Trivia: The Real Name of Los Angeles

Seal of the city of Los AngelesIn 1781, a group of 44 settlers founded a town named "El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula," ("The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels on of the River Porciúncula"). We now know it simply as Los Angeles.


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...queen of the angels OF the river...

I think it could probably be translated to make it not so literal, so it actually says "The Town of Our Lady, the Queen of the Porciúncula River Angels", but now I'm just focusing on minutia.
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I read once that the abbreviation from "El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula" to "L.A." held some kind of world record.
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