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Tempe
Maricopa County, Arizona

ZipCodes
85281, 85282, 85283, 85284




Page Contents for Tempe, Arizona

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Economy

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Arizona state capital is Phoenix.
The population of Tempe is approximately 159,000 1998, 161719 2010.
The approximate number of families is 61,452 1990, 66000 2010.
The amount of land area in Tempe is 102.353 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Tempe is 39.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.34 sq kilometers.
The distance from Tempe to Washington DC is 2072 miles.
The distance to the Arizona state capital is 13 miles. (as the crow flies)
Tempe is positioned 33.38 degrees north of the equator and 111.93 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Tempe elevation is 1,180 feet above sea level.
Tempe average annual rainfall is 7.11 inches per year

Location

between Phoenix and Mesa. All three cities seem to run together as they have grown tremendously in recent years
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Climate


Enjoyable. Fall & winter days are moderate and the nights cool. During the Spring & summer, both days and nights are warm.
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History & History Related Items

A History page for Tempe.

Tempe was originally known as Hayden's Ferry when it was founded in 1867. The trading post there was run by the father of former Senator Carl Hayden. The name was changed to Tempe in 1878. The name of Tempe is said to have come from Lord Darrell Duppa, an Englishman who was instrumental in the settlement of nearby Phoenix. When he first came into the area, it reminded him of something he read about the Vale of Tempe in ancient Greece. Tempe is the home of Arizona State University and is the home of the Fiesta Bowl, which is played in Sun Devil Stadium.
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The settling of Tempe

1867

The founding of Tempe

1879


Attractions

Arizona State Sun Devils

Tempe Historical Museum

The Cultural Arts in Tempe

Here is an attractions page for Tempe

There are many places to go and things to see in the area. Among these are:
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
Phoenix Zoo
Red River Opry
Taliesin West, former summer home of famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.

SPORTS & RECREATION
Outdoor recreation abounds in the area. Among the offerings are:
The Arizona Cardinals NFL Football
Phoenix Suns NBA Basketball
Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball
Phoenix Coyotes NHL Hockey
Arizona Rattlers Arena Football
Arizona San Sharks Indoor Soccer
Cactus League professional baseball spring training
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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Economy & Industry


broad and diverse. Here is a business page for the Tempe area
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Tempe City Government

City of Tempe
31 E. 5th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: 480-967-2001
Mayor: 480-350-8110

Tempe has a City Manager/City Council form of government.

Tempe Chamber

Tempe Chamber of Commerce
909 E. Apache Blvd.
P.O. Box 28500
Tempe, AZ 85285-8500
Phone: 480 967-7891
FAX: 480 966-5375
Email: info@TempeChamber.org

Tempe Organizations

Tempe Chamber of Commerce
909 E. Apache Blvd.
P.O. Box 28500
Tempe, AZ 85285-8500
Phone: 480 967-7891
FAX: 480 966-5375
Email: info@TempeChamber.org

Tempe Libraries

Tempe Public Library

Tempe Schools

Life School College Preparatory
LS Legends School
1515 S. Indian Bend Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: 480 967-5410
Email
Life happens ... Why not prepare - at Life


Education in Tempe



HIGHER EDUCATION


Arizona State University Tempe

Miscellany

The Sister City Program

All of Arizona is on the Mountain Standard Time - year round. When other parts of the country go on daylight savings time, Arizona remains on standard time.


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