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Arizona Abbreviation

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What is the Abbreviation for Arizona?
The two digit state code or abbreviation of Arizona (AZ) known as the "Grand Canyon State". county, that has 15 counties, and the capital of the State is Phoenix.


The two digit state code or abbreviation of Arizona is determined by taking the 'First and last letter of the old abbreviation' of the State's name.  The two letter, no-period state abbreviation of AZ is recommended by the U.S. Postal Service and should always be used where a ZIP code follows. The purpose of introducing the AZ Abbreviation for Arizona was to make room for ZIP codes in the mailing addresses. There was no attempt to standardize the format which is why they are usually memorized.

Map of Arizona


AP State Abbreviation
The AP State Abbreviations, the old State Abbreviations, are still in use. The AP State Abbreviation for Arizona is:


The Associated Press (AP) style of abbreviation, the old style, is still used by journalists and business people. As some two digit state codes are determined from the first and last letter of the old abbreviation they are important to those learning about the abbreviations of the US States.

Arizona - (AZ) - Ariz.

Map showing location of Arizona in USA

Where is Arizona? (AZ)

The State of Arizona is located in the south west United States and the site of the Grand Canyon.


Abbreviation of Arizona - Two Digit State Code Rules
There is no standard format to the State Abbreviations. It's therefore not surprising that you needed to know "What is the Abbreviation for Arizona?  The rules to determine the state acronym, or abbreviation is by the 'First Two Letters', the 'First and Last Letter', the 'Initial Letter of 2 words' and those determined by the 'First and Last Letter of the Old Abbreviation'.

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Arizona Abbreviation (AZ)

Initials & Acronym - AZ
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Arizona - (AZ) - Ariz.
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Two letter abbreviation of Arizona (AZ)

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