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Capital City:

Phoenix

Statehood:

February 14, 1912 (48th)

Population:

4,778,000

Nickname:

Grand Canyon State

Motto:

Ditat Deus (God enriches)

Origin of State Name:

Spanish interpretation of "arizuma," an Aztec Indian word meaning "silver-bearing." Also based on Pima Indian word "arizonac" for "little spring place."

Counties:

15

Largest Cities:

Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale

Border States:

California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah

Land Area:

113,510 sq. mi., 6th largest

Highest Point:

Humphreys Peak, 12,633 ft

Lowest Point:

Colorado River, 70 ft

State Bird:

Cactus Wren

State Flower:

Saguaro cactus blossom (carnegiea gigantea)

State Tree:

Palo verde (cercidium)

State Song:

Arizona

State Web Site:

www.state.az.us


For more websites on Arizona check out Arizona Links.

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