Tucson, Arizona

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Tucson, Arizona
City of Tucson
Clockwise, from the top: Downtown Tucson skyline, Old Main, University of Arizona, St. Augustine Cathedral, Santa Catalina Mountains, Saguaro National Park, Pima County Courthouse
Flag of Tucson, Arizona
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Etymology: O'odham Cuk Ṣon Template:IPA-azc, "(at the) base of the black [hill]"
Nicknames: 
"The Old Pueblo", "Optics Valley", "America's biggest small town"
Interactive map outlining Tucson
Location within Pima County
Location within Pima County
Tucson is located in Arizona
Tucson
Tucson
Location within Arizona
Tucson is located in the United States
Tucson
Tucson
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 32°13′18″N 110°55′35″W / 32.22167°N 110.92639°W / 32.22167; -110.92639Coordinates: 32°13′18″N 110°55′35″W / 32.22167°N 110.92639°W / 32.22167; -110.92639
CountryUnited States
StateArizona
CountyPima
FoundedAugust 20, 1775
IncorporatedFebruary 7, 1877[1]
Founded byHugo O'Conor
Ward
Government
 • TypeCouncil-manager government
 • BodyTucson City Council
 • MayorRegina Romero (D)
 • Vice MayorNikki Lee
 • City ManagerMichael Ortega
 • City Council
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Area
 • City240.79 sq mi (623.65 km2)
 • Land240.48 sq mi (622.83 km2)
 • Water0.32 sq mi (0.82 km2)
Elevation
2,389 ft (728 m)
Population
 • City542,629
 • Rank33rd in the United States
2nd in Arizona
 • Density2,256.44/sq mi (871.23/km2)
 • Metro1,043,433 (53rd)
Demonym(s)Tucsonian, Tucsonan
Time zoneUTC-07:00 (MST (no DST))
ZIP Codes
85701-85775
Area code520
FIPS code04-77000
GNIS feature ID43534[5]
Websitetucsonaz.gov
1 Urban = 2010 Census

Tucson is a city in Arizona, United States. It is the seat of Pima County. It is 118 miles (188 km) southeast of Phoenix and 60 miles (98 km) north of the Mexican border. It is where the shooting of senator Gabrielle Giffords took place. Arizona has many deserts. It is visited by many people to escape cold weather. Tucson has a population of 531,641 as of 2015 and is the second populated city in Arizona behind Phoenix. The city has a mean elevation of 2,400 feet. The climate of Tucson is a arid desert climate with very hot summers and mild winters. The monsoon occurs in mid June and ends around late September in the Tucson area.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Annexations | Official website of the City of Tucson". Tucsonaz.gov. Archived from the original on March 27, 2017. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  2. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  3. "QuickFacts: Tucson city, Arizona". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  4. "2020 Population and Housing State Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  5. "Tucson". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.

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