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10 Interesting Facts About Chandler, Arizona

Facts About Chandler

  • According to the United States Census Bureau, Chandler has a total area of 58.0 square miles, of which 57.9 square miles is land and 0.1 square miles is water.
  • Chandler is twinned with two sister cities: Tullamore, County Offaly, Ireland & Tainan, Taiwan.
  • In 1891, Dr Alexander John Chandler, the first veterinary surgeon in Arizona Territory, settled on a ranch south of Mesa, studying irrigation engineering. By 1900, he had acquired 18,000 acres of land and began drawing up plans for a townsite on what was then known as the Chandler Ranch. The townsite office opened on May 16, 1912.
  • Chandler is noted for its annual Ostrich Festival.
  • The estimated population of Chandler is 261,165, as of 2019. According to the United States Census Bureau.
  • Chandler’s oldest drinking water well is the Erie well, which has been in service since 1948.
  • A southwest tradition for over 50 years, the annual Tumbleweed tree is constructed from 1500-2000 tumbleweeds, 1200 lights, 65 pounds of glitter, and 25 lbs. of paint.
  • Chandler only has one radio License: KMLE.
  • Chandler is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, and a suburb of the Phoenix, Arizona, Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  • In 2012, the city celebrated its 100th birthday. Centennial events were planned throughout the year.
Facts About Chandler
Facts About Chandler

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