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State Facts

Full Name

State of Arizona

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

February 14, 1912 (48th)

Population 2000 (Rank)

5,130,632 (20th)

Land Area (Rank)

113,635 square miles; 294,312 square kilometers (6th)

Capital

Phoenix

Postal Abbreviation

AZ

State Nickname

Grand Canyon State

Motto

Ditat deus (God endures)

Song

“Arizona March Song” (music by Margaret Rowe Clifford)

State Symbols

  • Flower: Saguaro cactus blossom
  • Tree: Palo verde
  • Bird: Cactus wren
  • Gem: Turquoise
  • Stone: Petrified wood
  • Reptile: Arizona ridgenose rattlesnake
  • Amphibian: Arizona tree frog

Economy

  • Agriculture:
    • Cattle,
    • cotton,
    • dairy products,
    • lettuce,
    • nursery stock,
    • hay
  • Industry:
    • Petroleum and natural gas,
    • gold and other mining,
    • food processing,
    • lumber and wood products,
    • tourism