Facts About Flagstaff
Flagstaff is a city in, and the county seat of, Coconino County in northern Arizona, in the southwestern United States.
Flagstaff is situated in the pines at an elevation of approximately 7,000 feet above sea level.
Flagstaff is located at 35°11′57″N 111°37′52″W.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 63.9 square miles, of which only 0.03 square miles is water.
The geology of the area is in line with that of the Colorado Plateau on which it lies, with the Moenkopi red sandstone abundant in the city also used to build many of the distinctive buildings forming its cityscape.
Flagstaff is twinned with the following sister cities: Barnaul, Russia; Blue Mountains, Australia; Manzanillo, Mexico & New Taipei, Taiwan.
In 2019, the city’s estimated population was 75,038.
Flagstaff has an average of 108 inches of snowfall in a year & averages 266 days of sunshine per year.
Flagstaff derived its name from a flag-raising ceremony held on the Fourth of July in 1876. Boston travellers chose a tall pine, trimmed its branches from the bottom up and attached a flag to the top in observance of the nation’s centennial.
The Sinagua people were a pre-Columbian culture that occupied a large area in Arizona between circa 500 and 1425 CE. The Northern Sinagua were living in the pine forests of northern Arizona before moving into the area that is now Flagstaff about 700 CE.