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Phoenix


Phoenix, Arizona
Located in the Salt River Valley, which is sometimes known as the "Valley of the Sun", in central part of the state, Phoenix is the state capital and largest city of Arizona. As of the 2005, the estimated population of the city itself was 1,461,575, with an estimated 3,715,360 living within the Phoenix Metropolitan area.

The city has at an average elevation of 1,117 feet (340 meters), and is located in the northern reaches of the Sonoran Desert. The Salt River runs westward through Phoenix, but because of the desert climate and dams up river, the Salt River is normally dry - water only being present when water is released from dams that lie up river.

Attractions in the Phoenix area include:
Phoenix photographed from South Mountain


Phoenix Facts


Here is some more information about Phoenix:
  • Probably the most famous educational institution in Phoenix is the University of Phoenix, which is a for-profit educational institution that specializes in adult education.

  • Professional sports franchises in Phoenix include the baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the basketball team, the Phoenix Suns.

  • The main airport for Phoenix is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

  • Phoenix is nicknamed "Arizona's Urban Heart", while the Phoenix metropolitan area is nicknamed "Valley of the Sun".

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Arizona Day Trips by Theme (Day Trip Series)

By Leigh Wilson

Adventure Publications
Released: March 17th, 2020
Paperback (160 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1591938899
  • EAN: 9781591938897
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  • Format: Illustrated
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Author: Leigh Wilson
  • Publication Date: March 17th, 2020
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Moon 52 Things to Do in Phoenix & Tucson: Local Spots, Outdoor Recreation, Getaways (Moon Travel Guides)

By Jessica Dunham

Moon Travel
Released: August 30th, 2022
Paperback (240 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1640496351
  • EAN: 9781640496354
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  • Edition: 1
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Author: Jessica Dunham
  • Publication Date: August 30th, 2022
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Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona: Best Hikes, Local Spots, and Weekend Getaways (Travel Guide)

By Lilia Menconi

Moon Travel
Released: May 19th, 2020
Paperback (296 pages)

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  • Brand: Moon Travel
  • ISBN: 1640498559
  • EAN: 9781640498556
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  • Format: Illustrated
  • Edition: 4
  • Number of Pages: 296
  • Author: Lilia Menconi
  • Publication Date: May 19th, 2020
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Phoenix Travel Guide 2022: Shops, Arts, Entertainment and Good Places to Drink and Eat in Phoenix, Arizona (Travel Guide 2022)

By Robert A. Theobald

Independently published
Released: May 4th, 2021
Paperback (156 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798748760416
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  • Number of Pages: 156
  • Author: Robert A. Theobald
  • Publication Date: May 4th, 2021
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Mexicans in Phoenix (Images of America: Arizona)

By Frank M. Barrios

Arcadia Publishing
Released: January 16th, 2008
Paperback (128 pages)

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  • Brand: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 0738548308
  • EAN: 9780738548302
  • PartNumber: Illustrated
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  • Format: Illustrated
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Author: Frank M. Barrios
  • Publication Date: January 16th, 2008
  • Release Date: January 16th, 2008
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Travel Like a Local - Map of Phoenix (Arizona): The Most Essential Phoenix (Arizona) Travel Map for Every Adventure

By Maxwell Fox

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Released: February 2nd, 2019
Paperback (50 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1794173722
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  • Number of Pages: 50
  • Author: Maxwell Fox
  • Publication Date: February 2nd, 2019
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Lonely Planet Arizona (Travel Guide)

By Amy C Balfour

Brand: Lonely Planet
Released: February 1st, 2011
Paperback (360 pages)

Lonely Planet Arizona (Travel Guide)
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  • ISBN: 1740596757
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  • Edition: 2
  • Number of Pages: 360
  • Author: Amy C Balfour
  • Publication Date: February 1st, 2011
  • Release Date: February 1st, 2011
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Fodor's Arizona & the Grand Canyon (Full-color Travel Guide)

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Fodor's Travel
Released: November 10th, 2015
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  • ISBN: 1101878428
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  • Edition: 2016 ed.
  • Number of Pages: 512
  • Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
  • Publication Date: November 10th, 2015
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DK Eyewitness Arizona and the Grand Canyon (Travel Guide)

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GREATER THAN A TOURIST- PHOENIX ARIZONA USA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local (Greater Than a Tourist Arizona)

By Terry Balousek

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  • ISBN: 1724108824
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  • Number of Pages: 143
  • Authors: Terry Balousek, Greater Than a Tourist
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