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Amarillo, Texas

city in Texas, USA

Amarillo is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. It is in the northern part of Texas. The city's economy is mostly based on cattle. In 2000, 173,627 people lived there.

City of Amarillo
Amarillo Texas Downtown.jpg
Nickname(s): 
Helium Capital of the World
Location in the state of Texas
Location in the state of Texas
Coordinates: Coordinates: 35°11′57″N 101°50′43″W / 35.19917°N 101.84528°W / 35.19917; -101.84528
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountiesPotter, Randall
Government
 • MayorDebra McCartt
Area
 • City90.3 sq mi (233.9 km2)
 • Land89.8 sq mi (232.7 km2)
 • Water0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Elevation
3,605 ft (1,099 m)
Population
 (2005)
 • City183,021
 • Density2,026.8/sq mi (782.5/km2)
 • Metro
236,113
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)806
FIPS code48-03000[1]
GNIS feature ID1351066[2]
Websitehttp://www.ci.amarillo.tx.us/

ReferencesEdit

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.