The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Improving Lives, Communities and the Economy

Santa Cruz

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Santa Cruz County is a small, diverse county that sits on the border with Sonora, Mexico. Its history, people, culture and commerce are heavily influenced by its relationship with neighboring Sonora, México. Nogales, Arizona is the largest city with a population of 32,262, but it is dwarfed by its sister city across the fence, (Nogales, Sonora) that has a bulging population of 350,000. The quiet communities of Patagonia, Sonoita and Elgin are a sharp contrast to the bustling commerce of Nogales and Rio Rico.

Santa Cruz County is a small, diverse county that sits on the border with Sonora, Mexico. Its history, people, culture and commerce are heavily influenced by its relationship with neighboring Sonora, México. Nogales, Arizona is the largest city with a population of 32,262, but it is dwarfed by its sister city across the fence, (Nogales, Sonora) that has a bulging population of 350,000. The quiet communities of Patagonia, Sonoita and Elgin are a sharp contrast to the bustling commerce of Nogales and Rio Rico.

Santa Cruz County - Nogales
489 N Arroyo Blvd.
85621-2644 Nogales, AZ
Phone: 520-281-2994
Fax: 520-281-2985

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Sonoran Desert Master Gardener Conference

Learn about trees, gardening techniques, eco-design and the good and harmful insects that live in our yards and gardens.

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