Phoenix: Phoenix State: Arizona Country: United States of America
Phoenix by the Numbers: Population: 1.3 million; 2.8 million metropolitan area Land Area: 375 square miles Elevation: 1,100 feet Average Annual Rainfall: 8 inches Average January Temperature: 66 Average July Temperature: 105 Average Sunshine Days: 325
Quick Facts: Major Industries: Financial Services, High Tech, Government, Tourism Electricity: 110 volts, 60 Hz; standard two-pin plug Ethnic Mix: 72% Caucasian, 19% Hispanic, 4% African American, 2% Asian, 2% Native American Time Zone: GMT-7 Country Dialing Code: 1 Area Code: 602, 623 and 480 Did You Know? Phoenix's South Mountain Park is the largest municipal park in the world covering 20,000 acres.
Orientation: Phoenix, the state capital, sits in south central Arizona. The Mexican border, at Nogales, is 162 miles south, while the Grand Canyon beckons 221 miles to the north. The California state line, by car, lies 138 miles west and New Mexico 246 miles to the east.
Country: United States
Scottsdale by the Numbers:
Elevation: 1260 feet
Average Annual Rainfall: 7.66 inches
Average January Temperature: 66 degrees F (high), 41 degrees F (low)
Average July Temperature: 106 degrees F (high), 81 degrees F (low)
Major Industries: tourism/hospitality/recreation, healthcare, electronics, farming, timber
Ethnic Mix: 92% Caucasian, 2% Asian, 1% African American
Electricity: 110 volts, 60Hz, standard two pin plugs
Time Zone: GMT-7
Country Dialing Code: 1
Area Code: 602 (1 and the area code must be dialed even for local calls)
Did You Know?
In 1888, U.S. Army Chaplain Winfield Scott paid $2.50 an acre for the 640 acres that is now Scottsdale. His brother, George Washington Scott, became the first resident of the town.
Scottsdale is located in the central area of Arizona approximately 15 miles east of Phoenix. Tucson lies 113 miles southeast, Albuquerque 312 miles to the northeast, Las Vegas 253 miles to the northwest and San Diego 312 miles to the west.