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  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Phoenix // state code ISO: AZ; FIPS: US04
    surface: 294333 = 113643 sq.mi // rank in USA: 6 // location: SW
    climate: clear and dry in southern regions & northern plateau; heavy snowfall in high central areas
    entered USA as 48th state on: 1912-02-14
    administrative division: 15 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 5,130,632
    population density 2000: 17 per = 45 per sq.mi // -growth 1999-2000: 4%
    main ethnic groups: white 75%; black 3%; Asian 2%; Native American/Nat. AK: 5%; other 15%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: cotton, lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, sorghum, barley, corn, wheat, citrus fruits
    livestock (million): cattle: 0,85 / pigs: 0,09 / sheep: 0,13
    timber/lumber: pine, fir, spruce
    chief industries: manufacturing, construction, tourism, mining, agriculture
    chief industrial products: electronics, printing/publishing, foods, metals, aircraft & missiles, apparel
    chief mining products: copper, sand & gravel, cement, molybdenum, crushed stone
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Humphreys Peak in San Francisco Mt. (3851 m = 12633 ft)
    other mountains: Baldy Peak 3476 m, Greens Peak 3089 m
    lowest point in the state: ca. 50 m or 1650 ft near Yuma in the SW
    lakes: Mormon Lake, Many Farms Lake
    artificial lakes: Lake Mead, Lake Havasu, Theodore Roosevelt Lake, San Carlos Reservoir
    rivers: Colorado, Gila
    others: islands: none // deserts: Sonoran Desert, Painted Desert, Yuma Desert
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Grand Canyon State
    motto: Didat Deus (God enriches)
    song: Arizona
    flower: Blossom of the Saguaro cactus // bird: Cactus wren // tree: Paloverde
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.02.13 by Jan Lahmeyer
    1999/2003 "populstat" site: Jan Lahmeyer