About Flagstaff, Arizona
Flagstaff is a city located in the northern Arizona county of Coconino County. It is also the county seat. In 2019, the city’s estimated population was 75,038. Flagstaff’s combined metropolitan area has an estimated population of 139,097.
Flagstaff is located near the Colorado Plateau’s southwest edge and the San Francisco Volcanic Field. It lies on the western side the largest contiguous ponderosa Pine forest in the continental United States. The city is situated at approximately 7,000 feet (2100 m) and is located next to Mount Elden, which is the highest mountain range in Arizona. Humphreys Peak is the highest point of Arizona at 12,637ft (3,852m) and is located about 10 miles (16km) north Flagstaff in Kachina Peaks Wilderness. The geology of the Flagstaff area includes exposed rock from the Mesozoic and Paleozoic eras, with Moenkopi Formation red sandstone having once been quarried in the city; many of the historic downtown buildings were constructed with it. The Rio de Flag river runs through the city.Source
Coconino County is a county in the north-central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. Its population was 145,101 at the 2020 census. The county seat is Flagstaff. The county takes its name from Cohonino, a name applied to the Havasupai people. It is the second-largest county by area in the contiguous United States, behind San Bernardino County, California. It has 18,661 sq mi (48,300 km2), or 16.4% of Arizona’s total area, and is larger than each of the nine smallest states in the U.S.