According to legend, Phoenix gets its name after the abandoned ruins of the Hohokam, an aboriginal civilization who built ingenious canals still in use today. Indeed, Phoenix has risen once again—a state capital, the largest city in the American Southwest, and a major destination for Albertan tourists. Phoenix is surrounded by Sonoran Desert and the crimson-coloured McDowell Mountains lying 32 kilometers to the northeast.
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