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State of Arizona
Flag of Arizona State seal of Arizona
Flag Seal
Nickname(s): The Grand Canyon State;
The Copper State
Motto(s): Ditat Deus (God enriches)
State song(s): "The Arizona March Song" and "Arizona"
Map of the United States with Arizona highlighted
Official language English
Spoken languages

As of 2010

Demonym Arizonan
(and largest city)
Largest metro Phoenix metropolitan area
Area Ranked 6th
 • Total 113,990 sq mi
(295,234 km2)
 • Width 310 miles (500 km)
 • Length 400 miles (645 km)
 • % water 0.35
 • Latitude 31°  20′ N to 37° N
 • Longitude 109°  03′ W to 114°  49′ W
Population Ranked 14th
 • Total 6,828,065 (2015 est)
 • Density 57/sq mi  (22/km2)
Ranked 33rd
 • Median household income $52,248 (33rd)
 • Highest point Humphreys Peak
12,637 ft (3852 m)
 • Mean 4,100 ft  (1250 m)
 • Lowest point Colorado River at the Sonora border
72 ft (22 m)
Before statehood Arizona Territory
Admission to Union February 14, 1912 (48th)
Governor Doug Ducey (R)
Secretary of State Michele Reagan (R)
Legislature Arizona Legislature
 • Upper house Senate
 • Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators John McCain (R)
Jeff Flake (R)
U.S. House delegation 5 Republicans and 4 Democrats (list)
Time zones  
 • most of state Mountain: UTC -7 (no DST)
 • Navajo Nation Mountain: UTC -7/-6
ISO 3166 US-AZ
Abbreviations AZ, Ariz.
Arizona state symbols
Flag of Arizona.svg
Living insignia
Amphibian Arizona tree frog
Bird Cactus wren
Butterfly Two-tailed swallowtail
Fish Apache trout
Flower Saguaro cactus blossom
Mammal Ring-tailed cat
Reptile Arizona ridge-nosed rattlesnake
Tree Palo verde
Inanimate insignia
Colors Blue, old gold
Firearm Colt Single Action Army revolver
Fossil Petrified wood
Gemstone Turquoise
Mineral Fire agate
Motto Latin: Ditat Deus
(God enriches)
Rock Petrified wood
Ship USS Arizona
Slogan The Grand Canyon State
Soil Casa Grande
Song "Arizona March Song"
"Arizona" (alternate)
State route marker
Arizona state route marker
State quarter
Arizona quarter dollar coin
Released in 2008
Lists of United States state symbols

As of 2010

Arizona (Listeni/ɛərɪˈznə/; /ærɪˈznə/) (Navajo: Hoozdo Hahoodzo [xòːztò xɑ̀xòːtsò]; O'odham: Alĭ ṣonak [ˡaɺi ˡʃonak]) is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western United States and the Mountain West states. It is the sixth largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona is one of the Four Corners states. It has borders with New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, and Mexico, and one point in common with the southwestern corner of Colorado. Arizona's border with Mexico is 389 miles (626 km) long, on the northern border of the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California.



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