetMap.png|Detailed street map of Los Santos.
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LSnextgen.png|Los Santos as seen in the current-gen trailer.
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LosSantos-GTAV-PC.jpg|Los Santos as seen in the PC version.
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Los Santos at Night - GTAV.png|Los Santos at night.
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LSgaliopark2.jpg|Los Santos at night from [[Galileo Park]].
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northLSnextgen4.jpg|Los Santos at night from the [[Vinewood Sign]].
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LSnight3.jpg|Los Santos at night from [[Richman]].
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GTA V - Los Santos Snow Covered.jpg|Snow in Los Santos as part of the Festive Surprise DLC.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* On November 3rd of 2011, Rockstar Games revealed that Los Santos' Grand Theft Auto V rendition will be bigger and contain [[Grapeseed|rural areas]], [[Zancudo River|valleys]], and [[Vespucci Beach|beaches]]. ([http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/19471/grand-theft-auto-v-official-announcement.html Source])
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* After travelling long enough in ''Grand Theft Auto IV'', the stats will record miles traveled from '''[[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]]''' to Los Santos'''.'''
* After travelling long enough in GTA IV the stats will record miles traveled from '''[[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]]''' to '''Los Santos'''.
 
 
* The pedestrian stop/start walk signs show a man strutting.
 
* The pedestrian stop/start walk signs show a man strutting.
* Los Santos is the first city in the GTA series with an elementary school and high school.
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* The Seal of Los Santos has an [[Epsilon Program in HD Universe|Epsilon Program]] logo at the top.
* Los Santos is the only city in the [[HD Universe]] with highways wider than four lanes.
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**A [[Bigfoot]] also appears on the Seal, possibly a nod to the Bigfoot rumors from ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]''.
* Los Santos in the [[HD Universe]] has the highest sky limit than any other GTA game in the [[3D Universe|3D]] and [[HD Universe]]s.
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* Just like Los Angeles, Los Santos is accused of having terrible traffic. This can be seen when sometimes switching to Michael or Franklin, where they will be stuck on the highway with lots of congestion.
* During nighttime, the sky turns into a dark yellow colour. However, as soon as the player exits the city, the sky turns back to normal. This is a reference to how polluted Los Angeles is due to the smog covering the skies.
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For the GTA San Andreas rendition, see Los Santos (3D Universe)
"Imagine a city full of people ruthlessly pursuing wealth, fame and self-improvement, at any cost? Where everyone you met was either a celebrity, trying to be a celebrity, or used to be a celebrity? Where nature's bounty meant you could enjoy perfect weather all year round? Where the air was so good you could literally see and taste it? Dare to dream, because that city exists..."
―GTA V Manual


Los Santos is a major city located in southern San Andreas in Grand Theft Auto V. GTA V marks Los Santos' second appearance in the series after Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which came out in 2004. The new rendition of the city is much more detailed, larger, and looks more alive than ever before. Los Santos is based on Los Angeles, California and its greater metropolitan area. Los Santos is Spanish for "The Saints", a play on "The Angels", which is the translation of Los Angeles.

Like its real-life counterpart, Los Santos is a huge and sprawling metropolis with various different cultures, ranging from the prestigious film-making industry of Vinewood to the suburban hood life of Strawberry, just to name a few. Like Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto IV, the time and date of the city is the same as the year the game was released (2013).

Los Santos serves as the County Seat of Los Santos County, the most developed and populated county in southern San Andreas.

GeographyEdit

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Los Santos is divided into 40 districts and neighborhoods, some of which were incorporated communities that merged into the city.

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Downtown (Downtown Los Angeles)

Downtown is the financial center of Los Santos and its most urbanised area, with the presence of the tallest high-rises in the city, including the huge Maze Bank Tower, the FIB and IAA buildings, the Union Depository and the Mile High Club, still under construction. The district is divided into the neighborhoods of Pillbox Hill, Mission Row, Textile City and Legion Square.

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South Los Santos (South Los Angeles)

An economically depressed, predominantly African-American area of the city, characterized by street gangs and low-income housing projects. South Los Santos is divided into the neighborhoods of Strawberry, Rancho, Chamberlain Hills and Banning, and also contains the incorporated city of Davis.

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East Los Santos (East Los Angeles)

A large district with a high concentration of Latino residents and a strong gang presence, in particular the Los Santos Vagos and the Marabunta Grande. Although the district is primarily industrial, it has been experiencing gentrification over the last years. East Los Santos is split into the neighborhoods of La Mesa, Cypress Flats, El Burro Heights and Murrieta Heights.

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Rockford Hills (Beverly Hills)

Predominantly a shopping and residential area, Rockford Hills is an affluent incorporated city that merged into Los Santos. The iconic Portola Drive is a major tourist attraction in the city. The district also contains the smaller neighbourhood of Burton in the southeast.

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Vinewood (Hollywood)

A large and affluent district, famous for being the home of the entertainment industry and for its theaters and nightclubs. Vinewood is divided into the neighborhoods of Alta, Hawick, Downtown Vinewood, West Vinewood, East Vinewood and Mirror Park.

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Vinewood Hills (Hollywood Hills)

Notable for its views of Los Santos, the iconic Vinewood Sign and its expensive homes and celebrity inhabitants.

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Richman (Bel Air, Holmby Hills)

A rich, high-class neighborhood known for its large luxury mansions. The Los Santos Golf Club is located here, making it an exclusive recreation area.

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Morningwood (Westwood)

A quiet and wealthy commercial and residential neighborhood, known for its historic theaters.

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Little Seoul (Koreatown, Wilshire)

Located in Central Los Santos, Little Seoul is a middle class district with an ethnically diverse population, home to Korean and Asian inmigrants.

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Del Perro (Santa Monica)

A laidback, trendy beachfront community widely known for its beach and the world famous Pleasure Pier.

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Vespucci (Venice)

A residential, commercial and recreational beachfront neighborhood known for its canals, beaches and a world-famous front walk. Vespucci is split into the neighborhoods of Vespucci Beach, Vespucci Canals and Puerto Del Sol.

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La Puerta (San Pedro)

A community with strong roots in the fishing and longshoring industry, La Puerta is primarily industrial and sparsely populated. The district is the home of the Maze Bank Arena.

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Los Santos International Airport (Los Angeles International Airport)

One of the busiest airports in the world. The LSIA district is also the location of the airport's nearby warehouses, hotels and restaurants.

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Port of Los Santos (Port of Los Angeles)

The major seaport for the city of Los Santos and the busiest port in America. It is split into two areas: Elysian Island, the location of Pier 400, the Naval Port, shipyards and various warehouses, and Terminal, a maritime container terminal.

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Pacific Bluffs (Pacific Palisades)

Home to the world-famous Kortz Center museum, Pacific Bluffs is the entrance gate to western Los Santos. Like neighboring Richman, it is predominantly a high-class residential district with a low population density.

NeighborhoodsEdit

Downtown Los SantosEdit

Neighborhood Name Archetype's Name
Pillbox Hill(Bunker Hill)
Mission Row(Skid Row)
Neighborhood Name Archetype's Name
Textile City(Fashion District)
Legion Square(Pershing Square)

VinewoodEdit

Neighborhood Name Archetype's Name
Downtown Vinewood Downtown Hollywood
West Vinewood(West Hollywood)
East Vinewood(East Hollywood)
District Name Archetype's Name
Alta(Olvera Street)
Hawick(Melrose District)
Mirror Park(Echo Park)

South Los SantosEdit

Neighborhood Name Archetype's Name
Davis(Compton)
Strawberry(Inglewood)
Chamberlain Hills(Crenshaw)
Neighborhood Name Archetype's Name
Rancho(Watts, Florence)
Banning(Wilmington)

East Los SantosEdit

Neighborhood Name Archetype's Name
La Mesa(Arts District)
Cypress Flats(Vernon, Long Beach)
Neighborhood Name Archetype's Name
El Burro Heights(Signal Hill)
Murrieta Heights(Boyle Heights)

VespucciEdit

Neighborhood Name Archetype's Name
Vespucci Beach(Venice Beach)
Vespucci Canals(Venice Canals)
Puerto Del Sol(Marina del Rey)

Landmarks and SightingsEdit

Skyscrapers and corporate buildingsEdit

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Downtown LS.

Los Santos is not as renowned as Liberty City for its cityscape, but many important companies as well as government agencies FIB and IAA are headquartered here. Most of the city's high rises are located in Downtown LS, and the rest are scattered throughout the nearby districts of Little Seoul and Rockford Hills.

HotelsEdit

Los Santos, especially the northern side of the city, is praised for its high quality hotels. There are many famous hotel chains such as the one owned by the affluent Von Crastenburg Family.

Residential buildingsEdit

Aside from houses, there are also large apartment buildings for people to live in. These buildings are typically high-end and go up to thousands of dollars in price, except the low-rise housing projects of South Los Santos.

Recreation and sportsEdit

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Maze Bank Arena.

Los Santos is not only famous for its film culture, but also its sports. There are many famous sports teams in Los Santos that have fans arguing about them on Lifeinvader.

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LocationsEdit

Art and CultureEdit

Before the Internet age, people went to the various theatres of Los Santos to see movies. These theatres have been used since the 20th century and are what made the Vinewood film industry famous. There are also art museums and galleries located throughout LS.

GovernmentEdit

Each of the incorporated cities within the Los Santos metropolitan area has a representative city hall, while the center of the government of the city is located in Alta:

Iconic landmarksEdit

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Vinewood.

There are also many tourist traps in LS. These landmarks are what gave LS a glamorous image.

InfrastructureEdit

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Traffic on the Freeway at night.

Air and SeaportEdit

Los Santos has one of the busiest airports in the world, along with one of the busiest seaports in the world. In the LSX, people are traveling to and from Los Santos every day, although there is barely enough infrastructure to support all this activity. The port is used mostly for Chinese goods and suspicious cargo.

Important Highways/StreetsEdit

See Interstate System in GTA V and List of Street Names for more information.

Los Santos is also known for its heavy traffic congestion and a large system of freeways, interstates, and highways that run throughout the city. Commuters can be seen here day and night.

TransportationEdit

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Los Santos Transit logo.

Los Santos offers a wide range of transportation, including a connected major highway system, and several other smaller highways, with several exits and on-ramps around the city. The city also has its own rapid transit system named the Los Santos Transit. Buses can also be seen spawned in traffic all around the city. Like most cities, Los Santos traffic is monitored and controlled by the Los Santos Transport Traffic Control System which allows the city to control traffic lights and manipulate conditions and the flow of vehicles on the streets and highways.

Los Santos International Airport (LSX) is located in the south eastern part of Los Santos and is the only airport in the city.

EducationEdit

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Los Santos is home to some schools and other educational institutions. The most famous one is the University of San Andreas, Los Santos, where the most privileged students attend for good careers. There is also the Los Santos Elementary for children to know the basic learning skills necessary to succeed. Sue Murry used to teach here. In the incorporated city of Davis, there is the Davis High School.

HealthcareEdit

Los Santos boasts a wide variety of hospitals and medical centres. There are more high-end and affluent ones such as Mount Zonah Medical Center, while there are many cheaper ones such as St. Fiacre Hospital.

Public UtilityEdit

Los Santos public utility services include:

Law EnforcementEdit

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The Los Santos Police Department (LSPD) is the law enforcement agency that serves the city of Los Santos. They are based on the real life Los Angeles Police Department. Their motto is "Obey & Survive", which is inscripted on their squad cars and also reflects on their corrupt nature. Unlike the LCPD, they use newer Vapid Police Cruisers and also use the Vapid Interceptor, as opposed to the Merit-based Police Patrol, but they still use the Police Maverick as their main squad and helicopter units, respectively. The LSPD is accused of corruption and racism, much like its predecessor and the LAPD in real life.

NOOSEEdit

See main article: NOOSE

The National Office of Security Enforcement also has a presence in the city of Los Santos, as one of its branches is located in the Los Santos International Airport area, while its main headquarters are located in the Palomino Highlands, northeast of the city. When there is dangerous criminal activity, NOOSE is deployed to the scene.

Criminal JusticeEdit

Although not seen in-game, Los Santos operates a criminal justice system. In a Weazel News radio segment, a court known as the Los Santos Superior Court is mentioned.

CrimeEdit

Los Santos is also the stronghold of the criminal underground. Many of the neighborhoods in Los Santos suffer from high crime rates, specifically the southern part of the city. Since the 1990s, Los Santos is primarily affected from drug trades between many gangs in the city. These drugs include crack, meth, and marijuana as well as a new drug called "Toilet Cleaner".

Besides the drug smuggling, the city suffers from violence, murder, and gang fighting in the southern part of the city (mainly Chamberlain Hills, Davis, and Strawberry). Most of these crimes are caused by the two long time rival African-American street gangs, The Families and the Ballas. They are involved in arms-trafficking as well, bringing in illegal weaponry such as Assault Rifles and SMGs.

Other than small-time street gangs, there are also influential and organized crime groups in the city. The Marabunta Grande, a powerful Salvadorian crime syndicate, are expanding their operations to Los Santos. They have fierce rivalries with other gangs all across San Andreas that are involved in the narcotics trade.

Not only is there high criminal activity, but there is also widespread corruption amongst city officials and even the police. The LSPD is known for their police brutality; there was even an instance where they shot and killed a dog. According to some sources, LSPD officers are also known for hiring prostitutes, which may explain the high presence of prostitution even in the affluent parts of the city.

Choice of CityEdit

When Rockstar Games started to conceptualize Grand Theft Auto V, they felt that they still had work to do in San Andreas. Dan Houser, the English Vice President of Rockstar Games along with his brother, Sam Houser, as well as the VP of Creativity, had given his idea on creating a new Los Santos this time around:

"Sam, my brother, more than anyone, but also the lead artist Aaron Garbut, were both really interested in the idea of doing a proper Los Angeles. We felt we hadn't done that with San Andreas - which was these very small, sketch like cities. Los Angeles and the surrounding countryside would be very interesting, giving us good themes to play on, and lots of good, different gameplay environments - something that allude to aspects of GTA IV and allude to some aspects of San Andreas, but still very fresh and different from the both of them."

Dan Houser also stated that, "The geography you could get outside Los Angeles is spectacular. The contrast between desert/rural Southern California, inland from L.A. and just a bit north, compared to L.A., gives you a great microcosm of red state/blue state theme - different vibes culturally as much as geographically. I think this would be good about this location."

When asked about what elements were Rockstar Games comfortable with leaving behind and what elements they wanted to preserve from San Andreas, Rockstar Games' Aaron Garbut said that they wanted the new world of Los Santos to feel "very fresh" and that there reference for the world of Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto IV "wasn't the city from the earlier games." Aaron also stated that this version Los Santos is an, "entirely fresh game world waiting to be explored and experienced."

Once asked what is difference between Los Santos in GTA: San Andreas and in GTA V, Aaron stated that the focus of San Andreas was gang culture, while the focus of GTA V is about contemporary culture of L.A. as a whole, with the difference between the two is that GTA V is "so much broader."

WeatherEdit

Los Santos is heavily polluted, with smog common during the early hours of the morning. At night, the sky is commonly a dark yellow colour, especially when it is cloudy or raining. According to a radio advertisement, Los Santos was named "the most polluted city in the world" in 2013, ahead of Beijing. From 24-26 December 2013, Rockstar added snow to Grand Theft Auto Online. Snow covered the whole city and was visible from Blaine County. During this time, the days were shorter and the nights were darker, replicating a real-life winter. From 24-26 December 2014, snow reappeared via a DLC. Snow was also present from 31 December 2014 to 2 January 2015.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • After travelling long enough in Grand Theft Auto IV, the stats will record miles traveled from Liberty City to Los Santos.
  • The pedestrian stop/start walk signs show a man strutting.
  • The Seal of Los Santos has an Epsilon Program logo at the top.
  • Just like Los Angeles, Los Santos is accused of having terrible traffic. This can be seen when sometimes switching to Michael or Franklin, where they will be stuck on the highway with lots of congestion.
    • Traffic jams are scripted, and do not happen in normal gameplay.
  • It is revealed in the Loot & Wank website that there were riots in Los Santos several years ago, which is a reference to the Los Angeles riots and to the riots that took place in the final act of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  • Some in-game places, such as the Jetsam Terminal, indicate that Los Santos is a state, when in reality, is a major city of San Andreas.

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