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.
Date of Statehood:
February 14, 1912
5,939,292 (US Census 2005 estimate)
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.
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.
The Grand Canyon State
Ditat Deus (God Enriches)
Saguaro Cactus Blossom (Legislation of 1973)
Palo Verde (Legislation of 1973)
Cactus Wren (Legislation of 1973)
Arizona Trout (Legislation of 1986)
Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly (Legislation of 2003)
Turquoise (Legislation of 1974)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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