Arizona Facts

Arizona Facts are both interesting and unique to the characteristics of Arizona. I have listed some interesting facts about Arizona that you may find quite worthwhile such as the fact that Arizona observes Mountain Standard Time (MST) on a year round basis.  The only exception to this, however, is the Navajo Nation, located in the northeast corner of the state, does observe daylight savings.  I still have to remind myself not to change my clock after having done so for so many years back in the midwest where I moved from.  Not complaining though.  I actually like it because I never feel like I am losing sleep when clocks are moved ahead!

There are plenty of facts About Arizona such as this one... Arizona is in the top 10 when it comes to large states.  Arizona ranks sixth among the largest state.  There are a total of 114,006 total square miles. 

Arizona's most abundant mineral is copper. Speaking of copper, Bisbee, Arizona, located in Tombstone Canyon, is known as the Queen of the Copper Mines.  If you want to impress your history buff friends, Bisbee is certainly known for its mining history.  It was the largest town between Saint Louis, Missouri and San Francisco, California. 

I found this fact very interesting... did you know that the original London Bridge was shipped stone-by-stone and then reconstructed in Lake Havasu City?  Pretty cool Arizona information... 

Arizona is known as one of the four states known for "Four Corners."  The Four Corners is the only place here in the United States where four states (Arizona, Utah, New Mexico,  and Colorado) join together at one place.  This just might be my favorite fun Arizona fact!  Did you know that you can actually stand in four states ALL at the same time? 

The fact that Arizona's precipitation does not amount to much.... but look at these numbers.  In Flagstaff the annual average is 18.31 inches.  Phoenix typically averages about 7.64 inches, while Yuma's annual rainfall average nets about 3.27 inches of rainfall.

Need more AZ Facts?  How about the name Arizona?  While it is not for certain just where the word “Arizona” comes from; the name “Arizona” did originate from either a Pima Indian word, known as “ali shonak,” which holds the meaning “small spring,” or from an Aztec Indian word, “arizuma,” meaning “silver bearing,” or from a third possible Tohono O’odham Indian word, “aleh-zone,” which means “small spring.”

Some Other Interesting Facts About The State Of Arizona Include:

  • State Nickname: Grand Canyon State
  • State Motto: "Ditat Deus" (God enriches)
  • State Anthem: "Arizona March Song"
  • State Amphibian: Arizona Tree Frog
  • State Bird: Cactus Wren (Which actually means “curved beak.”)
  • State Fish: Apache Trout
  • State Mammal: Ringtail
  • State Reptile: Arizona Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake
  • State Butterfly: Two-Tailed Swallowtail
  • State Flower: Saguaro Blossom (pronounced “Sah-wah-ro”)
  • State Colors: Blue and Gold
  • State Fossil: Petrified Wood
  • State Gemstone: Turquoise
  • State Neckwear: Bola Tie
  • State Tree: Paloverde (pronounced “pah-low-vair they”)
  • State Capital: Phoenix
  • Statehood: Arizona became the 48th state on Valentines Day, Feb. 14,1912

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