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10 Interesting Facts About Amarillo

Facts About Amarillo

  • Amarillo was once the self-proclaimed “Helium Capital of the World” for having one of the country’s most productive helium fields.
  • The city is also known as “The Yellow Rose of Texas” and most recently “Rotor City, USA” for its V-22 Osprey hybrid aircraft assembly plant.
  • Amarillo operates one of the largest meat-packing areas in the United States.
  • The city of Amarillo, originally named Oneida, is situated in the Llano Estacado region.
  • Amarillo is a city in the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Potter County.
  • The city has a total area of 90.3 square miles, with 89.9 sq mi of its land and 0.4 sq mi of it covered by water.
  • Amarillo has celebrated National CleanUp Day on the Third Saturday in September annually since 2018.
  • Amarillo is considered the regional economic centre for the Texas Panhandle, as well as Eastern New Mexico and the Oklahoma Panhandle.
  • The estimated population of Amarillo is 198,955, as of 2019.
  • The settlement originally was called Oneida; it later changed its name to Amarillo, which probably derives from yellow wildflowers that were plentiful during the spring and summer or the nearby Amarillo Lake and Amarillo Creek, named in turn for the yellow soil along their banks and shores.
Facts About Amarillo
Facts About Amarillo

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