Arizona is known for the hot and dry desert climate, the Grand Canyon, the red rocks of Sedona, the Hoover Dam, the Saguaro cactus, and the Native American culture.
Geography & Demographics
||Total (Land + Water): 113,998 sq miles; Land Only: 113,635 sq miles|
|Number of Counties
||Mountain Time Zone|
||California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah|
|Highest Point||Humphreys Peak, 12,637 feet|
|Tallest Building|| Chase Tower in Phoenix, 483 feet |
|Largest Stadium||State Farm Stadium in Glendale, capacity 63,400 |
Grand Canyon National Park
Petrified Forest National Park
Saguaro National Park
|State Population (2020)||7,151,502|
|State Population Density||62.9 people / square mile|
||480, 520, 602, 623, 928|
|Top 5 Cities (2020 population)
Government & Legislature
|State Amphibian||Arizona tree frog|
|State Butterfly||Two-tailed swallowtail|
|State Colors||Blue and gold|
|State Fish||Apache trout|
||Saguaro cactus blossom|
|State Fossil||Petrified wood|
||Ditat Deus (God enriches)|
|State Neckware||Bola tie|
||The Grand Canyon State|
|State Reptile||Arizona ridge-nosed rattlesnake|
|Major Sports Teams
||MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks|
NFL: Arizona Cardinals
NBA: Phoenix Suns
NHL: Phoenix Coyotes
|NCAA Division I Schools
University of Arizona (Pac-12)
Arizona State University (Pac-12)
Northern Arizona University (Big Sky)
Popular Tourist Attractions
- Antelope Canyon: Canyon east of Page, Arizona.
- Arizona Science Center: Science museum in Phoenix, Arizona.
- Biosphere 2: Earth systems science research center in Oracle, Arizona.
- Camelback Mountain: Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona.
- Desert Botanical Garden: Botanical garden in Phoenix, Arizona.
- Grand Canyon National Park: National park in northern Arizona.
- Grand Canyon Skywalk: Horseshoe-shaped bridge with an excellent view near Grand Canyon, Arizona.
- Havasu Falls: Waterfall in the Grand Canyon, Arizona.
- Heard Museum: Native culture and art museum in Phoenix, Arizona.
- Hoover Dam: Dam in the Arizona–Nevada border.
- Horseshoe Bend: National military park near Page, Arizona.
- Meteor Crater: Meteorite impact crater in northern Arizona.
- Monument Valley: Park in the Arizona–Utah border.
- Oak Creek Canyon: River gorge in northern Arizona between Flagstaff and Sedona.
- Phoenix Zoo: Zoo in Phoenix, Arizona.
- Saguaro National Park: National park near Tucson, Arizona.
- Taliesin West: National historic landmark outside of Scottsdale, Arizona.
- The Wave: Sandstone rock formation near the Arizona–Utah border.
- Wildlife World Zoo: Zoo and aquarium in Litchfield Park, Arizona.
UNESCO Heritage Sites
Festivals and Events
Top festivals and events in Arizona. They are listed in approximate order of when they take place during the year.
Popular Iconic Arizona Foods
Arizona is famous for the following foods:
- Sonoran Hot Dog
- Cheese Crisps
- Navajo Tacos
- Sun Tea
- Mesquite Flour
- Native American Fry Bread
- Carne Asada
- Green Chile Stew
- Saguaro Fruit
- Prickly Pear Cactus
Famous People Born In Arizona
Pro Football Hall Of Fame Members
- Randall McDaniel (Guard. Inducted in 2009)
- Curley Culp (Defensive Tackle. Inducted in 2013)
Famous Actors And Actresses
- Joey Lauren Adams
- Wes Bentley
- Billy Bob Thornton
- Stevie Nicks
- Linda Ronstadt
- Jordin Sparks
Arizona Fun Facts
- Arizona's name originated from the Spanish name, Arizonac, which in turn was derived from an Indian word, alî 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.
This page was last updated on July 10, 2023.