10 Interesting Facts About Tempe

Facts About Tempe

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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.


Facts About Tempe
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