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Arizona

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Capital
Phoenix
Became a State
February 14, 1912 (48th)
Location
southwestern United States
Area
114,006 sq. miles (6th)
Population
5,130,632 (20th)
Major Cities 
Phoenix, Scotsdale, Sedona, Tempe,
Tucson, Prescott, Yuma, Flagstaff 
Products
cotton, copper mining, cattle, citrus, climate and tourism
Climate
mostly desert, with hot summers and cool winters
Yearly Precipitation
averages 12.7 inches
Professional Sports Teams
Arizona Cardinals (National Football League)
Arizona Diamondbacks (Major League Baseball)
Arizona Sting (National Lacrosse League)
Phoenix Coyotes (National Ice Hockey League)
Phoenix Suns (National Basketball Association)
Major Waterways
Colorado River, Gila River, Salt River
Most Famous Citizens
Sandra Day O’Connor (Supreme Court Justice)
Dennis DeConcini (senator) 
Joe Arpaio (sheriff)
John Kyl (senator)
John McCain (senator)
Barry Goldwater (senator)
Zane Grey (author)
Frank Lloyd Wright (architect)
Steven Spielberg (director/producer)
David Spade (comedian)
Linda Carter (actress)
Cesar Chavez (labor leader)

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Palo Verde

Ridgenose Rattlesnake


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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