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Quick Facts: Arizona

Capital City: Phoenix

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Nickname: Grand Canyon State
Motto: Ditat Deus (God enriches)
Statehood: February 14, 1912 (48th)
Origin of State's Name: Spanish interpretation of "arizuma," an Aztec Indian word meaning "silver-bearing." Also based on Pima Indian word "arizonac" for "little spring place."
Largest Cities: Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale
Border States: California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah
Land Area: 113,642 sq. mi., 6th largest
State Bird: Cactus Wren
State Flower: Saguaro cactus blossom (carnegiea gigantea)
State Tree: Palo verde (cercidium)
State Song: Arizona
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