Three Sisters (Los Angeles County)

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Three Sisters
Relief map of California.png
Red triangle with thick white border.svg
location of Three Sisters in California [1]
Highest point
Peak 3,410 feet (1,040 m)
(highest peak)
Elevation 1,009 metres (3,310 ft)
Prominence 290 feet (88 m)
(highest peak)
Country United States
State California
District Los Angeles County
Range coordinates 34°32′11.979″N117°42′25.213″W / 34.53666083°N 117.70700361°W / 34.53666083; -117.70700361 Coordinates: 34°32′11.979″N117°42′25.213″W / 34.53666083°N 117.70700361°W / 34.53666083; -117.70700361
Topo map USGS  El Mirage

The Three Sisters are a small mountain range in the Mojave Desert, in Los Angeles County, California. [1] They consist of three main hills of varying sizes, with the smallest to the southwest having a height above surrounding land of 150 feet (46 m), the second 180 feet (55 m), and the third and largest to the northeast having a heigth of 290 feet (88 m). They are the highly eroded remnants of what used to be the peaks of the northern San Gabriel Mountains, before recent sediment filled the area.

Mojave Desert desert in southwestern United States

The Mojave Desert is an arid rain-shadow desert and the driest desert in North America. It is in the southwestern United States, primarily within southeastern California and southern Nevada, and it occupies 47,877 sq mi (124,000 km2). Very small areas also extend into Utah and Arizona. Its boundaries are generally noted by the presence of Joshua trees, which are native only to the Mojave Desert and are considered an indicator species, and it is believed to support an additional 1,750 to 2,000 species of plants. The central part of the desert is sparsely populated, while its peripheries support large communities such as Las Vegas, Barstow, Lancaster, Palmdale, Victorville, and St. George.

Los Angeles County, California County in California, United States

Los Angeles County, officially the County of Los Angeles, is the most populous county in the Los Angeles metropolitan area of the U.S. state of California and is the most populous county in the United States, with more than 10 million inhabitants as of 2017. As such, it is the largest non-state level government entity in the United States. Its population is larger than that of 41 individual U.S. states. It is the third-largest metropolitan economy in the world, with a Nominal GDP of over $700 billion—larger than the GDPs of Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Norway, and Taiwan. It has 88 incorporated cities and many unincorporated areas and, at 4,083 square miles (10,570 km2), it is larger than the combined areas of Delaware and Rhode Island. The county is home to more than one-quarter of California residents and is one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the U.S. Its county seat, Los Angeles, is also California's most populous city with about 4 million people.

California State of the United States of America

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second and fifth most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 8.8 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

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