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El Paso is a city in and the seat of what county?
A: El Paso County in the western corner of the U.S. state of Texas.

The 2020 population of the city from the U.S. Census Bureau was what?
A: 678,815.

It’s the 23rd-largest city in the U.S., the sixth-largest city in Texas, and the second-largest city in what?
A: The Southwestern United States behind Phoenix, Arizona.

The city is also the second largest what?
A: Majority-Hispanic city in the U.S., with 81% of its population being Hispanic.

Its metropolitan statistical area covers all of El Paso and Hudspeth counties in Texas and had a population of how many in 2020.?
A: 868,859.


El Paso has consistently been ranked as one of what?
A: Safest large cities in America.

El Paso stands on what river?
A: The Rio Grande.

It’s across the Mexico–United States border from where?
A: Ciudad Juárez, the most-populous city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua with over 1.5 million people.

The Las Cruces area, in the neighboring U.S. state of New Mexico, has a population of how many?
A:  219,561.

On the U.S. side, the El Paso metropolitan area forms part of the larger El Paso–Las Cruces combined statistical area, with a population of what?

A: 1,088,420.


These three cities form a combined international metropolitan area sometimes referred to as what?
A: The Paso del Norte or the Borderplex.

The region of 2.7 million people constitutes the largest bilingual and binational work force in what?
A: The Western Hemisphere.

The city is home to the Medical Center of the Americas, the only medical research and care provider complex in what?
A: West Texas and Southern New Mexico.

It is also home of the University of Texas at El Paso, the city's what?
A: Primary university.

The city hosts what annual college football postseason game?
A: Sun Bowl, the second-oldest bowl game in the country.


Fort Bliss is one of the largest military complexes of the United States Army and the second-largest what?
A: Training area in the U.S. behind nearby White Sands Missile Range.

The fort is headquartered in El Paso but a large part of the training area is where?
A: In New Mexico.

El Paso is a five-time All-America City Award winner, winning in what years?
A: 1969, 2010, 2018, 2020.

Congressional Quarterly ranked it in the top-three safest large cities in the United States during what years?
A: 1997 and 2014.

The El Paso region has had human settlement for thousands of years, as evidenced by what?
A: Folsom points from hunter-gatherers found at Hueco Tanks.


This suggests how many years of human habitation?
A: 10,000 to 12,000.

The earliest known cultures in the region were what?
A: Maize farmers.

When the Spanish arrived, what tribes populated the area?
A: Manso, Suma, and Jumano.

During the Civil War, Confederate military forces were in the area until it was captured by whom?
A: The Union California Column in August 1862.

 It was then headquarters for what?
A: The 5th Regiment California Volunteer Infantry from August 1863 until December 1864.


After the Civil War's conclusion, the town's population began to grow as what?
A: As Texans continued to move into the villages and soon became the majority.

El Paso itself, incorporated in 1873, encompassed what?
A: The small area communities that had developed along the river.

With the arrival of the Southern Pacific, Texas and Pacific, and Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroads in 1881, the population boomed to 10,000 by when?

A: By the 1890 census, with many Anglo-Americans, recent immigrants, old Hispanic settlers, and recent arrivals from Mexico.

The location of El Paso and the arrival of these more wild newcomers caused the city to become what?
A: A violent and wild boomtown known as the "Six-shooter Capital" because of its lawlessness.

Indeed, prostitution and gambling flourished until World War I, when the Department of the Army pressured El Paso authorities to do what?
A: To crack down on vice.

With the suppression of the vice trade and in consideration of the city's geographic position, the city continued into developing as a what?
A: A premier manufacturing, transportation, and retail center of the U.S. Southwest.



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