Have you ever seen a desert under crop?
In Arizona it is possible as the area of the Salt River Valley that now encompasses Phoenix is a leader of irrigated agriculture. Right there desert lands can be found covered with citrus and cotton and other crops that form the basis of the economy – intensive agriculture.
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The first touches of cultivation the area of modern Phoenix saw was in the 11th century when settlers of Hohokam culture put the lands along the Salt and Verde Rivers to use. They built large canal systems and a network of villages, preserved in the city to this day. Further this area became densely inhabited in the 19th century. A city reborn from the ashes of Hohokam residents this is the way Phoenix looks today.
Today it is the leader in the state of Arizona whether you are about culture, population or economy. Phoenix post World War II became about business, especially in hi-tech industry, which saw an explosive growth. Phoenix population doubled in the period from post-war times until today. You may compare it on yourself as in 1950 the general number of residents was estimated of 100,000 inhabitants, while in 2006 this quantity shifted to 1,512,986 residents.
You may also add to this rapidly grown numbers a large quantity of tourists who flock Phoenix to experience the entire city. Phoenix has a lot to offer to keep its visitors occupied. Attractions include;
- Phoenix Art Museum preserves artworks of American and Asian artists
- Arizona Science Center stands along with a planetarium and IMAX theatre
- Arizona Opera is a perfect place to hear musical compositions of Verdi, Puccini, and Mozart
- Desert Botanical Garden shows the way plants are used to survive in the desert
But the most of tourists skip museums and galleries of Phoenix for its hot sunny days. This city with subtropical climate is extremely hot even for American cities. It is normal for Phoenix to bear temperatures reaching 35-38 degC. Nevertheless, Phoenix is hot not from the climate, but also its peppered Mexican cuisine.
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