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Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
City of Tucson
From upper left: Downtown Tucson skyline, Pima County Courthouse, Old Main, University of Arizona, Saguaro National Park, St. Augustine Cathedral, Santa Catalina Mountains
Flag of Tucson, Arizona
Nickname(s): "The Old Pueblo", "Optics Valley"
Location in Pima County and the state of Arizona
Location in Pima County and the state of Arizona
Tucson is located in Arizona
Tucson is located in the US
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 32°13′18″N 110°55′35″W / 32.22167°N 110.92639°W / 32.22167; -110.92639Coordinates: 32°13′18″N 110°55′35″W / 32.22167°N 110.92639°W / 32.22167; -110.92639
Country United States
State Arizona
County Pima
 • Type Council-manager government
 • Mayor Jonathan Rothschild (D)
 • City 236.2[1] sq mi (611.8 km2)
 • Land 235.9 sq mi (611 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation 2,389 ft (728 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 520,116
 • Estimate (2015) 531,641
 • Rank US: 33rd
 • Density 2,793.6/sq mi (1,078.8/km2)
 • Urban 843,168 (52nd)
 • Metro 1,010,025 (53rd)
 • Demonym Tucsonan
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) no DST (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 85701-85775
Area code 520
FIPS code 04-77000
GNIS feature ID 43534
Website www.tucsonaz.gov
1 Urban = 2010 Census

Tucson (/ˈtsɒn/ /tˈsɒn/) is a city and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, and home to the University of Arizona. The 2010 United States Census put the population at 520,116, while the 2015 estimated population of the entire Tucson metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was 980,263. The Tucson MSA forms part of the larger Tucson-Nogales combined statistical area (CSA), with a total population of 1,010,025 as of the 2010 Census. Tucson is the second-largest populated city in Arizona behind Phoenix, both of which anchor the Arizona Sun Corridor. The city is located 108 miles (174 km) southeast of Phoenix and 60 mi (97 km) north of the U.S.–Mexico border. Tucson is the 33rd largest city and the 59th largest metropolitan area in the United States.

Major incorporated suburbs of Tucson include Oro Valley and Marana northwest of the city, Sahuarita south of the city, and South Tucson in an enclave south of downtown. Communities in the vicinity of Tucson (some within or overlapping the city limits) include Casas Adobes, Catalina Foothills, Flowing Wells, Midvale Park, Tanque Verde, Tortolita, and Vail. Towns outside the Tucson metro area include Benson to the southeast, Catalina and Oracle to the north, and Green Valley to the south.


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