Tucson is a city in Arizona, United States. It is the seat of Pima County. It is 118 miles (188 km) southeast of Phoenix and 60 miles (98 km) north of the Mexican border. It is where the shooting of senator Gabrielle Giffords took place. Arizona has many deserts. It is visited by many people to escape cold weather. Tucson has a population of 531,641 as of 2015 and is the second populated city in Arizona behind Phoenix. The city has a mean elevation of 2,400 feet. The climate of Tucson is a arid desert climate with very hot summers and mild winters. The monsoon occurs in mid June and ends around late September in the Tucson area.
|City of Tucson|
|Etymology: O'odham Cuk Ṣon Template:IPA-azc, "(at the) base of the black [hill]"|
"The Old Pueblo", "Optics Valley", "America's biggest small town"
Interactive map outlining Tucson
Location within Pima County
|Founded||August 20, 1775|
|Incorporated||February 7, 1877|
|Founded by||Hugo O'Conor|
|• Type||Council-manager government|
|• Body||Tucson City Council|
|• Mayor||Regina Romero (D)|
|• Vice Mayor||Nikki Lee|
|• City Manager||Michael Ortega|
|• City Council|
|• City||240.79 sq mi (623.65 km2)|
|• Land||240.48 sq mi (622.83 km2)|
|• Water||0.32 sq mi (0.82 km2)|
|Elevation||2,389 ft (728 m)|
|• Rank||33rd in the United States|
2nd in Arizona
|• Density||2,256.44/sq mi (871.23/km2)|
|• Metro||1,043,433 (53rd)|
|Time zone||UTC-07:00 (MST (no DST))|
|GNIS feature ID||43534|
|1 Urban = 2010 Census|
- "Annexations | Official website of the City of Tucson". Tucsonaz.gov. Archived from the original on March 27, 2017. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
- "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
- "QuickFacts: Tucson city, Arizona". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
- "2020 Population and Housing State Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
- "Tucson". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.