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Did you know that the state of Arizona is situated in the south-western region of the United States? Did you know that it is the 48th state of the U.S. constitution?

Fun Fact 1: Historians disagree on the origins of the name Arizona. It may have derived from one of the following - a little or small spring, good oaks or silver-bearing

Fun Fact 2: Arizona, became the 48th state of the US in 1912, and the 6th largest in land size

Fun Fact 3: Phoenix is the Capital City. It is the most populated state Capital in America!

Fun Fact 4: The flag of depicts a central gold 5-point star, upon 13 rays of red and gold, which represent the original colonies of the Union and the rays of the Western setting sun. The blue on the lower half of the flag is the same colour blue as the US flag

Fun Fact 5: The State nickname is the Grand Canyon State

Fun Fact 6: Among all the states of America Arizona has the largest percentage of land specifically designated as Indian land. It is home to many native Indian cultures including the Apache and the Navajo

Fun Fact 7: The Grand Canyon is situated in this state, it is considered by many to be one of the seven wonders of the natural world. It is 277 miles (446k) long and around 6000 feet (1800 m) deep

Fun Fact 8: The copper star depicted on the flag represents the state as the largest producer of copper in the U.S.

Fun Fact 9: The official state reptile is the Arizona Ridge-Nosed Rattlesnake. It is a small, (up to 27" long), brown and one of the most primitive rattlesnakes found in America

Fun Fact 10: The Organ Pipe Cactus National Park is situated in south-eastern Arizona. It is the only place in America where the cactus grows wild

Fun Fact 11: The famous 1830s London Bridge is situated in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. It was dismantled from London, England in 1967 and reconstructed brick by brick. It was completed in 1971

Fun Fact 12: In the middle of the Colorado plains The Barringer Meteorite Crater can be found. One of the most famous of all meteorite sites, the impact crater measures 1-mile (1.6 km) wide, and 570 feet (170 m) deep

Fun Fact 13: Arizona is one of four states in the US that share a common geographic point that is called the four corners. The other three states that form this region are Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. If you stood at the four corners intersection you would be standing in four states at once. This area is also known as the heart of the American Southwest

Fun Fact 14: Arizona is one state in the U.S. (along with Hawaii) that does not observe Daylight Saving Time

Fun Fact 15: The state flower is the Saguaro Cactus Blossom

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