Arizona Facts

Arizona Facts Arizona has:
- more golf courses than Scotland
- more mountains than Switzerland
- doubled its population every 20 years since 1900

Arizona FactsArizona's Five Cs are:
- Copper
- Cotton
- Cattle
- Citrus
- Climate

Arizona FactsAt 800 feet, Spider Rock in Canyon de Chelly is taller than…
- the Washington Monument (555')
- the St. Louis Gateway Arch (630')
- the Seattle Space Needle (605')

Arizona FactsArizona is larger than Pennsylvania, Delaware, and all of New England.
- Maricopa County is larger than Massachusetts
- Santa Cruz County is larger than seventeen nations

Arizona FactsArizona's state bird is the Cactus Wren.
- the state tree the Palo Verde
- Petrified wood is the official state fossil

Arizona FactsIt is illegal in Arizona:
- to refuse a person a glass of water
- to drive in reverse in Glendale
- for women to wear pants in Tucson

Arizona FactsMovies shot in Arizona include…
- "Bus stop" starring Marilyn Monroe
- "Stay Away Joe" and "Charro" starring Elvis
- "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon," "Rio Grande," and "Fort Apache" starring John Wayne

Arizona FactsThe flags of Spain, Mexico, the Confederacy and the United States have all flown over the territory known today as Arizona.

Arizona FactsThe world’s largest…
- continuously flowing fountain is in Fountain Hills, AZ
- collection of optical telescopes is at Kitt Peak in Southern Arizona
- retirement community is Sun City, AZ

Arizona FactsOraibi, a Hopi Indian village on Third Mesa, dates back to before A.D. 1200 and is believed to be the longest continuously inhabited community in the nation.

Arizona FactsThe Grand Canyon is…
- more than 200 miles long
- 18 miles wide
- almost 2 billion years old

Arizona FactsThe hottest day recorded in Arizona was in Lake Havasu City on June 29, 1994, 128 degrees. The coldest day in Arizona was Jan. 7, 1971 in Hawley Lake, minus 40 degrees.

Arizona FactsThe Joshua Tree, Agave, and Yucca are not cactus. They are members of the lily family.

Arizona FactsThe saguaro cactus…
- is one of world’s largest types of cactus
- grows almost exclusively in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico
- blossom is Arizona’s state flower

Arizona FactsThere are over 330 dams in Arizona. Three of them are named for U.S. Presidents...
- Roosevelt
- Hoover
- Coolidge

Arizona FactsThe Lost Dutchman was German. Cesar Chavez, was born in Yuma. Billy the Kid killed his first man in Arizona.

Arizona FactsThe thirteen stripes on the Arizona flag represent…
- the thirteen original colonies of the United States
- the sun setting in the west


Source: Arizona Capitol Museum