What is Tucson?

  • (noun): A city in southeastern Arizona ringed by mountain ranges; long known as a winter and health resort but the population shift from industrial states to the Sunbelt resulted in rapid growth late in the 20th century.

Tucson

Tucson ( /ˈtuːsɒn/ TOO-son) is a city in and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, and home to the University of Arizona. The 2010 United States Census puts the city's population at 520,116, while the 2011 estimated population of the entire Tucson metropolitan area was 989,569. Tucson is the second-largest populated city in Arizona behind Phoenix, which both anchor the Arizona Sun Corridor. The city is located 108 miles (174 km) southeast of Phoenix and 60 mi (97 km) north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Tucson is the 33rd largest city and the 52nd largest metropolitan area in the United States. Roughly 150 Tucson companies are involved in the design and manufacture of optics and optoelectronics systems, earning Tucson the nickname Optics Valley.

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Speeches By Barack Obama - Tucson Memorial Speech
... United States Barack Obama delivered a speech at the Together We Thrive Tucson and America memorial on January 12, 2011, held in the McKale Center on the University of Arizona campus ... It honored the victims of the 2011 Tucson shooting and included themes of healing and national unity ...
Tucson - See Also
... United States portal Arizona portal New Spain portal List of people from Tucson, Arizona List of tallest buildings in Tucson Davis-Monthan Air Force Base National Register of Historic Places listings in Pima County ...
Charles Bolsius
... He settled in Tucson in 1934 painting, printing, building, and hand carving fine furniture and doors ... modified territorial/pueblo revival buildings in and around Fort Lowell on the edge of Tucson and was a member of many Tucson art organizations ... the Fort Lowell Historic District, Arizona State University Kerr House, in homes in Tucson's Catalina Foothills (including the front door of 2540 ...
St. Joseph's Medical Center (Tucson, Arizona)
... not-for-profit, 478-bed acute-care hospital in Tucson, Arizona ... Mary's Hospital (Tucson, Arizona) and Holy Cross Hospital (Nogales, Arizona) ... Located on Tucson's east side, St ...
List Of Tallest Buildings In Tucson
... This is a list of the tallest buildings in Tucson, Arizona ... the Arizona Bank Plaza, the tallest building in Tucson from 1977-1986. 3 Pima County Legal Services Building 260 (79) 1967 ... Originally the Tucson Federal Savings Loan Association Building or Tucson Federal Building ...