The city of Phoenix is the capital of the U.S. state of Arizona. Having about 1.5 million, the city of Phoenix has the highest populace of any capital in the U.S., and additionally the 5th most populous city nationally, right after such big cities as Los Angeles and Chicago.

Thought of as the heart of the Phoenix metro area, the city is the twelfth biggest metropolitan area by inhabitants in the U.S. with approximately 4.4 million people in 2012. Moreover, Phoenix is thought of as the county core of the County of Maricopa and is also among the largest cities in the U.S. as per territory area. The growth pace of the Phoenix metropolitan region has been almost four% every year for the last 40 years. Presently rated 5th in terms of populace, it’s forecast that Phoenix can rank 4th by 2017.