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El Paso, Texas

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City of El Paso



Nickname(s): Star of the Southwest," "The Sun City," "Land of the Sun", and "Pachuco

Location in the state of Texas
Coordinates: 31°47′25″N 106°25′24″W / 31.79028°N 106.42333°W / 31.79028; -106.42333Coordinates: 31°47′25″N 106°25′24″W / 31.79028°N 106.42333°W / 31.79028; -106.42333
Country United States
State Texas
County El Paso
 • Mayor Oscar Leaser
 • City 250.5 sq mi (648.8 km2)
 • Land 249.08 sq mi (645.11 km2)
 • Water 1.46 sq mi (3.78 km2)
Elevation 3,740 ft (1,140 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 665,055
 • Density 2,446.7/sq mi (944.7/km2)
 • Metro 751,293
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 915
FIPS code 48-24000[1]
GNIS feature ID 1380946[2]
Flag of El Paso, Texas

El Paso is a city in the U.S. state of Texas (near Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico). It is in El Paso County and is the county seat (the city where the county is governed). It is at the western end of Texas, and is along Interstate 10. The name comes from El Paso de Norte, meaning The Passageway to the North, which was shortened to El Paso.