Arizona Facts

Nickname: The Grand Canyon State

Capital City: Phoenix

Statehood: February 14, 1912 – 48th

Area: 114,006 sq.mi. (295,274 sq.km.) – 6th

Population: 6,626,624 – 15th (2013)

Counties: 15

National Parks: 3

National Monuments: 18

State Parks: 30

Bird: Cactus wren

Flower: Saguaro cactus blossom

Tree: Yellow Palo Verde

Highest Point: Humphreys Peak – 12,633 feet (3,851 m)

Lowest Point: Colorado River at Sonora border – 70  feet (21 m)

Best Season: Spring & Autumn

Popular LocationsGrand Canyon NP, Lake Mead NRA, Glen Canyon NRA, Monument Valley, Hoover Dam, Sedona, Saguaro NP,  Petrified Forest NP

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