Covering an area of 295,233 sq. km, the State of Arizona is located in the southwestern region of the United States.
As observed on the map, Arizona is a state with diverse geography comprising of volcanic mountains, deep canyons, plateaus, and deserts.
Covering most of the state’s northern half, the Colorado Plateau is a series of flatlands, gorges, mountains, and valleys. The Black Mesa, Painted Desert, and Monument Valley in the northeastern part of Arizona are some of the plateau's most interesting areas.
The scattered tree-covered ranges of the Rocky Mountains wind through the Plateau, also including the Black, San Francisco, and the White Mountains. Located to the north of Flagstaff, on the Colorado Plateau is Humphreys Peak – the state’s highest point, which rises to an elevation of 12,633ft (3,851m).
Situated in the extreme northeastern corner of the state, is the Four Corners Monument - the only quadripoint in the United States, and the meeting point of the states of Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico.
The state's most dramatic feature, the Grand Canyon - snakes through the northwest corner of Arizona. Carved deep into the earth by wind and water, it has been estimated to be over 5 million years old. The Colorado River runs through the heart of the Grand Canyon and also forms most of Arizona's western border with California and Nevada.
The other significant rivers of Arizona include Little Colorado, Gila, Verde, and Salt rivers.
Towards the Phoenix area, in the southern part of the state, the land begins to flatten. The rust-colored peaks of the Big Horn, Gila, and the Superstition Mountains give way to the boulders, shrubs, and saguaro cactus, as well as the magnificent landscapes of the Sonoran Desert.
Marked on the map by an inverted yellow triangle, the state’s lowest point is situated to the north of Yuma, along the Colorado River, at an elevation of 70ft.
The State of Arizona is divided into 15 counties. In alphabetical order, these counties are: Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yavapai, and Yuma.
With an area of 295,233 sq. km, Arizona is the 6th largest and the 14th most populous state in the USA. Located in the south-central part of the state, along the Salt River is Phoenix – the capital, the largest and the most populous city in Arizona. It serves as the financial, cultural, transportation and communication hub of the state. The capital city’s booming economy has been built around a strong real estate market, manufacturing and trade, health care and insurance services.
The State of Arizona is located in the southwestern region of the United States. This landlocked state is bordered by California in the west; by Nevada in the northwest; by Utah in the north; by New Mexico in the east; by the Mexican state of Sonora in the south; and by Baja California in the southwest. Arizona shares the Four Corners region, in its extreme northeastern corner, with the states of Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico.
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|Legal Name||State of Arizona|
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This page was last updated on February 25, 2021