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Chandler, Arizona

Chandler (Pima: Canli) is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 176,582. A mid-decade Census survey estimated the city's population had grown to 230,845 by 2005.

Geography

Chandler is located at 3317'52?N, 11151'49?W (33.297756, -111.863522)GR1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 150.2 km sq (58.0 mi sq). 149.9 km sq (57.9 mi sq) of it is land and 0.3 km sq (0.1 mi sq) of it (0.17%) is water.

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Chandler is noted for its annual Ostrich Festival. Initially, agriculture was the primary business in Chandler, based on cotton, corn, and alfalfa. During the 1910s, there were ostrich farms in the area, catering to the demand for plumes used in women's hats of the era. This demand ebbed with the increasing popularity of the automobile, but the legacy of the ostrich farms would be commemorated by the Ostrich Festival.

Famous people

Adam Archuleta - NFL player, currently with the Washington Redskins; attended Chandler High School
Alexa Bruening - actress, All My Children
T.J. Clark - NASCAR driver
Andre Ethier - MLB player for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Zora Folley - heavyweight boxer, challenger of Muhammad Ali
Tank Johnson - NFL player, currently with the Chicago Bears
Mike Kruczek - former NFL player, Arizona Cardinals quarterbacks coach, Chandler resident
Dary Matera - author, columnist
Alberto Alvaro Rios - poet, writer, academic
Brenna Sakas - Miss Arizona USA 2006
Terrell Suggs - NFL player, currently with the Baltimore Ravens
Lindsay Taylor - WNBA player, currently with the Seattle Storm
Greg Vanney - MLS player, currently with FC Dallas
Shawn Michaels - WWE professional wrestler

Education

Most of Chandler is served by the Chandler Unified School District.

To the west Chandler is served by the Kyrene Elementary School District and the Tempe Union High School District, and to the north by Mesa Public Schools.

The USD portion of Chandler is served by three high schools: Chandler High School, Hamilton High School, and Basha High School, with Perry High School coming soon.

Radio and television licenses

Radio license: KMLE

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'Launch Your Dreams' Scholarship Awarded to Arlington, VA Veteran

CHANDLER, Ariz., Jan. 11, 2012 -- The scholarship panel for the GO*VETS Foundation is proud to announce that it has chosen the first recipient of the "Launch Your Dreams" Scholarship program. After careful deliberation of 495 applicants, Christina Humphrey of Arlington, VA has been awarded the $2,500 scholarship and will be presented with a check from the Foundation. Read more about this Chandler, Arizona press release.

The Gift of Independence: New Arizona Acti-Kare Branch Helps Seniors Maintain Their Freedom and Families Maintain Their Balance

CHANDLER, Ariz., Dec. 21, 2011 -- Finding the right balance between family and work is always tough, and adding the need to care for aging loved ones can tip the scales toward disaster, despite the best of intentions. This dilemma is all too familiar a situation to Mridula Wittke, who has seen it play out within her own family. Read more about this Chandler, Arizona press release.

A2Z Computing Services, Inc. Announces The Acceptance Of Press Releases From Chandler And Vicinity

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