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Arizona Facts

  • Capital City: Phoenix (pop. 1,552,259) (2008 est.)
  • Arizona Population: 6,554,255 (2012 est.) (15th)
  • Arizona Population: (per square mile)
  • U.S. State Populations: (all states)
  • Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)

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  • Arizona Quarter: The third commemorative quarter-dollar coin released in 2008 honors Arizona, and is the 48th coin in the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program.
    Arizona was admitted into the Union on February 14, 1912, becoming our Nation's 48th State and the last in the continental United States. Nicknamed the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona's quarter features an image of the Grand Canyon with a Saguaro cactus in the foreground. A banner separates the two images signifying that the cactus does not grow in the Grand Canyon. The banner reads "Grand Canyon State." The inscriptions "Arizona" and "1912" are also featured on the coin.

    The Grand Canyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, covering more than 1.2 million acres in northwestern Arizona. Sculpted by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon is 6,000 feet deep at the deepest point, and 18 miles at the widest point. Over four million tourists visit the Grand Canyon National Park on an annual basis. Additional details

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  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English, others
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler
  • Name: The Spanish originally called the area "arizuma", an Aztec Indian word which meant "silver-bearing." Another interpretation comes from a Pima Indian word "airzonac," meaning "little spring place."
  • Statehood: February 14, 1912 (48th state)
  • Symbols

Arizona Photographs

Washington Street and Skyline, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America, North America

by Richard Cummins
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Mission San Xavier Del Bac, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America, North America

Mission San Xavier Del Bac in Tucson...
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Arizona Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Chinle Apache 928
Sierra Vista Cochise 520
Flagstaff Coconino 928
Payson Gila 928
Safford Graham 928
Clifton Greenlee 928
Parker La Paz 928
Tempe Maricopa 480
Gilbert Maricopa 480
Chandler Maricopa 480
Scottsdale Maricopa 480
Glendale Maricopa 623
Surprise Maricopa 623
Mesa Maricopa 480
Phoenix Maricopa 602
Peoria Maricopa 623
Lake Havasu City Mohave 928
Show Low Navajo 928
Tucson Pima 520
San Tan Valley Pinal 480
Nogales Santa Cruz 520
Prescott Yavapai 928
Yuma Yuma 928

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