||February 14, 1912|
||Total (Land + Water): 113,998 sq miles; Land Only: 113,635 sq miles|
|Number of Counties
|State Population (2015)||6,828,065|
|State Population Density||60.1 people / square mile|
|State Quarter Issue Date
||June 02, 2008|
||Ditat Deus (God enriches)|
||Saguaro cactus blossom|
||The Grand Canyon State|
|State Gas Tax||$0.1900 / Gallon|
|State Cigarette Tax||$2.00 / Pack|
||480, 520, 602, 623, 928|
|Top 5 Cities (2010 population)
|Major Sports Teams
||MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks|
NFL: Arizona Cardinals
NBA: Phoenix Suns
NHL: Phoenix Coyotes
Arizona Fun Facts
- Arizona's name originated from the Spanish name, Arizonac, which in turn was derived from an Indian word, alĭ ṣonak, meaning "small spring."
- Arizona is the only state with an official state neckware, the bola tie.
- Arizona is the largest copper producing state in the Unites States, accounting for 60% of all copper production in the country.
- Arizona state has 18 national monuments, more than any other state in the Unites States
- In 1930, Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto from the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona.
- "Skydive Arizona" is the largest skydiving center in the world.
- Arizona is one of the only two states that does not observe Daylight Savings time (Hawaii is the other).
- The only place in the country where mail is delivered by mule is the village of Supai, located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
- Arizona is one of the states that form the Four Corners, the only location in the United States where four states intersect at one point. The other three states are Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.
- In Arizona, it is illegal for donkeys to sleep in bathtubs.