Globe, Arizona

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Globe (Western Apache: Bésh Baa Gowąh, "place of metal")[3][4] is a city in Gila County, Arizona, United States. According to 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 7,187.[2] The city is the county seat of Gila County.[5] Globe was founded c. 1875 as a mining camp. Mining, tourism, government and retirees are most important in the present-day Globe economy.



Globe is located at 33°23′59″N 110°46′54″W / 33.39972°N 110.78167°W / 33.39972; -110.78167 (33.399858, -110.781570).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.0 square miles (46.7 km²), of which, 18.0 square miles (46.7 km²) of it is land and 0.06% is water. Globe is adjacent to Miami, Arizona, and the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. Globe, Miami, and the unincorporated areas nearby (including Inspiration, Claypool and Central Heights-Midland City) are commonly called Globe-Miami.


Globe is the western terminus of U.S. Route 70, which runs east to Atlantic, North Carolina.

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