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Los Angeles was a major city in the state of California, United States.


By 2019, the city was host to the Tyrell Corporation and was a booming metropolis heavily concentrated with structures and skyscrapers, so much so that often natural sunlight was barely visible. Many of the city's buildings were in states of disrepair and decline, one example of such being the Bradbury Apartments.[1]

By 2037, the city's borders had grown to San Francisco and the ruins of San Diego. With a population of over 30 million, the city housed nineteen sectors.[2] Overcrowding persisted as of 2049, despite the population exodus to the off-world colonies, while large segments of the city dealt with chronic power outages. In addition, climate change had caused significant flooding, necessitating the construction of the Sepulveda Sea Wall to prevent the city from being consumed by the rising sea.[3]


Maurice Kolvig served as the governor of Los Angeles until his death in November 2019.[4] By 2029, Chen was the city's mayor until her death.[5] A group of lawmakers was employed by 2036.[6]

Law enforcement[]

The city's chief law enforcement organization was the Los Angeles Police Department, which notably employed a Blade Runner unit.[1]


As of 2037, Los Angeles was divided into nineteen sectors:


The following map was displayed on Ray McCoy's spinner screen during his November 2019 investigations.[4]

Behind the scenes[]

Los Angeles initially appears in Blade Runner. The novel it is adapted from, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, instead takes place in San Francisco. While the novel portrays San Francisco as mostly deserted, the film portrays Los Angeles as overpopulated. The film's original theatrical trailer states the city's population to be 106,000,000.

A draft of Blade Runner's script, dated July 24, 1980, places the film in the fictional San Angeles.

Sector inconsistencies[]

There are several inconsistencies of what is contained within each sector: