The Arizona Republic reported that Phoenix’s elevation of 3,200 feet in elevation this year was “the highest ever recorded for the city.”
The article continued, “Phoenix is on pace to become the highest city in the U.S. for elevation in 2020, and the first city in Arizona to reach 3,000 feet in 2016.”
According to the American Association of State Climatologists, Phoenix is currently the fourth highest city on the planet with a city elevation of 4,000.
The city has a population of around 5,400 and has a metro area of more than 9 million people.
Phoenix is known for its weather, which is often described as “the coldest place on Earth,” with the average temperature of the year at minus 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
However, Phoenix also has a number of historic landmarks that are still in use, including the American Civil War battlefield and the World War II-era Battle of the Bulge.