Bapchule, Arizona

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Bapchule (O'odham language: Pi:pchul) is an unincorporated community in northern Pinal County, Arizona, United States. It lies in the Gila River Indian Community south of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Its elevation is 1,197 feet (365 m), and it is located at 33°08′11″N 111°52′23″W / 33.13639°N 111.87306°W / 33.13639; -111.87306.[1] Although Bapchule is unincorporated, it has a post office (P.O. Boxes only) with the ZIP code of 85221.[2] Bapchule is the location of the death of Ira Hayes, renowned for his exploits during the invasion of Iwo Jima in WWII. He was one of the Marines in the famous picture "Raising the American Flag on Mount Suribachi".

Climate[edit]

This area has a large amount of sunshine year round due to its stable descending air and high pressure. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bapchule has a mild desert climate, abbreviated "Bwh" on climate maps.[3]

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