is a city located in northern Arizona, in the south-western
United States. In 2012, the city's estimated population was 67,468. The
combined metropolitan area of Flagstaff has an estimated population 134,421. It
is the county seat of Coconino County. The city is named after a Ponderosa Pine
flagpole made by a scouting party from Boston (known as the "Second Boston
Party") to celebrate the United States Centennial on July 4, 1876.
Flagstaff lies near the south-western edge of the Colorado Plateau, along
the western side of the largest contiguous Ponderosa Pine forest in the