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The Arizona state capital is Phoenix.

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85281, 85282, 85283, 85284

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Tempe is approximately 159,000 (1998), 161719 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 61,452 (1990), 66000 (2010).

The amount of land area in Tempe is 102.353 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Tempe is 39.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.34 sq kilometers.
The distance from Tempe to Washington DC is 2072 miles. The distance to the Arizona state capital is 13 miles. (as the crow flies)
Tempe is positioned 33.38 degrees north of the equator and 111.93 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Tempe elevation is 1,180 feet above sea level.
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Tempe location: between Phoenix and Mesa. All three cities seem to run together as they have grown tremendously in recent years

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Tempe is Enjoyable. Fall & winter days are moderate and the nights cool. During the Spring & summer, both days and nights are warm.
Tempe average annual rainfall is 7.11 inches per year
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History & History Related Items

Tempe history:

A History page for Tempe.

Tempe was originally known as Hayden's Ferry when it was founded in 1867. The trading post there was run by the father of former Senator Carl Hayden. The name was changed to Tempe in 1878. The name of Tempe is said to have come from Lord Darrell Duppa, an Englishman who was instrumental in the settlement of nearby Phoenix. When he first came into the area, it reminded him of something he read about the Vale of Tempe in ancient Greece. Tempe is the home of Arizona State University and is the home of the Fiesta Bowl, which is played in Sun Devil Stadium.
The settling of Tempe: 1867
The founding of Tempe: 1879
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Tempe attractions:

Arizona State Sun Devils

Tempe Historical Museum

The Cultural Arts in Tempe

Here is an attractions page for Tempe

There are many places to go and things to see in the area. Among these are:
Arizona Chamber Symphony
Arizona Opera (also in Tucson)
Desert Botanical Garden
Chandler Center for the Arts
Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Arts
Grady Gammage Auditorium (at ASU)
Nelson Fine Arts Center (at ASU)
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix Symphony
Phoenix Zoo
Red River Opry
Taliesin West, former summer home of famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.

Outdoor recreation abounds in the area. Among the offerings are:
The Arizona Cardinals (NFL Football)
Phoenix Suns (NBA Basketball)
Arizona Diamondbacks (Major League Baseball)
Phoenix Coyotes (NHL Hockey)
Arizona Rattlers (Arena Football)
Arizona San Sharks (Indoor Soccer)
Cactus League (professional baseball spring training)
Professional golf tournaments during the season
Phoenix Greyhound Park Racing
Phoenix International Raceway
Golf Courses - 25 within 15 minutes
The Fiesta Bowl

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Tempe economy: broad and diverse. Here is a business page for the Tempe area

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