Flagstaff is a city, which is situated in the northern part of the state of Arizona, which is located in the southwestern part of the United States. According the 2013 U.S. Census, the estimated population of the city was 68,667. The combined city area of the Flagstaff City has an anticipated population of 136,539. The Flagstaff City is the county seat of the Coconino County, and its name is derived from a Ponderosa Pine Flagstaff, prepared by a scouting group from Boston to commemorate the Centennial of the United States on the 4th of July 1876.
The Flagstaff City lies close to the southwestern border of the Colorado Plateau, down the western side of the major adjacent Ponderosa Pine woods in the continental United States. The city is situated contiguous to Mount Elden, just south of the highest peak range in the Arizona State, the San Francisco Peaks. The highest point in the state of Arizona, Humphreys Peak, which has a height of 12,633 feet (3,851 meters), is situated about 16 km (10 miles) on the northern part of the Flagstaff City, the Kachina Peaks Wilderness.
The Flagstaff City has somewhat a dry, semi-continental type of weather. It includes five different seasons, such as a chilly and hoary winter, with widened dry periods, punctuated with profound snows about once in every 3 to 4 weeks, an arid and stormy spring with infrequent snows, an extremely arid and burning early summer season from May to early July, a damp and moist monsoon spell from July to early September, and a dehydrated and enjoyable fall, which continues up to the initial snows during November.
The Flagstaff City experiences a moderate summer temperatures and the average high temperatures of 27.8 C (82 F). Extreme temperatures vary from −34 C (−30 F) on the 22nd of January and will continue up to 36 C (97 F) on 5th of July every year. The climate in the city is usually sunny. Actually, the Flagstaff City acquires more sunlight than snowfall cities, like New York City, Boston, Chicago, and Denver.
The Flagstaff City is an abode to two higher education institutions, such as the Coconino Community College and the Northern Arizona University. The city also includes 19 public schools, with 11,500 pupils and 800 faculty and employees, working in the Flagstaff Unified School District. The Mount Elden Middle School in the city was awarded an A+ grade during 1997, citing an exceptional school climate, progressive exploit of technology and zero-forbearance approach to obedience.
The early economy of the Flagstaff City was based on the railroad, lumber, and ranching businesses. Nowadays, the city continues to be an important distribution center for businesses, like Walgreens and Nestlé Purina PetCare, and it is an abode to Lowell Observatory, Geological Survey Flagstaff Station of the United States, the Naval Observatory of the United States, and Northern Arizona University. The Flagstaff City has a strong sightseeing sector, owing to its nearness to the Oak Creek Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, the Arizona Snowbowl, historic Route 66 and the Meteor Crater. The Flagstaff is also a hub for medical appliance manufacturing, as the city is an abode to the W. L. Gore and Associates.