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The State of Arizona is located in the southwestern region of the United States. The capital and largest city is Phoenix. The second largest city is Tucson, followed in size by the four Phoenix metropolitan area cities of Mesa, Glendale, Chandler, and Scottsdale. Arizona is one of the Four Corners states. It borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, touches Colorado, and has a 389-mile (626 km) international border with the states of Sonora and Baja California in Mexico. It is the largest landlocked US State by population. In addition to the Grand Canyon, many other national forests, parks, monuments, and Indian reservations are located in the state. Arizona is noted for its desert climate, exceptionally hot summers, and mild winters, but the high country in the north features pine forests and mountain ranges with cooler weather than the lower deserts.

Nickname: The Grand Canyon State
Population: 6,500,180 (14th)
Capital/Largest City: Phoenix (4,192,887)
Area: 113,998 square miles (6th)
Highest Point: Humphreys Peak - 12,633 feet
Lowest Point: Colorado River - 70 feet
Bird: Cactus Wren
Flower: Saguaro cactus blossom
Admission to Union: February 14, 1912 (48th)
Time Zone: Mountain: UTC-7

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Jerome, Arizona Travel Guide
Jerome, Arizona Travel Guide
Built a mile high on the side of Cleopatra Hill, Jerome was once a thriving copper mining camp that peaked during the 1920's. Shortly after, it turned into a ghost town and today is an artist community and tourist attraction.

Added: Oct-29-2006, Hits: 5,808, Reviews: 1, Rating: 4.0, Votes: 1
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Sedona, Arizona Travel Guide
Sedona, Arizona Travel Guide
Surrounded by spectacular red rock formations and mesas, this small city is a giant playground for outdoor enthusiasts. This wealthy city is also known for its artistic and spiritual communities as well.

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Tucson, Arizona Travel Guide
Tucson, Arizona Travel Guide
For it's size, Tucson offers a wide range of outdoor and cultural activities. Hiking, biking and horseback riding provide a good way to see the beauty of the surrounding Sonoran Desert and Tucson is an excellent golf destination for those who prefer to stay in the city. The city is also culturally rich with an array of museums, theater, opera, ballet, and festivals like the famous Mariachi Festival. Don't miss their world reknowned observatories where you can view the stars like scientists do.

Added: May-01-2005, Hits: 12,928, Reviews: 1, Rating: 4.00, Votes: 1
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