Arizona State

Marcos de Niza is the first person who explored the state of Arizona. He is actually an explorer from the European region and a Spaniard Franciscan priest in nature. It 1539, he went to this particular state while he begins his search for the legendary “Seven Cities of God.”

Population

Arizona has a population of 6,931,071 as of July 1, 2016.

Year Founded

Arizona became the 48th state of America in February 14, 1912. Before it became a state, they considered it as part of Mexico (the known independent) back in 1821.

Flag

Based on history, the flag of Arizona represents the state’s copper star.  Charles Harris designed the flag immediately after the rifle team from this particular state needed to use something to represent them back in 1911. Harris is the Adjutant General of the Arizona Territory and in 1917; they recognized it as the official flag of the state. Nan D. Hayden is the first sewer of the flag.

The flag has two divisions – the upper portion features the red and yellow rays as representation of the 13 colonies of the United States. The lower portion is a pure blue color that symbolized the color of the official flag of America. At the center, the huge copper star is visible to remind the people that Arizona is the main producer of copper in the country.

Yearly GDP

As of 2015, Arizona State has a GDP total of $290,903 million dollars

Type of People Living

White, American, Black or African, Asian, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Islander, Native Hawaiian Pacific, Some Latino, Hispanic, Native Tribes from Alaska and few other Races

Main Industries or Source of Income

Manufacturing, Business Services, Mining and Agriculture

Map

Landmarks

Meteor Crater

Arizona Biltmore

Picacho Peak

Titan Missile Museum

Arizona State Capitol, 44 Monroe, Orpheum Theater,  Agua Fria National Monument, Biosphere 2,, Yuma Crossing, Casa Grande National Monument, Lowell Observatory, Arcosanti, Awatovi Ruins, Tovrea Castle, Hubbell Trading Post, Fort Bowie, Painted Desert,, Tombstone Historic District, Sunset Crater, Tumacacori National Park

 Tourist Destinations

Monument Valley

Sedona Cathedral Rock

Beaver Falls

Grand Canyon National Park

Saguaro National Park, Havasu Falls, Superstition Mountains, The Wave, Goldfield Ghost Town, Hoover Dam, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Glen Canyon Dam and Bridge, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Organ Pipe Cactus Monument, Lake Powell, Bisbee, Petrified Forest National Park, Sonoran Desert

Transportations

Rail Roads, Buses, Transport Services, Airports

Prominent People Living in Arizona

Cesar Chavez (Union Leader), Zane Grey (Author), Joan Ganz Cooney (TV Producer), Apache Kid (Indian Outlaw), Frank Luke Jr. (WWI Fighter), Cochise (Chief of Apache Indian), Geronimo (Chief of Apache Indian), Linda Ronstadt (Singer), Helen Hull Jacobs (Tennis Player), David Spade (Actor/Comedian), Sandra Day O’Connor (US Supreme Court Appointee), Carl Trumbull Hayden (Politician), Steward Udall (Interior Secretary), John McCain (Senator/War Hero), Steven Spielberg (Movie Director), Phil Mickelson (Pro Golfer), Louie Espinoza (Boxer), Lynda Carter (Actress), Kerri Strug (Gymnast), Michael Carbajal (Boxer), Rex Allen (Singer), Barry Goldwater (Politician), Barbara Eden (Actress), Charles Mingus (Musician), Morris Udall (Politician), Rose Mofford (Politician), Frank Lloyd Wright (Architect)

List of Cities

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About the Arizona State

Arizona became statehood back in February 14, 1912 and they recognized it as the 48th states of America.  Based on history, the man who first explored the place is Miguel de Niza from the European region who is a priest from Spain. The origin of the word Arizona means “Arizuma” (an Aztec Indian term that means “Sliver Bearing”). However, there are scholars in the area who believed that it originates from the phrase “Basque” or “Place of Oaks.”

Historically, the state is a portion of New Mexico and ceded to America in 1848. It was in 1863 when they recognized it as an independent territory. Because copper mining is very dominant industry in this state back in 1854, people who live here already have the opportunities to use air conditioning systems and refrigerators after the World War II. On this kind of advancement, the city of Phoenix became popular and among the fastest developing cities in the United States.

They also recognize it as the “Grand Canyon State” and the motto of the people here is “Ditat Deus” (God Enriches). Regarding the national state song of the Arizonans, it is the “Arizona March Song.” The state flower is the Saguaro Cactus Blossom, the state amphibian is The Arizona Treefrog, the state butterfly is Two-tailed Swallowtail, its state reptile is Arizona Ridgenose Rattlesnake, its state fish is Arizona Trout and state bird is Cactus Wren. About the state animal, this is the Ringtail Cat, its state tree is Palo Verde, its state Fossil is Petrified Wood, its state gemstone is Turquoise and its state neckwear is Bolo Tie.

From the shared information through the US Census Bureau from its recorded population, this particular state has almost 6,931,071 since the middle of 2016. Because of this, it is currently the 15th most populated states in the United States. The capital and biggest city is Phoenix with an abbreviation of AZ.  This is actually the 6th biggest city in the country and with a recorded population of 1,563,025 as of 2016. Majority of the people who live in this city are Mexicans.

The major industry here is mining and so it is the largest producer of copper in America because of producing almost 50-60 percent of copper in the country. Aside from this, Arizona likewise has companies for mining, electric equipment manufacturing, food processing, tourism projects, printing/publication, machinery, transportation needs and more. Regarding their agricultural industry, this state produces dairy products, hay, cattle, livestock, lettuce and cotton. All of these are part of the increasing economy of the Arizonans for the past years.

This particular state has a land area of almost 114,006 square miles and this makes it the 6th largest states in America. Its border is near Mexico and its bordering states include Colorado, California, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah. It has 15 registered counties, 6 state forests, 3 national parks and 28 state parks. The area codes they use here include 480, 520, 602, 623 and 928.

For the Arizonans, refusing a glass of water to a particular person is unlawful.