Ten fun facts about Arizona


Fact 1
Arizona is also known as the “Grand Canyon State”.

Fact 2
Arizona received its statehood on February 14, 1912. The official state flower of Arizona is the Flower of Saguaro Cactus. The state tree is the Palo Verde.

Fact 3
Phoenix is both the capital of this state and the largest city within the state. The second largest city is Tucson.


Fact 4
As of 2013 Arizona has a law in their official records that states that it is illegal for a person to allow a donkey to sleep in their bathtub.

Fact 5
The roof of the Capital building in Arizona is mainly comprised of copper. The amount of copper used on the roof has been estimated to be the equivalent of 4,800,000 copper pennies.

Fact 6
In Lake Havasu City the original “London Bridge” was brought in piece by piece and put back together as a major attraction.

Fact 7
An active law that is on the books in Arizona that is not upheld in courts is that if your home is robbed by a burglar and you catch them, you are only allowed to fight them off with the same weapon that they have in their possession. This law was current as of 2013.

Fact 8
The state colors of Arizona are blue and gold.

Fact 9
The largest found in the world is found in Fountain Hills, Arizona.

Fact 10
The iconic Grand Canyon is one of this state’s most valuable natural treasures. Thousands of people throng here every year to take in this spectacular natural wonder.


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Short about Arizona
Is the 6th most extensive state in the US and is located in the southwestern region.


Fast facts
Number of households
2,357,158
Population
6,551,149
Per capita income
$25,571
Life expectancy in number of years
79.6
Statehood
February 14, 1912
Capital
Phoenix
Largest city
Phoenix
Number of billionaires
9
State color
Federal Blue and Old Gold
State bird
Cactus wren
State mammal
Ring-tailed cat
State fish
Apache trout
State tree
Blue Palo Verde
State flower
Saguaro cactus blossom

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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