Statehood: February 14, 1912 (48th state)
Population: 6,731,484 (2014 estimated)
Size of State: 113,909 square miles (6th largest state)
Motto: Ditat Deus (God Enriches)
Nickname: Grand Canyon State
State Songs: “Arizona March Song” and “Arizona”
State Tree: The Palo Verde. Means “green stick” in Spanish. It blooms in April and May.
State Flower: Saguaro cactus. Blooms during May and June.
State Gem: Turquoise.
State Bird: Cactus Wren.
State Fossil: Petrified Wood
State Mammal: Ringtail
State Reptile: Arizona Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake
State Fish: Apache Trout
State Amphibian: Arizona Tree Frog
State Neckwear: Bola Tie
State Butterfly: Arizona Butterfly