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85003, 85004, 85006, 85007, 85008, 85009, 85010, 85011, 85012, 85013, 85014, 85015, 85016, 85017, 85018, 85019, 85020, 85021, 85022, 85023, 85024, 85027, 85028, 85029, 85031, 85032, 85033, 85034, 85035, 85037, 85039, 85040, 85041, 85043, 85044, 85045, 85048, 85050, 85051, 85053, 85054, 85060, 85062, 85069, 85071, 85076, 80579, 85080, 85082, 85086, 85087, 85106, 85201, 85202, 85203, 85204, 85205, 85206, 85207, 85208, 85210, 85211, 85213, 85214, 85215, 85216, 85217, 85219, 85220, 85222, 85223, 85224, 85225, 85226, 85232, 85233, 85234, 85236, 85242, 85245, 85249, 85250, 85251, 85253, 85254, 85255, 85256, 85257, 85258, 85259, 85260, 85261, 85262, 85268, 85269, 85274, 85277, 85280, 85281, 85282, 85283, 85284, 85287, 85296, 85299, 85301, 85302, 85303, 85304, 85305, 85306, 85307, 85308, 85310, 85323, 85324, 85326, 85327, 85329, 85331, 85335, 85338, 85339, 85340, 85345, 85348, 85350, 85351, 85353, 85355, 85358, 85363, 85372, 85373, 85374, 85375, 85377, 85381, 85382, 85390, 85705, 85710, 85719, 85737, 85742, 85750, 86001, 86004, 86046, 86258, 86260, 86333, 86351, 86406, 89128

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Phoenix is approximately 2,122,100 (1990), 1445632 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 422,036 (1990), 514806 (2010).

The amount of land area in Phoenix is 1087.558 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Phoenix is 473 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.556 sq kilometers.
The distance from Phoenix to Washington DC is 2078 miles. The distance to the Arizona state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Phoenix is positioned 33.54 degrees north of the equator and 112.07 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Phoenix elevation is 1,092 feet above sea level.
Phoenix miscellany.

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Phoenix location: in north-central Arizona

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Phoenix is warm and sunny. There are 300 days of sunshine each year. The average humidity for Phoenix is 28%
The weather in Phoenix is enjoyable. The Winter is Springlike. There are warm, sunny days and cool nights.
Phoenix average annual rainfall is 7 inches per year
Phoenix average annual precipitation is 7.66 inches per year.
Phoenix average temperature is 85 degrees F.
The average high temperature is (Summer) over 100 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Phoenix history:

A Phoenix history page Out of the Ashes with much information and photos.

The Hohokam Indians were the first known settlers in the Salt River Valley. They survived by building irrigation ditches. They mysteriously disappeared from the area in the 1400's. In 1864, a man named John Smith established a hay camp to supply forage to Fort McDowell 30 miles away. By 1868, a small colony had formed approximately four miles east of the present city. Swilling's Mill became the new name of the area. It was then changed to Helling Mill, after which it became Mill City, and years later, East Phoenix. Swilling, having been a confederate soldier, wanted to name the new settlement Stonewall after Stonewall Jackson. Others suggested the name Salina, but neither name suited the inhabitants. It was Darrell Duppa who suggested the name Phoenix, inasmuch as the new town would spring from the ruins of a former civilization just as the legendary Phoenix rose up from the ashes. Phoenix became the trade center of the southwest by 1879. It became a wild, lawless western cowboy town. Phoenix has overcome its riotous beginnings. The 1900's brought much progress. In 1911, the Salt River Project, Roosevelt Dam, was completed This project helped the desert blossom. In 1926, the Southern Pacific Railroad connected the city with the east bringing people much easier to the west. The advent of air conditioning helped the desert heat more bearable and allowing great expansion of the area. Phoenix is the capital city of Arizona and continues to grow and expand greatly.
The settling of Phoenix: 1400's
The founding of Phoenix: 1867
The incorporation date of Phoenix: Feb. 25, 1881.

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Phoenix attractions:

Arizona Vacation Guide

There are many places to go and things to see in the area. Among these are:
The Arts in Phoenix
Arizona Chamber Symphony
Arizona Opera (also in Tucson)
Desert Botanical Garden
Chandler Center for the Arts
Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Arts
Grady Gammage Auditorium (at ASU)
Nelson Fine Arts Center (at ASU)
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix Symphony
Arizona Science Center
Phoenix Zoo
Red River Opry
Taliesin West, former summer home of famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.
Symphony Hall
home to the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Opera, Ballet Arizona and Southwest Dance.home of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra and Arizona Opera , as well as the site for Broadway
225 E. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 262-6225
Fax: (602) 495-3642

The Rossom House
Phoenix Arizona
Historical Walking Tours available.
Built in 1895 and located at the Original Phoenix townsite

Outdoor recreation abounds in the area. Among the offerings are:
The Arizona Cardinals (NFL Football)
Games at the Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe.
Phone: 480-379-0102

Phoenix Suns (NBA Basketball)
Phone: 602-379-7867

Arizona Diamondbacks (Major League Baseball)
Phone: 602-514-8400

Phoenix Coyotes (NHL Hockey)
Phone: 480-473-5600

Arizona Rattlers (Arena Football)
Phone: 514 TDTD (8383) or 602-379-7878

Cactus League
(professional baseball spring training)
Phone: 480-827-4700
Toll-free: 800-283-6372

Phoenix Mercury
Women's National Basketball Association
Phone: 602-503-5555 (tickets)
Phone: 602-340-0001

Arizona State University Sports Information
Phone: 480-965-2381

Professional golf tournaments during the season
Phoenix Greyhound Park Racing
Phoenix International Raceway
Golf Courses - 25 within 15 minutes
The Fiesta Bowl

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