Arizona: State of the United States of America
Arizona became the 48th and last contiguous state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1912. Its diverse landscape and climate support a rapidly growing population.
Geography and Climate
Arizona covers 113,990 square miles of mountains, plateaus, canyons and deserts. It shares borders with Utah, Nevada, California and Mexico. The famous Grand Canyon National Park is located in Northern Arizona.
Arizona is mostly arid. Summers are extremely hot while winters are mild in southern Arizona but cold in mountainous northern parts.
Economy and Industries
Major industries include aerospace and defense, technology, tourism, copper mining and agriculture. Prominent companies headquartered in Arizona include Avnet, PetSmart and Freeport-McMoRan.
Popular tourist destinations are the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and cities like Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tucson. Arizona produces significant amounts of copper along with vegetables, cattle and cotton.
Culture and Demographics
Arizona has about 7 million residents. The population is diverse with large Hispanic/Latino, White and Native American communities. The culture reflects a mix of Western frontier, Native American, and Hispanic influences.
Government and Politics
The state capital and largest city is Phoenix. The current governor is Doug Ducey, Republican. Arizona has voted Republican in recent presidential elections.
Arizona is known for its desert climate, copper production, breathtaking national parks and rapidly expanding technology hub in Phoenix. Tourism, mining and aerospace anchor the economy while offering scenic natural attractions.
Quick Facts about Arizona
|Country :||United States of America|
|Head of government :||Governor of Arizona|
|Area :||295234 km2|
|Water as percent of area :||0.35%|
|Land as percent of area :||99.65%|
|Continent :||North America|
|Legislative body :||Arizona State Legislature|
|Official language :||English|
|Altitude :||4,101 feet / 1250 meters|
|Establishment :||February 02, 1912 (111 years ago)|
|Time Zone :||UTC−07:00, America/Phoenix|
|Local time :||23:09:07 (4th December 2023)|
The largest city of Arizona is Phoenix with a population of 1,708,127. Other cities include, Tucson population 553,571, Mesa population 528,159, Chandler population 265,398 and Scottsdale population 262,647. See all Arizona cities & populated places.
Largest Cities in Arizona (more)
Cities, Towns, Villages, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Arizona.
|Phoenix||The fifth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Phoenix metropolitan area.||Maricopa||1,708,127|
|Tucson||The second most populous city in Arizona and the center of the Tucson metropolitan area.||Pima||553,571|
|Mesa||The fourth most populous city in Arizona and the center of the Mesa metropolitan area.||Maricopa||528,159|
|Chandler||The second most populous city in Maricopa County, Arizona.||Maricopa||265,398|
|Scottsdale||The fourth most populous city in Arizona and the center of the Scottsdale metropolitan area.||Maricopa||262,647|
|Gilbert||The fifth most populous city in Arizona.||Maricopa||257,658|
|Glendale||The second most populous city in Arizona.||Maricopa||255,307|
|Maryvale||Urban village in Phoenix, Arizona, United States||Maricopa||208,189|
|Tempe||The third most populous city in Arizona.||Maricopa||200,402|
|Peoria||The second most populous city in Maricopa County, Arizona.||Maricopa||179,872|
|Tempe Junction||A census-designated place in Maricopa County, Arizona.||Maricopa||158,368|
|Surprise||The seventh most populous city in Arizona.||Maricopa||147,965|
|Yuma||The most populous city in Yuma County, Arizona.||Yuma||99,811|
|Goodyear||The most populous city in Maricopa County, Arizona.||Maricopa||90,622|
|Avondale||The most populous city in Maricopa County, Arizona.||Maricopa||88,914|
|Buckeye||Town in Maricopa County, Arizona||Maricopa||85,224|
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Official website of Arizona
Doug Ducey ,
Arizona has 7 neighbours.
- Estado de Sonora one of the states of Mexico
- Estado de Baja California state of Mexico
- California state of the United States of America
- Colorado state of the United States of America
- New Mexico state of the United States of America
- Nevada state of the United States of America
- Utah state of the United States of America
- Gila County
- Yuma County
- Navajo County
- Coconino County
- Greenlee County
- Cochise County
- Graham County
- Pinal County
- Maricopa County
- Apache County
- Santa Cruz County
- Mohave County
- La Paz County
- Pima County
- Yavapai County
People born in Arizona (109)
- Yoo Gun (South Korean film actor, singer and actor) he was born in 21/01/1983
- Alex Randolph (American game designer) he was born in 04/05/1922
- Gory Guerrero (Mexican-American professional wrestler (1921-1990)) he was born in 11/01/1921
- Carlos Montezuma (Native American activist) he was born in 01/01/1866
- Russell Moore (Pima jazz musician) he was born in 13/08/1912
- Janet Varney (American actress) she was born in 16/02/1976
- Tom Godwin (American writer) he was born in 06/06/1915
- Travis Walton (American alleged alien abductee) he was born in 10/02/1953
- Oscar Noriega (American musician) he was born in 01/01/2000
- Tylor Chase (American actor) he was born in 06/09/1989
- Patrizia von Brandenstein (production designer) she was born in 15/04/1943
- Rudy Diaz (American actor (1918-2006)) he was born in 16/10/1918
- José Joaquín Moraga (explorer, Californio) he was born in 22/08/1745
- Richard Joseph Paul (American actor) he was born in 04/09/1956
- Reggie Lanning he was born in 06/10/1893
- Bentley Little (American writer) he was born in 01/01/1960
- Nick Miller (American football player) he was born in 29/03/1987
- Aleksander Akerjordet (association football player) he was born in 01/01/1975
Other places with the same name (2)
- Arizona , Nebraska Arizona is an unincorporated community in Burt County, Nebraska, in the United States. with a population of 307 people.
|Santa Cruz County||46,808|
|La Paz County||21,480|
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