Arizona, nicknamed the Grand Canyon State, became the 48th state on February 14, 1912. Approximately 5,939,292 people live in Arizona. The state's diverse geography includes desert, canyons, pine forests, mountain ranges, lakes and valleys. The state flower is the blossom of the saguaro cactus.
This information was drawn from the Arizona.gov website, where you will find more detail on Arizona history and facts.
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