Facts About Tempe
Tempe is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States
The city is named after the Vale of Tempe in Greece.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the landlocked city has a total area of 40.2 square miles, of which 40.1 square miles is land and 0.1 square miles is water.
Tempe is twinned with the following sister cities Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France; Carlow, Carlow, Ireland; Lower Hutt, New Zealand; Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany; Skopje, North Macedonia; Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China; Timbuktu, Mali; Cuenca, Ecuador; Cuzco, Peru; Trollhättan, Sweden & Agra City, India.
Tempe is an inner suburb, located between the core city of Phoenix and the rest of the East Valley.
The Hohokam lived in this area and built canals to support their agriculture. They abandoned their settlements during the 15th century, with a few individuals and families remaining nearby.
On New Year’s Eve, the city hosts the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Block Party, one of the nation’s largest New Year’s Eve parties.
Tempe was Incorporated as a city on October 15, 1892.
The estimated population of Tempe is 187,454, as of 2019.
Tempe is home to the main campus of Arizona State University, with an estimated student population of 52,386.