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El Paso, Texas
Ceety
Ceety o El Paso
El Paso skyline frae the north

Flag
Nickname(s): El Chuco[1]
Location in El Paso Coonty an the state o Texas
El Paso, Texas is located in United States
El Paso
El Paso
Location in the Unitit States o Americae
Coordinates: 31°47′25″N 106°25′24″W / 31.79028°N 106.42333°W / 31.79028; -106.42333
Kintra Unitit States
State Texas
Coonty El Paso
Metropolitan Aurie El Paso–Coonty
Government
 • Mayor Oscar Leeser[2]
 • Ceety Manager Joyce Wilson
Area
 • Ceety 256.3 sq mi (663.7 km2)
 • Land 255.3 sq mi (661.1 km2)
 • Water 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Elevation 3,740 ft (1,140 m)
Population (2012 est.[3])
 • Ceety 672,538 (US: 19t)
 • Metro

830,735 (US: 67t)


1,045,180 (El Paso-Las Cruces CSA)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 79900-79999,
88500-88599 (PO Boxes)
Area code(s) 915
FIPS code 48-24000
GNIS featur ID 1380946[4]
Website elpasotexas.gov

El Paso (/ɛlˈpæs/; frae Spainyie, 'the pass') is the coonty seat o El Paso Cointy, Texas, Unitit States, an lies in far Wast Texas.

As o the 2010 census, the ceety's population wis 649,121.[3] El Paso is the 19t maist populous ceety in the Unitit States an the saxt maist populous ceety in the state o Texas. Its metropolitan aurie covers aw o El Paso Coonty, whose population in 2010 wis 800,647.[3] The El Paso MSA fairms pairt o the lairger El Paso – Las Cruces combined stateestical aurie, wi a tot population o 1,013,356 as o the 2010 Census.

El Paso staunds on the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte), athort the border frae Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. The twa ceeties fairm a combined internaitional metropolitan aurie, sometimes cried the Paso del Norte or El Paso–Juárez, wi Juárez bein the significantly lairger o the twa in population. Thay hae a combined population o 3 million, twa-thirds o whom reside in Juárez. In 2010, El Paso wis awairdit an Aw-Americae Ceety Awaird, the auldest community-recogneetion program in the Unitit States.

El Paso is home tae the Varsity o Texas at El Paso (foondit in 1914 as the Texas State Schuil o Mines an Metallurgy, an later, Texas Wastren College; its current name dates frae 1967). El Paso is an aa home tae the Texas Tech Varsity Health Sciences Center at El Paso. Fort Bliss, ane o the lairgest militar complexes o the Unitit States Airmy, lies tae the east an northeast o the ceety, wi trainin auries extendin north intae New Mexico, up tae the White Sands Missile Range an neighborin Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo. El Paso is the first lairge ceety in the warld tae hae a spaceport in the vicinity. Spaceport Americae, which lies 89 miles frae El Paso, haes seen the completion o several successful manned, suborbital flichts. The Franklin Muntains extend intae El Paso frae the north an nearly divide the ceety intae twa sections; the wastren hauf fairms the beginnins o the Mesilla Valley, an the eastren slopes connect in the central business destrict at the sooth end o the muntain range.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

El Paso, Texas haes these sister ceeties:

Sister Ceeties Internaitional leets na sister ceeties for El Paso on its wabsteid. This leetin, then, is independent o SCI.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Brides and Sinners in El Chuco". Uapress.arizona.edu. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  2. http://home.elpasotexas.gov/_documents/press_releases/2013_06_17_020_2013%20Inaugural%20Ceremony~.pdf
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "American FactFinder". Factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  4. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008. 
  5. "City Council Meetings – Voting Items". City of El Paso. November 18, 2008. Retrieved December 27, 2008. "ADDN1A. MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action to authorize the Mayor to sign a Sister City agreement with the City of Chihuahua, México reaffirming the commitment made in 2002. ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED" 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Andrade, Robert (March 2007). "Sister Cities". ¿Qué Pasa? A biweekly electronic newsletter from Mayor Cook. City of El Paso. Retrieved December 27, 2008. "Currently on record, there are four Sister Cities, three in México (Ciudad Juárez, Zacatecas and Torreón) and one in Spain (Jerez)." 

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