- San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley [san΄ fər nan′dō]〚after a mission named for Ferdinand III, 13th-c. king of Castile〛valley in SW Calif., partly in NW Los Angeles: c. 260 sq mi (673 sq km)
* * *Valley, southern California, U.S. Northwest of central Los Angeles, the valley is bounded by the San Gabriel, Santa Susana, and Santa Monica mountains and the Simi Hills.Originally an agricultural area, it occupies 260 sq mi (670 sq km) and now contains several residential suburbs of Los Angeles, including Encino, North Hollywood, Studio City, and Van Nuys.
* * *valley in southern California, U.S. It lies northwest of downtown Los Angeles, bounded by the San Gabriel (San Gabriel Mountains) (north and northeast), Santa Susana (north), and Santa Monica (south) mountains and the Simi Hills (west). The valley, originally an agricultural area, occupies 260 square miles (670 square km) and is the location of several Los Angeles suburban residential communities including Encino, North Hollywood, San Fernando, Studio City, Tarzana, Van Nuys, and Woodland Hills. Primary drainage is provided by the Los Angeles River. Several water-storage reservoirs and a large flood-control dam and reservoir are located there.
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