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Facts About Arizona

  • The capital ity of Arizona is Phoenix.
  • Arizona is nicknamed as the Grand Canyon State.
  • Arizona’s Motto is Ditat Deus meaning God enriches.
  • Arizona attained statehood on February 14, 1912 (48th).
  • Arizona’s name originated from the Spanish interpretation of arizuma, an Aztec Indian word meaning silver-bearing.
  • The largest cities of Arizona are Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale.
  • Arizona is bordered by California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah states.
  • Arizona’s land area is composed of 113,642 sq. mi., which makes it the 6th largest in the U.S.
  • The highest point in Arizona is the 12,633 feet, 12th Humphrey’s Peak.
  • Arizona’s most abundant mineral is copper.
  • Arizona is home of the Grand Canyon National Park.
  • Arizonans still don’t enjoy even the national average in income. In 1990, Arizona ranked 35th, with per-capita income 87.9 percent of the national average. By 1999, that percentage was 88.3 percent, still ranked 35th (and those numbers are adjusted for cost of living).
  • Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, The University of Arizona, are the Universities of Arizona.
  • The London Bridge at Western Arizona’s Lake Havasu City is the largest antique ever sold to the United States.
  • Arizona is home to many places of interest such as the Canyon De Chelly National Monument, Chiricahua National Monument, and unusual wildlife, in a remote corner of Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park(the most famous Park in America), Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument(rocky desert with rare cacti).
  • Arizona’s historic sites include Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Coronado National Memorial.
  • Arizona’s other scenic places include The Apache Trail – the dramatic road from Phoenix to Roosevelt Lake, and Ironwood Forest National Monument – the mountainous part of the Sonoran Desert.