Phoenix, Arizona

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Phoenix, Arizona
State Caipital
Ceety o Phoenix
Images, frae top, left tae richt: Dountoun Phoenix skyline, Saunt Mary's Basilica, Arizona Biltmore Hotel, Tovrea Castle, a saguaro cactus, Camelback Muntain
Nickname(s): Valley o the Sun, The Valley
Location in Maricopa Coonty an the state o Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona is located 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
 • Type Cooncil-Manager
 • Body Phoenix Ceety Cooncil
 • Mayor Greg Stanton (D)
 • State Caipital 517.948 sq mi (1,338.26 km2)
 • Laund 516.704 sq mi (1,338.26 km2)
 • Watter 1.244 sq mi (3.22 km2)
Elevation 1,150 ft (350 m)
Population (2011)
 • 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 (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) no DST/PDT (UTC−7)
ZIP codes 85001-85099
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 lairgest ceety, o the U.S. state o Arizona, as well as the saxt maist populous ceety in the Unitit States o Americae, an is also the maist populous state caipital in the Unitit States. Phoenix is home tae 1,445,632 fowk accordin tae the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data.[2]

It is the anchor o the Phoenix metropolitan aurie (also kent as the Valley o the Sun) an is the 12t lairgest 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 lairgest 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 home 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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