Interesting Arizona state facts
    Arizona Facts
    State of Arizona
    Nickname The Grand Canyon State
    Capital Phoenix
    Largest city Phoenix
    Population 7M (Rank:14)

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    Oldest settlement
    The Hopi village in Navajo County, is the oldest continually-inhabited place in America, dating back to at least 1150 AD.

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    Most native Indian land
    Out of all the states in the United States, Arizona has the largest percentage of its land designated as Indian lands.

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    Largest solar telescope
    Arizona is home to the largest solar telescope, located at the Kitts Peak National Observatory.

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    Phoenix
    The state capital and largest city, Phoenix, was founded in 1867 by Jack Swilling, a Confederate veteran of the Civil War. In 1881, Phoenix was incorporated as a city, and in 1889 it became capital of the Arizona Territory.

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    Southernmost ski resort
    Mount Lemmon, in the Santa Catalina Mountains, is the southernmost ski resort in the United States.

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    London Bridge
    When England’s famous London Bridge was replaced in the 1960s, the original was purchased for $2.5 million, dismantled, shipped stone by stone and reconstructed in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, where it still stands today.

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    City for seniors
    The world’s first retirement community, Sun City, was built by developer Del Webb just northwest of Phoenix. It was opened on Jan 1, 1960.

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    Mail by mule
    The only place in the country where mail is delivered by mule is the village of Supai, located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

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    Daylight Saving Time
    Arizona is one of only two states (Hawaii is the other) that don’t observe Daylight Saving Time. Arizona initially followed DST as per the Uniform Time Act passed in 1966, but later Arizona legislators passed a special exemption bill. The Navajo Nation, located in northeast Arizona, still observes Daylight Saving Time.

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    Deepest dam
    Parker Dam in Arizona is the deepest dam in the world; 73 percent of its structural height of 320 feet is below the original riverbed. Men and machines excavated 235 feet into the Colorado riverbed before concrete was placed for the dam's foundation.

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    Nuclear power
    Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, located about 55 miles west of Phoenix, generates more electricity than any other U.S. power plant.

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    Capital
    In 1864 Prescott was designated as the capital of the Arizona Territory, replacing the temporary capital at Fort Whipple. The Territorial Capital was moved to Tucson in 1867. Prescott again became the Territorial Capital in 1877, until Phoenix became the capital in 1889.

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    Saguaro
    The saguaro blossom is the state wildflower of Arizona. The Saguaro cactus can grow to be over 45 feet tall and live more than 200 years. The tallest saguaro cactus ever measured towered over 78 feet into the air. Its scientific name, Carnegiea gigantea, is given in honor of Andrew Carnegie. A fully grown saguaro cactus can store up to 1,000 liters of water.

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    Sonoran Desert
    The Sonoran Desert is the most biologically diverse desert in North America.

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    Big lakes
    The two largest manmade lakes in the U.S. are Lake Mead and Lake Powell - both located in Arizona.

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    O.K. Corral
    The legendary 1881 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in the Arizona Territory town of Tombstone is considered the most famous shootout in the American Old West, and lasted only 30 seconds

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    Four Corners
    The Four Corners is the only location in the United States where four states (Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah) intersect at one point. At the Four Corners. a person can be in four states at the same time by placing four limbs in four states

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    Mine Inspector
    Long known for its mineral wealth, Arizona is the only state in the union that elects a Mine Inspector.

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    Turquoise Arches
    Only one McDonald’s in the world has turquoise arches. Sedona, Arizona city officials forced the local McDonald’s restaurant to avoid yellow as it may 'clash' with the natural red rock.

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    Nickname The Grand Canyon State List
    Capital Phoenix List
    Largest city Phoenix List
    Largest metro Phoenix Metro (rank: 12) List
    Motto Ditat Deus (God enriches) List
    Abbreviation AZ List
    Population 7 million (rank: 14) List
    Population density 57 per mile2 (rank: 33) List
    Life expectancy 79.6 years (rank: 17) List
    Median age 37.4 years (rank: 16) List
    Area 113,990 mile2 (rank: 6) List
    Median household income $52,248 (rank: 32) List
    Statehood February 14, 1912 (48th state) List
    Mean elevation 4,100 ft (1250 m) List
    Highest point Humphreys Peak 12,637 ft (3852 m) List
    Governor Doug Ducey (R)
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