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Phoenix is located on the River Salt River, and is the capital and largest city in the U.S. state of Arizona. The city itself is home to about 1.6 million people, while the population of the entire metropolitan area is around 4.2 million (2010).
Phoenix was founded in 1867 and has been the capital of Arizona since 1912. The unique name of the city has because it arose as a “phoenix” from the old Indian ruins. It has been Native American settlement in this area since around the year 300 BC Kr.
The city, located in a dry (but irrigated land) dal – “Valley of the Sun” – have since 2 World War more than tenfold its population. This growth has been in line with an increase in agricultural production (especially citrus fruits and cotton), and a significant growth in the electronics, aerospace industry.
The warm climate has also attracted many retirees, who have established their own neighbourhoods as “Sun City” and “Sun City West” in the outskirts of the city.
There are a number of interesting museums in Phoenix – including “Phoenix Art Museum,” “Heard Museum” – an exhibition of handicrafts, instrument museum “Musival Instrument Museum”, “Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum” as well as a museum for children, “Phoenix Children’s Museum “. Kids will probably enjoy the pleasures of a visit to the zoo “Phoenix Zoo”.
Another popular destination is the “Desert Botanical Garden” – a large botanical garden with plants that are adapted to desert conditions.
The nearest airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which is located 5 miles southeast of downtown.