Tucson is a capital in and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States. The city is located 118 miles (188 kilometers) southeast of Phoenix and 60 miles (98 kilometers) north of the U.S.-Mexico boundary. The 2010 United States Census puts the city's population at 520,116 with a metropolitan area population at 980,263 according to the 2010.
In 2009, Tucson graded as the 32nd biggest city and 52nd major urban region in the USA. A foremost city in the Arizona Sun Corridor, Tucson is the biggest city in southern Arizona, the second largest in the state after Phoenix. It is also the largest city in the area of the Gadsden Purchase. Tucson is house to the University of Arizona. Roughly 150 Tucson companies are involved in the design and manufacture of optics and optoelectronics systems, earning Tucson the nickname Optics Valley.
Major incorporated outer edge of Tucson comprise Oro Valley and Marana northwest of the city, Sahuarita south of the city, and South Tucson in an enclave south of downtown. Communities in the vicinity of Tucson include Casas Adobes, Catalina Foothills, Flowing Wells, Tanque Verde, New Pascua, and Vail. Towns exterior the Tucson metro area include Benson to the southeast, Catalina and Oracle to the north, and Green Valley to the south.
The Tucson skyline is conquered by mountains in each way. secure in to the city are the Santa Catalina Mountains to the north, the Rincon Mountains to the east, and the Tuscon Mountains, neighboring of all, on the west side. Out of from the city proper, but still powerful the southern sky is the Santa Rita Mountains. And extreme of all, usually not able to be seen from most of the city, are the Tortolita Mountain Range to the northwest. The uppermost point in the area is Mount Wrightson establish in the Santa Rita Mountains at 9,453 ft (2,881 meters) above sea level. Mount Lemmon is popularly thought to be higher, looming much closer over the city, but misses Mt. Wrightson's peak by 297 ft (91 meters).
|Airport||Tucson International Airport|
|Longitude||109° 3′ W to 114° 49′ W|
|Latitude||31° 20′ N to 37° N|
|Time Zone||Mountain: UTC-7|