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The United States of America is a country in North America that extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and shares land borders with Canada and Mexico. Tempe is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA, with a population of 161,143 according to 2005 Census Bureau estimates. Darrell Duppa is usually credited with suggesting the name, adopted in 1879, after comparing the Salt River valley near a 300-foot-tall butte, to the Vale of Tempe near Mount Olympus in Greece. Tempe is a major suburb of Phoenix and is located immediately southeast. The upscale suburb of Scottsdale is immediately to the north of Tempe.
Tempe is the location of the head offices of US Airways formerly America West Airlines and the main campus of Arizona State University. It was the longtime host of the Fiesta Bowl, although the BCS, Bowl Championship theory game will move to University of Phoenix Stadium, located in Glendale, in 2007. On New Year's Eve, the city hosts the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Block Party, one of the nation's largest New Year's Eve parties. The event typically has a national band heading a concert, along with several other local and national bands. It was also the site of one of the three Presidential debates in 2004 and Super Bowl  Additionally, it is the spring training host city of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Tempe is located according to the United States Census Bureau. The landlocked city has a total area of 104.1 square kilometers. The city of Tempe is bordered by Mesa to the east, Scottsdale to the north, Phoenix and Guadalupe to the west, and Chandler to the south. Tempe was an amalgamation of two settlements Hayden's Ferry and San Pablo located west and east of Hayden Butte, respectively. The two settlements benefited from the Tempe Irrigating Canal Company which provided the water for alfalfa, wheat, barley, oats and cotton. In 1885, Arizona Territorial Legislature chose Tempe for the site of the Territorial Normal School, which became Arizona Normal School, Arizona State Teachers College, Arizona State College and finally Arizona State University.
Tempe is the most densely-populated city in the state and serves as a crossroads for its largest communities due to its location. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Tempe enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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