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Interesting Facts about Tucson


State: Arizona

Country: United States

Tucson by the Numbers:

Population: 486,699

Elevation: 2389 feet

Average Annual Rainfall: 11.14 inches

Average January Temperature: 64 degrees F (High), 38 degrees F (Low)

Average July Temperature: 99 degrees F (High), 74 degrees F (Low)

Quick Facts:

Major Industries: tourism/hospitality/recreation, aerospace and missile production, high technology, optics, software, electronics

Ethnic Mix: 73% Caucasian, 35.7% Hispanic, 4.5% African American, 2.6% Asian, 2.4% Native American

Electricity: 110 volts, 60Hz, standard two pin plugs

Time Zone: GMT-7

Country Dialing Code: 1

Area Code: 520 (1 and the area code must be dialed even for local calls)

Did You Know?

Tucson is the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the United States. Natives began farming here nearly 3000 years ago.


Tucson is the second-largest Arizona city and is located in the southeastern part of the state. Phoenix lies 115 miles northwest, El Paso is 262 miles east, San Diego 362 miles northwest, and Santa Fe 371 miles northeast.

Things to See in Tucson

  1. airport
  2. Univ of Arizona
  3. convention center
  4. Saguaro National Park (east)
  5. Saguaro National Park (west)
  6. Tombstone
  7. Downtown
  8. El Presidio Plaza

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