Fun facts we bet you didn’t know about Phoenix, AZ

Every city has some fun facts and today we will talk about fun facts about our city, Phoenix. Without further ado, here are some facts.

There is a legend that says that Phoenix got its name after Darrell Duppa, who was a Cambridge-educated pioneer who stated that another civilization would rise from the ashes the first time he saw prehistoric Hohokam canals and ruins.

With a population of over 1.6 million residents, Phoenix is the sixth largest city in the United States.

Greater Phoenix covers more than a 2, 000 miles and it has a population of 4.5 million residents. Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe, and Glendale are parts of the Greater Phoenix.

Maricopa County, which is home to Greater Phoenix, covers almost 9,300 square miles which make it the same size as a New Hampshire.

Phoenix’s elevation is 1,120 feet.

Greater Phoenix spreads to the Sonoran Desert, which experiences 3-15 inches of rainfall every year, and that makes it one of the greenest and wettest deserts in North America.

NCDC (National Climatic Data Center) has compiled data which reveals that Phoenix is the city that receives more sunshine than any other major city in the United States.

There are almost 50 resort properties, 64, 000 guest rooms in nearly 500 hotels in Greater Phoenix area.

There are more than 200 golf courses in Greater Phoenix.

Phoenix gets visited by 16 million people every year.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport serves almost 50 million passengers every year, and it is also known as America’s Friendliest Airport.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Phoenix is one of the few cities in the United States that have franchises in all the main professional sports leagues. Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB), Phoenix Suns (NBA), Arizona Coyotes (NHL) and Cardinals (NFL).

Greater Phoenix hosted Super Bowl three times. Super Bowl XXX in 1996, Super Bowl XLII on in 2008 and Super Bowl XLIX in 2015.

Greater Phoenix area is home to record fifteen Cactus League teams: Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers, Cincinnati Reds, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Kansas City Royals and San Diego Padres.

The Phoenix Open had set a record in attendance in 2015 when almost 600, 000 fans attended the event.

Phoenix International Raceway hosts two NASCAR events every year.

Largest municipal park of North America is located in Phoenix. South Mountain Park and Preserve stretches over almost 17, 000 acres and it has approximately 60 miles of equestrian hiking and biking trails.

So that would be it about interesting facts about Phoenix. We bet that you didn’t know some of them. That is not that strange once you consider how big Phoenix is and everything it has to offer. If you have learned something new today, then make sure that you thank your Phoenix, AZ roofing company.