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