Interesting Facts About Arizona

Interesting Facts About Arizona

  • Became the 48th U.S. state on Feb 14th, 1912
  • The sixth largest state
  • Land area: 113,635 sq mi. (294,315 sq.km)
  • Highest Point: Humphrey’s Peak 12,670 ft. Flagstaff
  • Phoenix is the capitol of Arizona
  • Nickname: “Grand Canyon State”
  • Motto: “Ditat Deus” meaning “God Enriches”
  • The sun shines 300 days out of the year
  • State bird is the “Cactus Wren”
  • State gemstone “Turquoise”
  • State colors are “blue & gold”
  • State fossil is “petrified wood”
  • State neckwear is the “bola tie”
  • State fish is the “Apache Trout”
  • Arizona reptile is the “ridgenose rattlesnake”
  • State butterfly is the “two-tailed swallowtail”
  • State tree is the “Palo Verde”
  • The famous “Lost Dutchman” was actually German
  • The Saguaro Cactus blossom is the official stateflower
  • The leading copper producer in the U.S.
  • State amphibian is the “Arizona Tree Frog”
  • The “London Bridge” was shipped piece by piece and reassembled in Lake Havasu City

 

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