Phoenix, Arizona

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Phoenix is the capital and most populous city in Arizona, with 1,660,272 people.wikipedia
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Arizona

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Phoenix is the capital and most populous city in Arizona, with 1,660,272 people.
Its capital and largest city is Phoenix.

Phoenix metropolitan area

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Phoenix is the anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area, also known as the Valley of the Sun, which in turn is part of the Salt River Valley.
The Phoenix Metropolitan Area – often referred to as the Valley of the Sun, the Salt River Valley, or Metro Phoenix – is a metropolitan area, centered on the city of Phoenix, that includes much of the central part of the U.S. State of Arizona.

Tucson, Arizona

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Phoenix is the seat of Maricopa County and the largest city in the state at 517.9 square miles (1,341 km 2 ), more than twice the size of Tucson and one of the largest cities in the United States.
Tucson is the second most-populated city in Arizona behind Phoenix, both of which anchor the Arizona Sun Corridor.

Maricopa County, Arizona

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Phoenix is the seat of Maricopa County and the largest city in the state at 517.9 square miles (1,341 km 2 ), more than twice the size of Tucson and one of the largest cities in the United States.
The county seat is Phoenix, the state capital and fifth-most populous city in the United States.

List of United States cities by population

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It is also the fifth most populous city in the United States, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents.

Jack Swilling

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The history of the city of Phoenix begins with Jack Swilling, a Confederate veteran of the Civil War.
He is commonly credited as one of the original founders of the city of Phoenix, Arizona.

List of cities and towns in Arizona

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Phoenix is the capital and most populous city in Arizona, with 1,660,272 people.
As of 2010, Phoenix, the capital and largest city in Arizona, is ranked as the sixth most populous city in the United States.

List of capitals in the United States

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Phoenix is the capital and most populous city in Arizona, with 1,660,272 people.

Tempe, Arizona

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Other nearby settlements later merged to become the city of Tempe.
Tempe is located in the East Valley section of metropolitan Phoenix; it is bordered by Phoenix and Guadalupe on the west, Scottsdale and the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community on the north, Chandler on the south, and Mesa on the east.

Arizona Canal

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They created roughly 135 mi of irrigation canals, making the desert land arable, and paths of these canals were used for the Arizona Canal, Central Arizona Project Canal, and the Hayden-Rhodes Aqueduct.
The Arizona Canal is a major canal in central Maricopa County that led to the founding of several communities, now among the wealthier neighborhoods of suburban Phoenix, constructed in the late 1880s.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

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In 1929, Sky Harbor was officially opened, at the time owned by Scenic Airways.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is a civil-military public airport 3 mi east of downtown Phoenix, in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States.

Arizona State Capitol

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On February 25, 1901, Governor Oakes Murphy dedicated the permanent Capitol building, and the Carnegie Free Library opened seven years later, on February 18, 1908, dedicated by Benjamin Fowler.
The Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona, United States, was the last home for Arizona's Territorial government, until Arizona became a state in 1912.

Hohokam

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The Hohokam people occupied the Phoenix area for 2,000 years.
Today in Phoenix, the Hohokam are known for their large-scale irrigation networks.

Tohono Oʼodham

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After the departure of the Hohokam, groups of Akimel O'odham (commonly known as Pima), Tohono O'odham, and Maricopa tribes began to use the area, as well as segments of the Yavapai and Apache.
The Tohono O'odham share linguistic and cultural roots with the closely related Akimel O'odham (People of the River), whose lands lie just south of present-day Phoenix, along the lower Gila River.

Phoenix Suns

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When Phoenix was awarded an NBA franchise in 1968, which would be called the Phoenix Suns, they played their home games at the Coliseum until 1992, after which they moved to America West Arena.
The Phoenix Suns are an American professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Luke Air Force Base

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There were three air force fields in the area: Luke Field, Williams Field, and Falcon Field, as well as two large pilot training camps, Thunderbird Field No. 1 in Glendale and Thunderbird Field No. 2 in Scottsdale.
It is about 15 mi west of Phoenix, Arizona.

Phoenix Carnegie Library and Library Park

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On February 25, 1901, Governor Oakes Murphy dedicated the permanent Capitol building, and the Carnegie Free Library opened seven years later, on February 18, 1908, dedicated by Benjamin Fowler.
The Phoenix Carnegie Library and Library Park, now known as the Carnegie Center, is a historic site in Phoenix, Arizona.

Phoenix Union High School

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The Phoenix Union High School was established in 1895 with an enrollment of 90.
Phoenix Union High School was a high school that formed part of the Phoenix Union High School District in Phoenix, Arizona.

Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum

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In 1965 the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum opened at the Arizona State Fairgrounds, west of downtown.
Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum is a 14,870-seat multi-purpose indoor arena in Phoenix, Arizona, located at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.

Talking Stick Resort Arena

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When Phoenix was awarded an NBA franchise in 1968, which would be called the Phoenix Suns, they played their home games at the Coliseum until 1992, after which they moved to America West Arena.
Talking Stick Resort Arena is a sports and entertainment arena in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, United States.

Williams Air Force Base

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There were three air force fields in the area: Luke Field, Williams Field, and Falcon Field, as well as two large pilot training camps, Thunderbird Field No. 1 in Glendale and Thunderbird Field No. 2 in Scottsdale.
Williams Air Force Base is a former United States Air Force (USAF) base, located in Maricopa County, Arizona east of Chandler, and about 30 mi southeast of Phoenix.

Arizona State Fairgrounds

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In 1965 the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum opened at the Arizona State Fairgrounds, west of downtown.
The Arizona State Fairgrounds is a permanent fairgrounds on McDowell Road, Encanto Village, within the city of Phoenix, Arizona, United States.

Theodore Roosevelt Lake

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At the time, it was the largest masonry dam in the world, forming a lake in the mountain east of Phoenix.
Located roughly 80 miles (130 km) northeast of Phoenix in the Salt River Valley, Theodore Roosevelt is the largest lake or reservoir located entirely within the state of Arizona (Lake Mead and Lake Powell are larger but both are located partially within the neighboring states of Nevada and Utah respectively).

South Phoenix

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Crime rates in Phoenix have fallen in recent years, and once troubled, decaying neighborhoods such as South Mountain, Alhambra, and Maryvale have recovered and stabilized.
South Phoenix is a region of Phoenix, Arizona.

Theodore Roosevelt Dam

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The first dam constructed under the act, Salt River Dam#1, began in 1903.
Theodore Roosevelt Dam is a dam on the Salt River located northeast of Phoenix, Arizona.