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State located in the southwestern region of the United States of America

  • Arizona is the 6th most extensive (area-wise) and the 16th most populous in USA.
  • Phoenix is the capital and largest city in Arizona.
  • Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states admitted to the Union. It achieved statehood on February 14, 1912.
  • The state is famous for its Three Cs - copper, cattle, and cotton.
  • Arizona is home of the Grand Canyon National Park.
  • The state is best known for its desert landscape.
  • The age of a saguaro cactus is determined by its height.
  • The Arizona trout is found only in the Arizona.
  • Arizona leads the nation in copper production.
  • The original London Bridge was shipped stone-by-stone and reconstructed in Lake Havasu City.
  • The colors blue and gold are the official state colors.
  • A person from Arizona is called an Arizonan.
  • The famous labor leader, Ceasar Estrada Chavez, was born in Yuma.
  • At one time camels were used to transport goods across Arizona.
  • The battleship USS Arizona was named in honor of the state.
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