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A city of southeast Arizona south-southeast of Phoenix. A Spanish mission was founded nearby in 1700, and the present city was first settled in 1776 as a walled presidio. It became part of the United States after the Gadsden Purchase (1853) and served as territorial capital from 1867 until 1877.


(Placename) a city in SE Arizona, at an altitude of 700m (2400 ft): resort and seat of the University of Arizona (1891). Pop: 507 658 (2003 est)


(ˈtu sɒn, tuˈsɒn)

a city in S Arizona. 449,002.
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Noun1.Tucson - a city in southeastern Arizona ringed by mountain rangesTucson - a city in southeastern Arizona ringed by mountain ranges; long known as a winter and health resort but the population shift from industrial states to the Sunbelt resulted in rapid growth late in the 20th century
Arizona, Grand Canyon State, AZ - a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
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