EL PASO, TEXAS
Known as “Sun City” because of its approximately 302 days of sunshine annually! The beauty of our desert sun, surrounding desert and mountains really sets El Paso apart – always bright, cheerful, and welcoming.
El Paso is located in the far western corner of the state of Texas in the United States. El Paso sits right on the border of the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico. The area seamlessly blends languages and cultures that include the American west, colonial Mexico, and ancient Native American tribes.
With over 2.7 million people, the El Paso-Juarez-Las Cruces tri-sister border region includes the second largest metropolitan area on the Mexico-United States border and has the largest bilingual, binational workforce in the Western Hemisphere.
THE SAFEST CITY
El Paso has consistently been ranked among the safest U.S. cities since 1997.
Governor of Texas: Greg Abbott
Mayor of El Paso: Oscar Leeser
Population: 680,000 (City of El Paso) – 22nd largest U.S. city
Geography: Covers an area of 664 square kilometers/256 square miles. Elevation: 1,200 meters/3,800 feet above sea level. Highest Peak: North Franklin Mountain at 2,192 meters/7,192 feet above sea level.
Languages: English and Spanish
Time Zone: U.S. Mountain Time / UTC -7:00