El Paso, Texas
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|
Location in El Paso County and the state of Texas
|Metropolitan area||El Paso|
|Settled as Franklin||1849|
|Renamed El Paso||1852|
|Town Laid out||1859|
|• City Council||Mayor Oscar Leeser (D)|
Dr. Michiel Noe
|• City manager||Tommy Gonzalez|
|• City||256.3 sq mi (663.7 km2)|
|• Land||255.3 sq mi (661.1 km2)|
|• Water||1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)|
|Elevation||3,740 ft (1,140 m)|
| • Estimate |
|683,577 (US: 22nd)|
|• Metro||844,818 (US: 68th)|
|• CSA||1,060,397(US: 54th)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
88500-88599 (PO Boxes)
|GNIS feature ID||1380946|
|Primary Airport||El Paso International Airport|
|Secondary Airport||Biggs Army Airfield-|
El Paso has a desert climate.
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- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
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