Admitted to the union in 1912 as the 48th state.
6th largest state. 114,000 square miles; about 340 miles wide and 400 miles in length.
Almost 5 million. The capital city of Phoenix is the 7th largest in the nation with about
1.2 million residents.
Humphreys Peak, 12,643 feet, located in the San Francisco Mountains north of Flagstaff.
Located in north central Arizona, the Canyon is 277 miles long, 600 feet to 18 miles wide,
and over a mile deep.
The palo verde tree, Spanish for "green stick", referring to the greenish bark
and thin foliage.
The saguaro cactus bloom, a large white flower which grows on the ends of the majestic
saguaro, the largest cactus in the U.S. It grows to a height of 50 feet and lives up to
The cactus wren, a woody-brown colored bird with a spotted breast. It builds its
well-protected nest in the thickest and thorniest sections of cacti.
Turquoise, varying in color from sky blue to shades of green. The stone has been used for
centuries in Native American jewelry.
Arizona is known around the world for its natural beauty, pleasant desert winters,
varied recreational activities and diverse cultural opportunities.
23 national parks, monuments and wildlife preserves.
25 state parks.
67 recreational lakes.