Facts About Arizona

A collection of quick facts about Arizona.

CAPITAL CITY OF ARIZONA: Phoenix
LARGEST CITIES: Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale
DATE ARIZONA BECAME THE 48TH STATE: February 14, 1912
POPULATION: 6.5 million as of 2008
SIZE: 113,909 square miles
BORDER STATES: California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah
STATE MOTTO: Ditat Deus - "God Enriches"
STATE NICKNAME: The Grand Canyon State

State Symbols of Arizona
Information about the official state symbols of Arizona including the Arizona state flower, state gem, state tree, state bird, state fossil, state mammal, state reptile, state fish, state amphibian, state neckwear and other state symbols of Arizona.

Where did the name "Arizona" come from?
The name "Arizona" came from "arizonac" which was derived from two Papago Indian words meaning "Place of the Young Spring".

See also:
Arizona for Visitors
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Pan America Travel Guide




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