Interesting facts about Tucson, Arizona

Monday, May 2, 2011

  • Tucson is a city in Pima County, Arizona, United States.
  • Tucson is located 188 km (118 miles) southeast of Phoenix and 98 km (60 miles) north of the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Tucson is the second largest city in Arizona after Phoenix.
  • City's population: 520,116 (metro: 980,263)
  • Tucson is the largest city in the area of the Gadsden Purchase.
  • Demonym Tucsonan
  • Tucson nicknames: The Old Pueblo, Baja Arizona, Optics Valley, The 520, T-Town, City in Kilometers
  • Location in Pima County and the state of Arizona
  • Total area - City 195.1 sq mi (505.3 km2)
  • Tucson is the 32nd largest city in the United States.
  • Tucson is surrounded by 5 mountain ranges; the Tucson, Rincon,  Santa Catalina, Tortolita and Santa Rita mountain ranges.

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