Arizona State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Arizona as the 48th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Arizona.
State Name: Arizona
Capital of Arizona State: Phoenix
Date of Statehood: February 14, 1912
Arizona State Population: 5,939,292 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Primary Agriculture: Arizona's principal crops are cotton, hay, lettuce, and sorghum. Cattle, calves, and dairy goods are also important farm products. Agriculture is centered in Phoenix and Tucson.
Primary Industry: Manufacturing has become Arizona's most important industry. Principal products include electrical, communications, and aeronautical items. The state produces over half the country's copper.
Arizona State Nickname: The Grand Canyon State
Arizona State Motto: Ditat Deus (God Enriches)
Arizona State Flower:
Saguaro Cactus Blossom (Carnegiea gigantea)(Legislation of 1973)
Arizona State Tree: Palo Verde (Legislation of 1973)
Arizona State Bird:
Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus)(Legislation of 1973)
Arizona State Fish: Arizona Trout (Legislation of 1986)
Arizona State Insect: Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly (Legislation of 2003)
Arizona State Gemstone: Turquoise (Legislation of 1974)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
Arizona State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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