The state of Arizona (AZ) belongs to the Western region, Mountain division. It contains in its territory the impressive geological formation called the Grand Canyon.
That is why it is known as “The Grand Canyon State” (“The Grand Canyon State”). Another of its nicknames is the “Copper State” (“Cooper State”), alluding to its fabulous mineral wealth and the fact that it exploits half of the copper in the United States.
Its territory covers 295,276 km 2, to rank as the sixth US entity by its surface.
The population amounts to 6 million 392 thousand inhabitants , of which a high percentage (30.1%) is of Hispanic origin . The population of Latin origin is estimated at more than 1 million 800 thousand inhabitants.
There is a native Indian population in its territory that lives on reservations, mostly represented by the Navajo and Apache tribes.
Due to its border situation with Mexico, the Spanish language is widely used in Arizona.
The climate, mainly warm and pleasant all year round, is colder in the mountainous areas, especially in winter; and in summer, there are cool breezes coming from the mountains.
Temperatures in desert areas range from hot during the day to cold at night. It manifests clear and dry to the north and south, with a central region where winter snow falls.
Its economy is based on livestock, dairy production, cotton cultivation, lettuce and hay. Mining, machinery manufacturing, electrical and transportation equipment, printing and publishing, food processing, electronics, and tourism constitute its main industries.
The national monuments of missions, the mansions and historical places form centers of tourist interest. The Grand Canyon, a destination that inspires a mixture of awe and awe, can be traveled by train.
In many parts of the globe there are stone formations; but none stands out like Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park, which is distinguished by the polychrome abundance of its petrified woods.