Arizona is a state of the United States, located in the southwestern region of the country. Arizona is also part of the Western United States and of the Mountain West states. Arizona is the sixth most extensive and the 16th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. The second largest city is Tucson, followed in population by eight cities of the Phoenix metropolitan area: Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Tempe, Peoria, and Surprise. Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the Union, and it achieved statehood...
|Founded:||February 14, 1912|
|Current governor||Jan Brewer|
|Area:||113,998.2 sq. mi.|
|Also known as:||Grand Canyon State, AZ, Ariz|
|Time zone:||Mountain Time Zone, UTC−07:00|