is one of five Arizona cities along the southern border with a crossing into Mexico, located at the south end of 63 mile Interstate 19 from Tucson. Nogales is somewhat smaller than the identically-named city over the border in Sonora; most residences are in the far south, either side of Grand Avenue
, while shops, hotels and corporate locations are further north, in a generally less developed area. The main commercial center is Mariposa Mall
, near exit 4 of the interstate.
The city is situated in a valley, of a tributary of the Santa Cruz River, enclosed by hilly land to the west (Pajarito Mountains) and east (Patagonia Mountains), both part of the Coronado National Forest. One nearby attraction (15 miles along Hwy 82) is Patagonia Lake State Park
, an artificial lake surrounded by pristine desert scenery. Nogales International Airport
is located along this same road, 8 miles from downtown.
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