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Why is in Pima County, in the Tucson metro area.
The community was named for a Y-shaped intersection of state Highways 85 and 86. The spot became known as "The Y," and the spelling was changed when residents petitioned for a post office
The latitude of Why is 32.268N. The longitude is -112.738W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,791 feet.
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Pima County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Why political report.
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