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El Paso
El Paso County, Texas

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History & History-related items

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Chamber of Commerce.

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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of El Paso is approximately 563,662 (2000), 649121 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 168,625 (1990), 216894 (2010).
The amount of land area in El Paso is 635.488 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in El Paso is 247.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 3.943 sq kilometers.
The distance from El Paso to Washington DC is 1784 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 531 miles. (as the crow flies)
El Paso is positioned 31.84 degrees north of the equator and 106.43 degrees west of the prime meridian.
El Paso elevation is 3,762 feet above sea level.
El Paso per capita income is $ 17,216 (1999).
El Paso median income is $ 34,900.
El Paso average annual rainfall is 8 inches per year
El Paso average annual precipitation is 8.65 inches peryear.
The average low temperature is 50.6 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 76.8 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is degrees F.


on the Mexican-US border in southwest Texas
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warm and dry with more than 300 days of sunshine each year. El Paso is in the Chihuahuan Desert as is its sister city of Juarez, Mexico.
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History & History Related Items

El Paso is the oldest settlement in Texas. The Mision Nuestra Senora del Carmen was founded in 1682. The mission was built by Tigua Indians, Spanish refugees and Franciscan padres well before the famous California Mission Chain was established. The El Camino Real or Royal Highway nearby was used by Spanish settlers to the area. Two other missions are located on the road - La Purisima Socorro, built in the 1680's by the Piro Indians (part of the Pueblo Nation) and San Elizario Mission. San Elizario was actually meant to be a presidio in the beginning.

El Paso is a Sister city to the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez. There is big tourism trade here and much agriculture with cotton, fruit and livestock. There is a large Mexican population in El Paso. The University of Texas is here, as well as Fort Bliss army base (a center for guided missile research)

The first American citizen known to have come to the El Paso area is Zebulon Pike in 1807. He did not come voluntarily, but as a captive of the Spanish. The old El Paso "Boot Hill" Cemetery is now known as Concordia Cemetery.

Americana Museum
Southwestern Museum of Cultural History
5 Civic Center Plaza
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone: 915-542-0394
Corner of Santa Fe & San Antonio
Open Tues-Sat.

El Paso is often referred to as Sun City due to the fact that there are normally at least 307 days of sunshine every year making it one of the sunniest cities in the USA.
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The founding of El Paso


The incorporation of El Paso



This area is one of the few in the United States which grows long-staple Egyptian cotton.

El Paso Centennial Museum
at the University of Texas - University Ave & Wiggins Rd.
Phone: 915-74-5565
All about the American southwest and northern Mexico with displays and exhibits on geology, paleontology, ornithology, mammalogy, archeology and ethnology.

El Paso Missions Tour
Phone: 915-534-0696
Please call for information. Tours will begin at the Ysleta Mission.

El Paso Zoo
4001 E. Parisano
El Paso, Texas 79905-4223
Phone: 915-544-1928
Open daily at 9:30 am - Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
Please call to confirm hours and admission fees
A 5 acre zoo with more than 700 animals in natural settings.

Fort Bliss Museum
Pleasanton Road
Phone: 915-568-4518
A reproduction of the 1854 fort houses the museum with other exhibits including living history displays and Civil War Artifacts.

El Paso-Juarex Trolley Co.
One Civic Center Plaza
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone: 915-544-0061
Toll-free: 800-259-6284

El Paso Science Museum
505 N. Santa Fe
El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: 915-542-2990
Visit our Gift Shop

Visit El Paso - a website all about El Paso, including an events calendar, hotel specials and more.

Look here for more more information on El Paso.

El Paso Museum of Art

Professional Sports in El Paso
El Paso Diablos - AA farm team for Arizona Diamondbacks.
Home games are played in Cohen Stadium.
Phone: 915-755-2000

El Paso Patriots - "A" League Soccer, playing games in the Socorro Activities Complex
Phone: 915-771-6620

El Paso Buzzards - Hockey Team plays their home games at the El Paso County Coliseum on Paisano Drive
Phone: 915-534-PUCK

El Paso Scorpions - Rugby club plays in Dudley Field next to the El Paso Zoo.
Phone: 915-845-7825
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El Paso City Government

City of El Paso
Two Civic Center Plaza
El Paso, TX 79901-1124
Phone: (915) 541-4000
FAX (915) 541-4760


County of El Paso
500 East San Antonio
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone: (915)546-2000 Information

El Paso Chamber

The Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce
10 Civic Center Plaza
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone: (915) 534-0500
Fax: (915) 534-0554

El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
2829 Montana Avenue
El Paso, Texas 79903
Phone: 915-566-4066

El Paso Black Chamber of Commerce

10 Civic Center Plaza
El Paso, Texas 79901-1153
Phone: 915-534-0570

El Paso Organizations

The Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce
10 Civic Center Plaza
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone: (915) 534-0500
Fax: (915) 534-0554

El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
2829 Montana Avenue
El Paso, Texas 79903
Phone: 915-566-4066

El Paso Black Chamber of Commerce

10 Civic Center Plaza
El Paso, Texas 79901-1153
Phone: 915-534-0570

El Paso Libraries

El Paso Public Library
501 N Oregon St
El Paso, TX 79901-1103
Phone: 915-543-5433

El Paso Schools

El Paso Independent School District
6531 Boeing Dr
El Paso, TX 79925-1008
Phone: 915-779-3781

Socorro Independent School District
P.O. Box 292800
El Paso, Texas 79920
12300 Eastlake Drive
El Paso, Texas 79927
Phone: 915-860-3400
Location The Socorro Independent School District is located in the southeastern portion of El Paso County, Texas. It serves Socorro, Horizon City, and the eastern portion of the City of El Paso. The District covers 136 square miles of El Paso County. The District's northern boundary is the Texas/New Mexico line its southern boundary is the Rio Grande River.

Ysleta Independent School District
9600 Sims Drive
El Paso, TX 79925
Phone: (915) 434-0000
Toll-free: (800) 879-5086
Our 60 campuses stretch from northeast El Paso to the east and southeast areas of the city


El Paso Community College
1115 N Oregon St
El Paso, TX 79902-4021
Phone: 915-534-3444

Howard Payne University
1201 Hawkins Blvd # A
El Paso, TX 79925-4941
Phone: 915-778-4815

International Business College
4121 Montana Ave
El Paso, TX 79903-4608vPhone:915-566-8644

Roger Bacon College
2400 Marr St
El Paso, TX 79903-1214
Phone: 915-565-2921

University Of Texas At El Paso
500 W University Ave
El Paso, TX 79968-8900
Phone: 915-747-5000 El Paso


El Paso Population was:
1990 - 515,342
1998 - 606,526
2000 - 563,662

El Paso is in the Mountain Time Zone.

The City of El Paso is the 4th largest city in Texas and the 17th largest city in the United States. The city of Juarez, just across the US/Mexico border is the 5th largest city in Mexico.

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