El Paso Texas
About El Paso
El Paso (/ÉlËpÃ¦soÊ/; from Spanish, the pass) is the county seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States, and lies in far West Texas.
As of the 2010 census the city's population was 649,121. El Paso is the 19th most populous city in the United States and the sixth most populous city in the state of Texas. Its metropolitan area covers all of El Paso County, whose population in 2010 was 800,647.
El Paso stands on the Rio Grande (RÃo Bravo del Norte), across the border from JuÃ¡rez, Chihuahua, Mexico. The two cities form a combined international metropolitan area, sometimes called El PasoâJuÃ¡rez, with JuÃ¡rez being the significantly larger of the two in population. They have a combined population of 3 million, two-thirds of which reside in JuÃ¡rez. In 2010 El Paso was awarded an All-America City Award, the oldest community-recognition program in the United States.