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Pima County Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Tohono Oodham highlighted
Map shows the location of the majority of the Tohono Oʼodham Nation in Pima County, highlighting the large Tohono Oʼodham Reservation as well as the smaller San Xavier Reservation in red. The non-contiguous segments in Maricopa and Pinal counties are not shown.

The Tohono Oʼodham Indian Reservation, is an Indian reservation of the Tohono Oʼodham Nation located in Arizona, United States. The reservation had a total 2000 census population of 10,787. The reservation has a land area of 11,243.098 square kilometres (4,340.984 sq mi), 97.48 percent of the Tohono Oʼodham Nation total area. The reservation encompasses portions of central Pima, southwestern Pinal, and southeastern Maricopa Counties.

The land is also site of the Quinlan and Baboquivari Mountains, which include Kitt Peak, and the Kitt Peak National Observatory and telescopes, as well as Baboquivari Peak. These astronomical sites are under lease from the Tohono Oʼodham Nation. The lease was approved by the council in the 1950s, for a one-time payment of US$25,000 plus $10 per acre per year.

Tohono Oʼodham Nation communities


The telephone area code for the Tohono Oʼodham Reservation is 520.

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