Interesting facts about Phoenix, Arizona

  1. Phoenix is the fifth largest city in the United States with a population of over 1.6 million people.
  2. Phoenix has an average of 299 sunny days per year, making it one of the sunniest cities in the world.
  3. The city of Phoenix was founded in 1868 and was named after the mythical bird that rose from the ashes.
  4. Phoenix is the only state capital in the United States with a population of over one million people.
  5. The tallest building in Arizona is the Chase Tower in Phoenix, which stands at 483 feet tall.
  6. Phoenix is home to the largest municipal park in the United States, South Mountain Park, which covers over 16,000 acres.
  7. The Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and has been visited by many celebrities and presidents over the years.
  8. The Phoenix Zoo is the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in the United States and has over 1,400 animals.
  9. Phoenix is home to the largest public university in the United States, Arizona State University, with over 110,000 students.
  10. Phoenix is located in the Sonoran Desert and is one of the few places in the world where the Saguaro cactus grows naturally.