Arizona is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states. It is the sixth largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico; its other neighboring states are Nevada and California to the west and the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California to the south and southwest. Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the Union, achieving statehood on February 14, 1912, coinciding with Valentine's Day. Historically part of the territory of Alta California in New Spain, it became part of independent Mexico in 1821. After being defeated in the Mexican–American War, Mexico ceded much of this territory to the United States in 1848.
Arizona is known under different nicknames; aka Apache State, or Aztec State, or Baby State (because Arizona is the newest contiguous state in the Union), or Copper State, or Grand Canyon State (used on license plates), or Italy of America, or Sand Hill State, or Sunset State, or Sweetheart State (see below), or Valentine State (Arizona gained statehood on February 14, 1912) and detailed official information about Arizona can be found on the homepage at www.0 az.gov.
Arizona is a 48th state of the United States of America constituted in 1912. As given map of Arizona shows that Arizona is located in the southwestern part of of the US; in the southern side it shares international boundary with Mexico, whereas the rest of the boundaries are shared by other states of the US; New Mexico in the east, Utah in the north, Nevada in the north west, and California in the west.
The Arizona state map shown here gives the details about important cities of Arizona including the largest and capital city Phoenix along with roadways, and railways that will help you to travel across the state.
Arizona has desert climate, summers are exceptionally hot, and winters are mild; however, in north of the state, it has mountain ranges where pine forests found with cooler weather. Besides, the state has one of the most tourists’ favorite spot i.e. Grand Canyon of Colorado River. Nonetheless, there are also some of the national forests, and monuments that attract tourists equally. Hence, for Arizona tour, you can take help of Arizona map.
The Grand Canyon South Rim is overrated to some; to us, it's everything it's cracked up to be. Nothing compares to the views! There are plenty of stop-off points for family photos, picnics and time to simply take it all in.
The US State Arizona occupies 294,204 m², about 3,22 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Arizona with 7,016,270 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 36,75 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 4,298,055 fewer people. The capital Phoenix alone has 1,711,356 inhabitants.
Phoenix is the most populous state capital with approximately 1.5 million people living there. According to the National Climatic Data Center, the sun shines on Phoenix for 85 percent of its daylight hours.
The southernmost portion of the state was acquired in 1853 through the Gadsden Purchase. Southern Arizona is known for its desert climate, with very hot summers and mild winters. Northern Arizona features forests of pine, Douglas fir, and spruce trees; the Colorado Plateau; mountain ranges (such as the San Francisco Mountains); as well as large, deep canyons, with much more moderate summer temperatures and significant winter snowfalls. There are ski resorts in the areas of Flagstaff, Alpine, and Tucson. In addition to the Grand Canyon National Park, there are several national forests, national parks, and national monuments. Phoenix, located in Maricopa County, is the capital and the largest city in Arizona. Other prominent cities in the Phoenix metro area include Mesa (the third largest city in Arizona), Chandler (the fourth largest city in Arizona), Glendale, Peoria, Buckeye, Sun City, Sun City West, Fountain Hills, Surprise, Gilbert, El Mirage, Avondale, Tempe, Tolleson and Scottsdale, with a total metropolitan population of just over 4.7 million.