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Arizona Facts and Information

Arizona State Facts

Year of Statehood:1912
Population: 6,338,755 (2007 estimate)
State Capitol: Phoenix
Largest City: Phoenix
State Nickname: Grand Canyon State
State Flower: Saguaro Cactus Blossom
State Gem: Turquise
State Tree: Palo Verde
State Fossil: Petrified Wood
State Bird: Cactus Wren
State Mammal: Ringtail
State Reptile: Arizona Ridged-nosed Rattlesnake
State Fish: Apache Trout
State Amphibian: Arizona Tree Frog

Interesting and Silly Arizona Facts

  • The Capitol building of Arizona has a roof with copper construction. The amount of copper that was utilized to make the roof is equivalent to that used in 4,800,000 pennies.
  • The law of the state of Arizona states that it is illegal to keep a donkey in your bathtub.
  • The people of Arizona follow the Mountain Standard Time throughout the year.
  • If you are a citizen of Arizona, never refuse a person a glass of water, because it is illegal to do so.
  • If you are being attacked by a criminal, you are permitted to use the same weapon that is being used by the attacker in self-defense.
  • Citizens are not permitted to ride their horses up the stairs of the county courthouse in Prescott.
  • In Arizona, a misdemeanor is felony, if one is wearing a red mask.
  • In Globe, Arizona, a game of cards cannot be played in the street with Native Americans.
  • Earlier, camels were used as mode of transport in Arizona.
  • Phoenix, the state's capital, was started as a hay camp.
  • If you cut down a cactus, you may face 25 years of imprisonment.
  • To spray paint in Tempe, Arizona, one has to be more than 18 years old.
  • In Tucson, it is illegal for women to wear pants.
  • One of the hilarious laws that was passed in Arizona was in Tombstone. The law stated that it is illegal for people above 18 years of age to smile and reveal less than one missing tooth.

Interesting Tucson Facts

  • 32nd Largest US State
  • Population of Metropolitan Tucson is over 1 Million
  • Elevation is 2,389 feet
  • Has five mountain ranges: Tucson, Santa Catalina, Rincon, Santa Rita, and Tortolita mountain ranges
  • Tucson is surrounded by: Catalina State Park, Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park East, Saguaro National Park West, and the Tohono O'odham Nation
  • Tucson City tax is 9.1%
  • Average High Temperture: 82º
  • Average Low Temperature: 54º

Contact John and Megan Billings

John Billings, Associate Broker
(520) 247-4459
JBillings@LongRealty.com

Megan Billings
(520) 275-4218
MBillings@LongRealty.com


 
Arizona State Flower: Saguary Cactus Blossom

Saguaro Cactus Blossom
 


Ringtail

 
Arizona State Flower: Saguary Cactus Blossom

Saguaro Cactus Blossom
 


Ringtail