South Gate, California

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South Gate is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The sixteenth largest city in Los Angeles County, it encompasses 7.5 square miles (19 km2). South Gate is located just 12 miles (19 km) southeast of downtown Los Angeles[5] It is part of the Gateway Cities region of southeastern Los Angeles County. As of January 1, 2009, the city had a total population of 102,770.[6] The "City of South Gate" was incorporated on January 20, 1923, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.[7] South Gate became known as an official "Azalea City" when it adopted the azalea as its official flower in 1965. An image of the azalea is used in the official “All American City” seal. [8]In 1990, South Gate was one of ten U.S. communities to receive the All-America City Award from the National Civic League.[9]

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