is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. Located some 20 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles in the eastern San Gabriel Valley, it is a suburb of Los Angeles. The estimated population for the city as of January 1, 2008 is 112,666.
West Covina was incorporated as an independent city in 1923 to prevent the city of Covina from building a sewage farm in the area. West Covina began as an agricultural area harvesting mostly oranges and walnuts. Since its beginning, it has developed in to a suburban area with more than 90% of its land completely developed.