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Arizona is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states. It is the sixth largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona is one of the Four Corners states. It has borders with New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, and Mexico, and one point in common with the southwestern corner of Colorado. Arizona's border with Mexico is 389 miles long, on the northern border of the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California.
In 1858 Congress noted: "The region is all together valueless", "after entering Arizona there is nothing left to do but leave".
Population: 6.93 million (2016)
Area: 113,998 sq miles (295,254 km²)
|Entered the Union: February 14, 1912 (48)||Capital: Phoenix|
|Origin of Name: a Spanish version of the Pima Indian word arizonac for "place of the small spring" or from the Aztec's arizuma meaning "silver-bearing"|
|State Nickname: Grand Canyon State||State Bird: Cactus Wren|
|State Motto: Ditat Deus (God enriches)||State Tree: Palo Verde|
|State Flower:Saguaro Cactus Blossom||State Fish: Arizona Trout|
|State Amphibian: The Arizona Treefrog||State Animal: Ringtail Cat|
|State Reptile: Arizona Ridgenose Rattlesnake||State Gem: Turquoise|
|State Butterfly: Two-tailed Swallowtail||State Fossil: Petrified Wood|
|State Songs: Arizona March Song • Arizona||State Neckwear: Bola Tie|
|National Parks: 3 • State Forests: 6 • State Parks: 28|
|Famous for: Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Painted Desert, Hoover Dam, London Bridge, Monument Valley|
Famous Arizonans: Glen Campbell, Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronstadt, Tanya Tucker (singers), Cesar Chavez (labor leader), Cochise, Geronimo (Apache Chiefs), Wyatt Earp (marshall), Barry Goldwater, John McCain(politician), Helen Hull Jacobs (Tennis), Zane Grey (novelist), Sandra Day O'Connor (US Supreme Court), David Spade (comedien), Stewart Udall (Secretary of the Interior), Steven Spielberg (film director), Joan Ganz Cooney (producer of Sesame Street)
Video of Trip from Needles, CA to Williams, AZ 2018 (1 of 2)
Video of Trip from Needles, CA to Williams, AZ 2018 (2 of 2)
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