5 Facts About Phoenix Arizona

1. The Jewish News of Greater Phoenix Arizona is an independent weekly newspaper established in 1948.

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2. The city of Phoenix Arizona includes national parks, county parks and city parks.

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3. In 2016, Phoenix Arizona regained the position of 5th most populous city, with the census bureau estimating its population at 1,615,017, edging out Philadelphia with a population of 1,567,872.

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4. In 1913, Phoenix Arizona adopted a new form of government, changing from a mayor-council system to council-manager, making it one of the first cities in the United States with this form of city government.

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5. On February 14, 1912, Phoenix Arizona became a state capital, as Arizona was admitted to the Union as the 48th state under President William Howard Taft.

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