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Phoenix metropolitan area

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The Phoenix metropolitan area, locally knowna as the Valley of the Sun, is a metropolitan area that includes Phoenix, Arizona, the rest of Maricopa County, and Pinal County.

The population of the Phoenix metropolitan area increased by 45% from 1990 through 2000, compared to the average United States rate of only 15%, helping to make Arizona the second fastest growing state in the nation in the 90s (the fastest was Nevada). The 2000 Census reports the population of the metro area to be 3,072,149. According to the World Gazetteer, the Phoenix metro area has an estimated total population of 3,792,520 as of 2004.

Cities in the Phoenix metropolitan area

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