El Paso, Texas

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El Paso, Texas
City of El Paso
From top, left to right: El Paso skyline, Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Southwest University Park, star on the Franklin Mountains, El Paso Museum of Art, Ysleta Mission
Flag of El Paso, Texas
The Sun City,[1] El Chuco[2]
Location in El Paso County and the state of Texas
Location in El Paso County and the state of Texas
Map of USA
Map of USA
El Paso
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 31°45′33.14″N 106°29′24.63″W / 31.7592056°N 106.4901750°W / 31.7592056; -106.4901750Coordinates: 31°45′33.14″N 106°29′24.63″W / 31.7592056°N 106.4901750°W / 31.7592056; -106.4901750
Country United States
State Texas
CountyEl Paso
Metropolitan areaEl Paso
First settlement1680
Settled as Franklin1849
Renamed El Paso1852
Town Laid out1859
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • City CouncilMayor Oscar Leeser (D)
Peter Svarzbein
Alexsandra Annello
Cassandra Hernandez
Sam Morgan
Dr. Michiel Noe
Claudia Ordaz
Henry Rivera
Cissy Lizarraga
 • City managerTommy Gonzalez
 • City256.3 sq mi (663.7 km2)
 • Land255.3 sq mi (661.1 km2)
 • Water1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
3,740 ft (1,140 m)
 • Estimate 
683,577 (US: 22nd)
 • Metro
844,818 (US: 68th)
 • CSA
1,060,397(US: 54th)
Demonym(s)El Pasoan
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP Codes
88500-88599 (PO Boxes)
Area codes915
FIPS code48-24000
GNIS feature ID1380946[5]
Primary AirportEl Paso International Airport
ELP (Major/International)
Secondary AirportBiggs Army Airfield-
InterstatesI-10 (TX).svg I-110 (TX).svg
U.S. RoutesUS 54.svg US 62.svg US 85.svg US 180.svg
Flag of El Paso, Texas

El Paso is a city in the U.S. state of Texas (near Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico). 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.

The large majority of the city's inhabitants are Hispanic.

El Paso has a desert climate.

On 3 August 2019, 22 people were killed in a mass shooting.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Visit El Paso, Texas". El Paso Convention & Visitors Bureau. Retrieved November 6, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 19, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)