28 Facts About Phoenix

1. Phoenix is served by Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, one of the ten busiest airports in the United States, serving over 110,000 people on over 1000 flights per day.

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2. Phoenix is the anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area, known as the Valley of the Sun, which in turn is a part of the Salt River Valley.

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3. Phoenix is home to South Mountain Park and Preserve, the largest municipal park in North America, which covers more than 16,500 acres and has more than 50 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails.

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4. Greater Phoenix is the corporate headquarters of six Fortune 500 companies.

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5. Greater Phoenix is home to more than 200 golf courses.

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6. Greater Phoenix is located in the Sonoran Desert, which is one of the wettest and greenest deserts in North America.

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7. In 2018, it was announced that Phoenix would star in an origin story of Batman nemesis The Joker, to be helmed by The Hangover director Todd Phillips.

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8. In 2007 Joaquin Phoenix reunited with Mark Wahlberg for the gritty urban tale We Own the Night, in which they played brothers on opposite sides of the law.

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9. Phoenix is the capital city of the US state of Arizona.

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10. The Town of Phoenix was officially recognized in May of 1868.

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11. Phoenix is home to more than five Fortune 1000 company headquarters, including well-recognized names such as Avnet, Phelps Dodge, and PetSmart.

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12. Phoenix is located in central Arizona, in the southwestern United States.

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13. Phoenix is the capital of Arizona, as well as the largest city and largest metropolitan area in Arizona.

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14. Greater Phoenix is a popular resort area, and tourism is important to the economy.

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15. The University of Phoenix has garnered the spot as the nation's top private university via its innovative online degree program and 163 campuses throughout North America.

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16. Phoenix is located at the center of market areas stretching along interstate highways from southern California to western Texas, Colorado, Utah, and Mexico.

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17. The Arizona Theatre Company, based in Phoenix, is in residence at the Herberger Theater Center and offers about 25 weeks of performances.

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18. Phoenix is the hub of a rapidly growing metropolitan area that includes 23 satellite towns, all located along the Salt River Valley.

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19. Phoenix is a legendary bird mentioned in Greek, Roman, and Egyptian mythology.

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20. Phoenix is Arizona's capital and the fifth largest city in the United States, with more than 1.4 million residents and growing.

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21. Phoenix is home to South Mountain Park and Preserve, the largest municipal park in North America.

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22. The city of Phoenix includes national parks, county parks and city parks.

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23. Phoenix is the sixth most populous city in the United States according to the 2010 United States Census, with a population of 1,445,632, making it the most populous state capital in the United States.

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24. Phoenix is in the southwestern United States, in the south-central portion of Arizona; about halfway between Tucson to the southeast and Flagstaff to the north.

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

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26. Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Arizona.

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27. Phoenix is home to the largest municipal park in North America.

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28. Greater Phoenix has a population of nearly 4.5 million and covers 2,000 square miles.

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