Place:Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

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NameMesa
Alt namesHaydensource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS4014333
Mesa Citysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS4014333
Zenossource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS4014333
TypeCity
Coordinates33.411°N 111.746°W
Located inMaricopa, Arizona, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the State of Arizona and is a suburb located about east of Phoenix. Mesa is the central city of the East Valley section of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. It is bordered by Tempe on the west, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community on the north, Chandler and Gilbert on the south, and Apache Junction on the east. As of the 2010 Census Mesa became Arizona's center of population.

Mesa is the third-largest city in Arizona, after Phoenix and Tucson. and the 38th-largest city in the US. The city is home to 439,041 people as of 2010 according to the Census Bureau. It actually has more people than more recognizable cities such as Atlanta, Miami, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Tulsa, Wichita, and Cleveland. Mesa is home to numerous higher education facilities including Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University.

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