Phoenix, Arizona

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Phoenix, Arizona
State Caipital
Ceety o Phoenix
Location in Maricopa Coonty an the state o Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona is locatit in United States
Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Location in the Unitit States
Coordinates: 33°27′N 112°04′W / 33.450°N 112.067°W / 33.450; -112.067Coordinates: 33°27′N 112°04′W / 33.450°N 112.067°W / 33.450; -112.067
Kintra Unitit States
State Arizona
Coonty Maricopa
Incorporatit Februar 5, 1881
Government
 • Type Cooncil-Manager
 • Body Phoenix Ceety Cooncil
 • Mayor Greg Stanton (D)
Elevation 1,150 ft (350 m)
Population
 • State Caipital 1,469,471 (US: 6t)
 • Density 2,797.8/sq mi (1,080.2/km2)
 • Metro 4,263,236 (US: 14t)
 • Demonym Phoenician
Time zone MST
 • Summer (DST) no DST/PDT (UTC)
Area code(s) 602, 480, 623, 520
FIPS code 04-55000
Major Airport Phoenix Sky Harbor Internaitional Airport- PHX (Major/Internaitional)

Phoenix (play /ˈfnɪks/ FEE-niks; O'odham: S-ki:kigk; Yavapai: Wathinka or Wakatehe; Wastren Apache: Fiinigis; Navajo: Hoozdoh; Mojave: Hachpa 'Anya Nyava)[1] is the caipital, an mucklemaist ceety, o the U.S. state o Arizona, in addition tae the saxt maist populous ceety in the Unitit States o Americae, an is the maist populous state caipital in the Unitit States. Phoenix is hame tae 1,445,632 fowk accordin tae the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data.[2]

It is the anchor o the Phoenix metropolitan aurie (forby kent as the Valley o the Sun) an is the 12t mucklemaist metro aurie bi population in the Unitit States wi aboot 4.2 million fowk in 2010.[citation needit] In addeetion, Phoenix is the coonty seat o Maricopa Coonty an is ane o the mucklemaist ceeties in the Unitit States bi land aurie.[3]

Phoenix wis incorporatit as a ceety in 1881, efter bein foondit in 1861 near the Salt River close tae its confluence wi the Gila River. The ceety haes a notable an famous poleetical cultur an haes been hame tae numerous influential American politeecians an ither dignitaries, includin Barry Goldwater, William Rehnquist, John McCain, Carl Hayden, an Sandra Day O'Connor. Residents o the ceety are kent as Phoenicians.

Locatit in the northeastren reaches o the Sonoran Desert, Phoenix haes a subtropical desert climate. In simmer, average heich temperatures are typically ower 100 °F (38 °C).

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Munro, P et al. A Mojave Dictionary Los Angeles: UCLA, 1992
  2. "Phoenix QuickFacts from US Census Bureau". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 11, 2012. 
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 

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