El Paso, Texas
El Paso, Texas
|City of El Paso|
Location in El Paso County and the state of Texas
|Settled as Franklin||1849|
|Renamed El Paso||1852|
|Town laid out||1859|
|• City Council|
|• City manager||Tommy Gonzalez|
|• City||259.25 sq mi (671.46 km2)|
|• Land||258.43 sq mi (669.33 km2)|
|• Water||0.82 sq mi (2.13 km2)|
|Elevation||3,740 ft (1,140 m)|
|• Rank||23rd in the United States|
6th in Texas
|• Density||2,626.69/sq mi (1,014.17/km2)|
|• Metro||868,859 (67th)|
|Time zone||UTC−07:00 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−06:00 (MDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1380946|
|Primary airport||El Paso International Airport (ELP)|
|Secondary airport||Biggs Army Airfield (KBIF)|
El Paso is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. It is in El Paso County and is the county seat (the city where the county is governed). It is at the western end of Texas, and is along Interstate 10. The name comes from El Paso de Norte, meaning The Passageway to the North, which was shortened to El Paso.
El Paso has a desert climate.
References[change | change source]
- "Visit El Paso, Texas". El Paso Convention & Visitors Bureau. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
- "El Chuco tells of El Paso pachuco history – Ramon Renteria". El Paso Times. June 30, 2013. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
- "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
- "QuickFacts: El Paso city, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
- "2020 Population and Housing State Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
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