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Little Bangladesh is a four-block area around 3rd Street and Alexandria Avenue in Central Los Angeles, officially designated by the City of Los Angeles in 2010 that became a commercial center for immigrants from Bangladesh.The area includes restaurants, shops and art galleries but also has a residential neighborhood with a low-income and mid to aging population of about 100 residents. Many immigrants from Bangladesh to the United States have chosen this particular neighborhood to renew their lives since the early 1970s to the present day.
There are two language learning schools and a dancing instruction center in Little Bangladesh as well as a child care center. Many motion pictures and documentaries have been filmed in the area. A separate commercial center, known as "New Dhaka," is to be opened for business in 2018.
The 2000 census showed a Bangladeshi population of 1,700 in Los Angeles County.
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