Arizona is located in the southwest of the USA and also borders Mexico. Arizona’s other neighbors include the US states of California, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. The capital with its approximately 1.5 million inhabitants is the city of Phoenix, which was created on the drawing board. The city is pronounced Finix in English.
- Liuxers: List of Federal school codes for educational institutions located in Arizona. Includes FAFSA codes in the state of Arizona.
The US state of Arizona
Arizona only joined the USA in 1912 as the 48th state and is home to more than 6.5 million people.
Grand Canyon Arizona
The most famous attraction in the state of Arizona is the Grand Canyon.
The gorge with a length of more than 450 km is partly more than 1,800 meters deep.
Known worldwide and seen in many films and commercials.
A look into the valley of the Grand Canyon gives an idea of how impressive the land in this part of Arizona is.
Also connected is the Grand Canyon National Park, which is visited by over 5 million visitors a year.
The sunbeams in the Arizona flag evoke the amazing sunsets that Arizona is famous for. They also stand for the thirteen colonies that originally formed the United States of America. The blue represents freedom and the star represents the copper mining that Arizona is known for around the world.
The ten largest cities in Arizona
- Phoenix (population 1.5 million)
- Surprise (118,000)
In Arizona, three quarters of residents are English speakers. A quarter are Latinos who immigrated from Mexico and therefore understand and speak Spanish.
This is most pronounced in the south of the country, where in Santa Cruz, for example, almost 80% of the population speaks Spanish. The official national language since 2006 is English.
The climate in Arizona
Lake Powell, Arizona
Strongly influenced by desert areas, the weather in Arizona is predominantly dry and warm.
In the north of the country, a steppe climate can be found due to the scenic conditions.
Depending on the location, the hot summer months, when temperatures sometimes climb above 40 degrees, are followed by pleasant and mild winter days.
In the period from July to November there is more rain in Arizona, otherwise it is rather dry.
With approximately 4,000 hours of sunshine a year, the city of Yuma, Arizona is one of the sunniest cities on earth. So good weather and climate at almost any time.