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Arizona

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Transcript of Arizona

ARIZONA
General information
Capital city: Phoenix
AZ
"The Grand Canyon State"
3 largest cities: Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa
Governor: Jan Brewer
Population: 6 626 624
15th
History
1539
Social
Fun Facts
Sources:
50states.com
infoplease.com
wikipedia.org
1822
Belonged to Mexico
1863
Marcos de Niza explored Arizona
Formed Arizona Territory
1912
Became a state
weirdus.com
The Phoenix Lights
Strange Laws
realstrangelaws.com
It's illegal to cut down cactuses, may lead to 25 years in prison
You mustn't refuse a glass of water
It's illegal for donkeys to sleep in bathtubs
dumblaws.com
netstate.com
1848
Became part of the U.S.
White: 57, 8 %
Hispanic/Latino: 29,6 %
American Indian: 4,6 %
Black: 4,1 %
Asian: 2,8 %
Two or more races: 3,4 %
Other: 11,9 %
Phoenix
Mesa
Tucson
Grand Canyon
One of the seven wonders of the world
Home for the Havasupai people
About 17 million years old
Hoover Dam
One of the world's largest dams
took 5 years to build
Barringer Crater
Geography
hot and dry climate
very varying temperatures
can also be cold and snow
114 000 sq. miles
= 6th biggest in the US
Highest point: Humphreys Peak
3 851 m
Haldefjäll (Finlands highest point: 1 365 m
Biggest desert: Sonoran desert
one of the hottest in the US
Longest river: Colorado River
about 2 330 km
was formed about 50 000 years ago
formed by an iron meteorite, about 50 meter in diameter
the crater is 1 200 meter in diameter,
and 70 meters deep
Thanks for listening!
1972
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