Arizona State
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Arizona State collage of images.
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

Abbreviation:
AZ

Capital:
Phoenix

Date of Statehood:
February 14, 1912

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.

Nickname:
The Grand Canyon State

Motto:
Ditat Deus (God Enriches)

Flower:
Saguaro Cactus Blossom (Legislation of 1973)
Picture of the Saguaro Cactus Blossom, the official state flower of Arizona.

Tree:
Palo Verde (Legislation of 1973)

Bird:
Cactus Wren (Legislation of 1973)
Picture of the Cactus+Wren, the official state bird of Arizona.
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Fish:
Arizona Trout (Legislation of 1986)

Insect:
Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly (Legislation of 2003)

Gemstone:
Turquoise (Legislation of 1974)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Arizona.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Arizona.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Arizona.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Arizona state.
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