Welcome to Arizona
By area Arizona is the sixth largest state and by population the 14th most populous of the 50 states.
Together with Colorado, Utah and New Mexico, Arizona is one of the Four Corner states and in In Teec Nos Pos, Arizona you can visit Four Corners Monument, the only place in the U.S where four states meet.
Except from these three states Arizona is also bordering to California and Nevada.
The monument is located on the Colorado Plateau.
The text on the monument is “Here meet, in freedom, under God, four states.”
Phoenix is both the largest city and the capital city of Arizona.
Arizona´s nickname is The Grand Canyon State (Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona was one of the first national parks in the United States)
Approximately 15% of Arizona´s area is privately owned and about 83% of Arizona´s people lives in the Metropolitan Phoenix and Tucson.
About one-quarter of the Arizona state is home for Native American tribes.
Southern Arizona has desert climate with very hot summers and mild winters and in the northen part of Arizona there is more modarate summer temperatures and winter snowfalls.
Health care, transportation and government is the main largest economy sectors in Arizona and since the 19th century also copper mining has been a major industry.
If you ever go to Arizona you must visit Grand Canyon (one of the most famous and visited attractions in the United States with over 6 millions visitors per year). The most visitors of Grand Canyon are citizens from The United States and only approximately 17% of the visitors of Grand Canyon are from outside the states.
In the Grand Canyon park you will see the famous Colorado River and The Horseshoe Bend. You can also see Grand Canyon from above by taking a helicopter tour.
Cities in Arizona
Quick facts about Arizona
- Nickname: The Grand Canyon State
- Capital city: Phoenix
- Largest city: Phoenix
- Area: 113 990 sq mi (295 234 km²) (ranked 6th of 50)
- Population: Est, 6 931 071 (ranked 14 of 50)
- Highest point: Humphreys Peak
- Lowest point: Colorado River at the Sonora Border
- Latitude: 31° 20′ N to 37° N
- Longitude: 109° 03′ W to 114° 49′ W
- Bordering states: New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, Colorado