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El Paso, Texas

county seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States

El Paso is a city in the U.S. state of Texas (near Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico). It is in El Paso County and is the county seat (the city where the county is governed). It is at the western end of Texas, and is along Interstate 10. The name comes from El Paso de Norte, meaning The Passageway to the North, which was shortened to El Paso.

El Paso, Texas
City of El Paso
From top, left to right: El Paso skyline, Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Southwest University Park, star on the Franklin Mountains, El Paso Museum of Art, Ysleta Mission
Flag of El Paso, Texas
Flag
Nickname(s): 
The Sun City,[1] El Chuco[2]
Location in El Paso County and the state of Texas
Location in El Paso County and the state of Texas
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Map of USA
El Paso
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 31°45′33.14″N 106°29′24.63″W / 31.7592056°N 106.4901750°W / 31.7592056; -106.4901750Coordinates: 31°45′33.14″N 106°29′24.63″W / 31.7592056°N 106.4901750°W / 31.7592056; -106.4901750
Country United States
State Texas
CountyEl Paso
Metropolitan areaEl Paso
First settlement1680
Settled as Franklin1849
Renamed El Paso1852
Town Laid out1859
Incorporated1873
Government
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • City CouncilMayor Dee Margo (R)
Peter Svarzbein
Alexsandra Annello
Cassandra Hernandez
Sam Morgan
Dr. Michiel Noe
Claudia Ordaz
Henry Rivera
Cissy Lizarraga
 • City managerTommy Gonzalez
Area
 • City256.3 sq mi (663.7 km2)
 • Land255.3 sq mi (661.1 km2)
 • Water1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Elevation
3,740 ft (1,140 m)
Population649,133
 • Estimate 
(2017)[4]
683,577 (US: 22nd)
 • Metro
844,818 (US: 68th)
 • CSA
1,060,397(US: 54th)
Demonym(s)El Pasoan
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP Codes
79900-79999,
88500-88599 (PO Boxes)
Area codes915
FIPS code48-24000
GNIS feature ID1380946[5]
Primary AirportEl Paso International Airport
ELP (Major/International)
Secondary AirportBiggs Army Airfield-
KBIF(Military)
InterstatesI-10 (TX).svg I-110 (TX).svg
U.S. RoutesUS 54.svg US 62.svg US 85.svg US 180.svg
Websitewww.elpasotexas.gov
Flag of El Paso, Texas

The large majority of the city's inhabitants are Hispanic.

El Paso has a desert climate.

On 3 August 2019, 22 people were killed in a mass shooting.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Visit El Paso, Texas". El Paso Convention & Visitors Bureau. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  2. "El Chuco tells of El Paso pachuco history – Ramon Renteria". El Paso Times. June 30, 2013. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.