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   By T. Csatlos
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• Phoenix

            America’s fifth-largest city still has
            real cowboys and rugged
            mountains and the kind of cactus
            most people see only in cartoons.
            Phoenix is the gateway to the
            Grand Canyon.
                           State Facts
• Population:                 6,392,017
• Governor:                   Jan Brewer
• Entered into the Union:     1912 48th
• Nickname:          Grand Canyon State
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• State Link:
 Places to go
  Arizona is blessed with many beautiful, unique,
  scenic and historic spots. For more information
  and pictures about these wonderful places in
  Arizona, take a virtual tour of Arizona State
  Parks and visit the Arizona Department of
• The Grand Canyon-One of the Seven
  Wonders of the World, the Grand
  Canyon is an unbelievable spectacle of
  nature. It is a great, huge slash in the
  surface of the earth - 217 miles long, 4 to
  18 miles wide and a mile deep, with the
  Colorado River flowing at the bottom.
•   Arizona (Navajo: ; O'odham: Alĭ ṣonak); is a state located in the
    southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the western
    United States and the mountain west. The capital and largest city is
    Phoenix. The second largest city is Tucson, followed in size by eight
    Phoenix metropolitan area cities: Mesa, Glendale, Chandler, Scottsdale,
    Gilbert, Tempe, Peoria, Surprise and then by Yuma in Yuma County.
•   Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states admitted to the
    Union, achieving statehood on February 14, 1912. Arizona is noted for its
    desert climate, exceptionally hot summers, and mild winters, but it also
    features pine forests and mountain ranges in the northern high country, with
    much cooler weather than in the lower deserts.
•   Arizona is one of the Four Corners states. It borders New Mexico, Utah,
    Nevada, and California, touches Colorado, and has a 389-mile (626 km)
    international border with the states of Sonora and Baja California in Mexico.
    It is the largest landlocked U.S. state by population. In addition to the Grand
    Canyon, many other national forests, parks, and monuments are located in
    the state, while more than a quarter7 of its territory is Federal Trust Land
    which serves as the home of the Navajo Nation, the Hopi tribe, the Tohono
    O'odham, Apache and Yaqui people and various Yuman tribes, such as the
    Yavapai, Quechan and Hualapai.
Plan your trip today
  There's so
  much to see
  and do in
  Arizona !

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