El Paso plate

bullet According to the census, more than 700,000 people live in El Paso. Unofficially, it is closer to 800,000 people (a lot of us don't like being counted).

bullet Just across the Mexico border, another 1,500,000 people live in El Paso's sister city of Juarez.

bullet El Paso is the only major city in Texas not in the Central Time Zone (it is in the Mountain Time Zone). Maybe that's why the rest of Texas doesn't really claim El Paso?

bullet We are located in one of the larget desert areas in the world; the Chihuahuan Desert. It is over 400,000 square miles, stretching from Old Mexico through most of West Texas on into New Mexico.

bullet El Paso is home to Fort Bliss Air Defense Center, which is one of the largest A.D.C.'s in the world.

bullet Running through El Paso is the oldest road in the United States. The Camino Real, or King's Highway, was once heavily traveled by Spanish conquistadors.

bullet We get an average of only 8.4" of rain per year.

bullet El Paso's official altitude is 3,762 feet. However, at the peak of Trans Mountain Road's course through the Franklin Mountains, the elevation is just shy of one mile above sea level.

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