El Paso is the county seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States of America, and lies in far West Texas. According to the 2010 census the city's population is 649,121. El Paso is the nineteenth most populous city in the United States of America 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 (Ro Bravo del Norte), across the border from Ciudad Jurez, Chihuahua, Mexico. The two cities form a combined international metropolitan area, sometimes called El Paso-Jurez, with Jurez being the significantly larger of the two in population. They have a combined population of two million, two-thirds of which reside in Jurez. In 2010 El Paso was awarded an All-America City Award, the oldest community-recognition program in the United States.
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