The City of Phoenix is the capital and most populous city in Arizona, with 1,680,992 people (as of 2019). It is the fifth-most populous city in the United States and the largest state capital by population. Phoenix is the anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area, also known as the Valley of the Sun, which in turn is part of the Salt River Valley. The city is known for its year-round sun, warm temperatures, and desert climate. Phoenix is home to numerous cultural attractions, including museums, performing arts venues, and sports teams.