Amarillo, Texas

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City of Amarillo
City
Nickname(s): Helium Capital of the World
Location in the state of Texas
Coordinates: 35°11′57″N 101°50′43″W / 35.19917°N 101.84528°W / 35.19917; -101.84528Coordinates: 35°11′57″N 101°50′43″W / 35.19917°N 101.84528°W / 35.19917; -101.84528
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Potter, Randall
Government
 • Mayor Debra McCartt
Area
 • City 90.3 sq mi (233.9 km2)
 • Land 89.8 sq mi (232.7 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Elevation 3,605 ft (1,099 m)
Population (2005)
 • City 183,021
 • Density 2,026.8/sq mi (782.5/km2)
 • Metro 236,113
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 806
FIPS code 48-03000[1]
GNIS feature ID 1351066[2]

Amarillo is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. It is in the northern part of Texas. The city's economy is mostly based on cattle. In 2000, 173,627 people lived there.

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