Highest Point: Humphreys Peak: 12,633 feet Lowest Point: Colorado River: 70 feet above sea level
Number of Counties: 15 Inland water: 492 sq.mi
Largest City: Phoenix Capital City: Phoenix
Population: 4,778,000Rank: 6th Largest State
Border States: New Mexico, Utah, California, Colorado, Nevada
Border Countries: Mexico
Climate: Arizona's climate is warm and arid, moderated by altitude in the mountains. Annual precipitation ranges from under 10 inches to 30 inches. View the Current Weather in Arizona's major cities, or Average, Minimum or Maximum temperature charts.
Origin of state's name: Spanish interpretation of "arizuma" anAztec Indian word meaning "silver-bearing." Also based on Pima Indian word "arizonac" for "little spring place". (Two other Indian words meaning 'little spring' are Aleh-Zon.)
Arizona State Flag:
Adopted in 1917, The 13 rays of red and gold on the top half of the flag represent both the 13 original colonies of the Union, and the rays of the Western setting sun. Red and gold were also the colors carried by Coronado's Spanish expedition in search of the Seven Cities of Cibola in 1540. The bottom half of the flag has the same Liberty blue as the United States flag. Since Arizona was the largest producer of copper in the nation, a copper star was placed in the flag's center.
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Date Admitted: Feb. 14, 1912 Constitution: 48th State
US House: 108th Congress
US Senate: 108th Congress
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Vital Records: Arizona Vital Records State Motto: "Ditat Deus" meaning God Enriches
State History: AZ History Reference Guides Site Map - Find out about Arizona's 5 C's; Women; Cities; Native Americans; Water in Arizona; the Spanish Period; Crime and Politics; Education; Injustices, Culture; National Historic Places; the Military and more!
State Tree: Palo Verde - The Palo Verde is Arizona's state tree. During Spring bright yellow blossoms cover the tree. It is a very unique plant because of it's green trunk. The Palo Verde produces pods that taste somewhat like peas. Palo Verde has very small leaves, it is able to use photosynthesis. During dry spells it drops some of it's small leaves to conserve water.
Official Neckwear - Bola Tie
Area Codes: 480 - 520 - 602 - 623 - 928 City Guides: Arizona City Guides
State Flower: Saguaro Cactus Blossom
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