Arizona Facts


Arizona Location In The US Arizona State Map

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

State Abbreviation AZ
State Capital Phoenix
State Size Total (Land + Water): 113,998 sq miles; Land Only: 113,635 sq miles
Number of Counties 15
Time Zone Mountain Time Zone
Bordering States California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah
Highest PointHumphreys Peak, 12,637 feet
Tallest Building Chase Tower in Phoenix, 483 feet
Largest StadiumState Farm Stadium in Glendale, capacity 63,400
National Parks Grand Canyon National Park
Petrified Forest National Park
Saguaro National Park
State Population (2020)7,151,502
State Population Density62.9 people / square mile
Area Codes 480, 520, 602, 623, 928
Top 5 Cities (2020 population) Phoenix (1,708,127)
Tucson (553,571)
Mesa (528,159)
Chandler (265,398)
Scottsdale (262,647)

Government & Legislature

Statehood February 14, 1912
Electoral Votes11
State Flag Arizona State Flag
GovernorOfficial Arizona Governor Website
U. S. SenatorsList of U. S. Senators From Arizona
U. S. RepresentativesList of U. S. Representatives From Arizona
State SenatorsList of Arizona State Senators
State RepresentativesList of Arizona State Representatives
State GovernmentOfficial Site
State ConstitutionArizona State Constitution
Same-Sex Marriage Legalization DateOctober 17, 2014
Road ConditionsArizona Road Conditions
State Quarter Issue Date June 02, 2008

State Symbols

State AmphibianArizona tree frog
State Bird Cactus Wren
State ButterflyTwo-tailed swallowtail
State ColorsBlue and gold
State FishApache trout
State Flower Saguaro cactus blossom
State FossilPetrified wood
State GemstoneTurquoise
State MammalRingtail
State Motto Ditat Deus (God enriches)
State NeckwareBola tie
State Nickname The Grand Canyon State
State ReptileArizona ridge-nosed rattlesnake
State Tree Palo Verde

Sports Teams

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)

Table Tennis Clubs in Arizona

City Table Tennis Club
PhoenixPhoenix Table Tennis Club
PhoenixTable Tennis & More
TusconTucson Table Tennis Club

Popular Tourist Attractions

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.

Festival / Event When Location
Arizona Balloon Classic January Goodyear
Havasu Balloon Festival January Lake Havasu City
Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show February Scottsdale
>Sedona International Film Festival February Sedona
Tucson Gem and Mineral Show February Tuscon
Arizona Renaissance Festival On weekends from February to March Gold Canyon
Tucson Festival of Books March Tuscon
Phoenix Film Festival April Phoenix
Tucson Folk Festival May Tuscon
Flagstaff Folk Festival July Flagstaff
Arizona State Fair October Phoenix
Spooktacular Balloon Festival October Scottsdale
Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival November Yuma
ELOY GLOW & Festival November Eloy
Page Lake Powell Balloon Regatta November Page

Popular Iconic Arizona Foods

Arizona is famous for the following foods:

  • Sonoran Hot Dog
  • Chimichangas
  • Cheese Crisps
  • Navajo Tacos
  • Posole
  • Tamales
  • 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

Famous Singers

  • 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.

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