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About Tuba City, Arizona

Tuba City (Navajo: Tó Naneesdizí) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Coconino County, Arizona, United States. It is the second-largest community in Coconino County. The population was 8,611 at the 2010 census. It is the Navajo Nation's largest community, slightly larger than Shiprock, New Mexico, and the headquarters of the Western Navajo Agency. The Hopi town of Moenkopi lies directly to its southeast.The name of the town honors Tuuvi, a Hopi headman from Oraibi who converted to Mormonism. The Navajo name for? Tuba City, Tó Naneesdizí translates as "tangled waters", which probably refers to the many springs below the surface of the ground which are the source of several reservoirs.Tuba City is located within the Painted Desert on the western side of the Navajo Nation. The town is situated on U.S. Route 160, near the junction with Arizona State Route 264. Tuba City is located about 50 miles (80 km) from the eastern entrance to Grand Canyon National Park. Most of Tuba City's residents are Navajo, with a small Hopi minority.

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Tuba City Facts

  • Population Total: 8611
  • Square Miles: 8.9
  • Area Code: 928
  • Elevation: 4960
  • Postal Codes: 86045
  • Timezone: Mountain Standard