Arizona State Profile – Interesting Things to Know

This page contains a wealth of information on Arizona state, the third state on the list of all US states in alphabetical order.

Arizona state map

State Map

Arizona location



Arizona State Geography & Demographics

State AbbreviationAZ
State CapitalPhoenix
Arizona State SizeTotal (Land + Water): 113,998 sq miles; Land Only: 113,635 sq miles
Number of Counties15
Time ZoneMountain Time Zone
Bordering StatesCalifornia, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah
Highest PointHumphreys Peak, 12,637 feet
National ParksGrand Canyon National Park
Petrified Forest National Park
Saguaro National Park
State Population (2020)7,158,923
State Population Density63.0 people / square mile
Area Codes480, 520, 602, 623, 928

Arizona State Flag

Arizona Flag

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State Symbols

State AmphibianArizona tree frog
State BirdCactus Wren
State ButterflyTwo-tailed swallowtail
State ColorsBlue and gold
State FishApache trout
State FlowerSaguaro cactus blossom
State FossilPetrified wood
State GemstoneTurquoise
State MammalRingtail
State MottoDitat Deus (God enriches)
State NeckwareBola tie
State NicknameThe Grand Canyon State
State ReptileArizona ridge-nosed rattlesnake
State TreePalo Verde

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State Seal

Popular Tourist Attractions

  • Antelope Canyon: Canyon east of Page, Arizona.
  • Arizona Science Center: Science museum in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Biosphere 2: Earth systems science research center in Oracle, Arizona.
  • Camelback Mountain: Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Desert Botanical Garden: Botanical garden in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Grand Canyon National Park: National park in northern Arizona.
  • Grand Canyon Skywalk: Horseshoe-shaped bridge with an excellent view near Grand Canyon, Arizona.
  • Havasu Falls: Waterfall in the Grand Canyon, Arizona.
  • Heard Museum: Native culture and art museum in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Hoover Dam: Dam in the Arizona–Nevada border.
  • Horseshoe Bend: National military park near Page, Arizona.
  • Meteor Crater: Meteorite impact crater in northern Arizona.
  • Monument Valley: Park in the Arizona–Utah border.
  • Oak Creek Canyon: River gorge in northern Arizona between Flagstaff and Sedona.
  • Phoenix Zoo: Zoo in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Saguaro National Park: National park near Tucson, Arizona.
  • Taliesin West: National historic landmark outside of Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • The Wave: Sandstone rock formation near the Arizona–Utah border.
  • Wildlife World Zoo: Zoo and aquarium in Litchfield Park, Arizona.

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Arizona State (summary)

Because of migration into the state, Arizona’s population and economy have risen considerably since the 1950s, and the state is now a major Sun Belt hub.

Large, vast suburban areas have sprung up around cities like Phoenix and Tucson.

The population of Arizona is diverse. About a fifth of the state is made up of Indian reservations, which are home to 27 federally recognized Native American tribes, including the Navajo Nation, which has a population of over 300,000 people and is the largest in the state and the United States.

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