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Pima County, Arizona

US county information
NamePima County
US Area
Total Area9188.83 sq mi (23799.1 km2)
Land Area9186.27 sq mi (23792.4 km2)
Water Area2.57 sq mi (6.7 km2)
Population980263 (2010)
Density41.2/km2 (106.7/sq mi)
FoundedNovember 9, 1864

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Pima County (-enˈpiːməpron) is a county in the south central region of the U.S. state of Arizona. The county is named after the Pima American Indian tribe which is indigenous to the area. The population was 980,263 at the 2010 census. The county seat is Tucson, where nearly all of the population is centered.

Pima County contains parts of the Tohono O'odham Nation, as well as all of the San Xavier Indian Reservation, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Ironwood Forest National Monument and Saguaro National Park.

The vast majority of the county population lies in and around the city of Tucson (2005 city population: 529,770), filling much of the eastern part of the county with urban development. Tucson, Arizona's second largest city, is a major commercial and academic center. Other urban areas include the Tucson suburbs of Oro Valley (population 39,400), Marana (population 26,725), Sahuarita (population 13,990), and South Tucson (population 5,630), a large ring of unincorporated urban development, and the growing satellite town Green Valley. The rest of the county is sparsely populated; the largest towns are Sells, the capital of the Tohono O'odham Nation, and Ajo in the far western region of the county.

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