The total population for the Los Angeles metropolitan area at the 2010 Census was 12,872,808.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Los Angeles metropolitan area has a total area of 4,850 miles.
However, while the wider combined statistical area covers 33,954 square miles (87,940.456 km), or a bit larger
The State of Israel including Palestine has a population of approximately 7,933,200 inhabitants as of 2012.
Israel is one of the tiniest nations on the face of the earth... only about 8,000 sq. miles