El Paso is a city located in El Paso County, Texas, United States.
As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 679,622. El Paso — second only to San Diego, California, in size among all United States cities on the border with Mexico — lies opposite Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. The two cities form a binational metropolitan area of approximately two million people, divided by the Rio Grande.
El Paso is the seat of the University of Texas at El Paso (founded 1913 as the Texas College of Mines, received university status 1967). Fort Bliss, a major United States Army installation, lies to the east and northeast of the city, extending north up to the White Sands Missile Range. The Franklin Mountains extend into El Paso from the north and nearly divide the city into two sections.
El Paso is served by El Paso International Airport, I-10, U.S. Highway 54, and Mexican Federal Highway 45.
Web Sites and Links
Handbook of Texas Online: El Paso, TXCommunity history and information.
Stanton StreetInternet magazine features news, entertainment, and dining for El Paso, Texas.