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Phoenix, Arizona (AZ)

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Where is the Capital of Arizona?
The Map of Arizona (AZ) shows the location of the state capital in the "Grand Canyon State". county, that has 15 counties, and the capital of the State is Phoenix. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Phoenix including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Phoenix, Arizona.

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The Arizona State Map provides an outline of the state, which covers 114,006 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Phoenix, is 517 square miles. Have some fun and Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Where is Phoenix?
The location of Phoenix is in the north eastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert. The city is located in the county of Maricopa, Arizona.

Capital of Arizona - Phoenix
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Phoenix is the capital of the state. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

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Where is Arizona? (AZ)

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


History & Facts on Phoenix, the Capital of Arizona
The History and Fast, fun facts about Phoenix, the capital city of
the Grand Canyon State:

History & Facts about Phoenix, Arizona - Fast Fact Sheet

Fact 1: The Capital of the State of Arizona is Phoenix and the largest city is also Phoenix

Fact 2: The state of Arizona covers 114,006 square miles and the size of the capital is 517 square miles

Fact 3: The nickname of the city of Phoenix is the "Valley of the Sun"

Fact 4: The population of the capital city - 1.489 million. Phoenix Nickname "Valley of the Sun"

Fact 5: It is the county seat of Maricopa

Fact 6: Phoenix's elevation is 1,117 feet.

Fact 7: The famous league teams of the city are Phoenix Suns (NBA), Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB), Arizona Cardinals (NFL) and Phoenix Coyotes (NHL).

Fact 8: There are six beautiful lakes within a 75-minute drive of Phoenix, Arizona

Fact 9: South Mountain Park and Preserve is the largest municipal park in North America snd covers more than 16,500 acres and has more than 50 miles of biking, hiking and equestrian trails.

Fact 10: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is served by over twenty airlines

Fact 11 on History: Native Indian tribes were the early inhabitants of Arizona. The names of the Arizona tribes included the Hopi, Navajo, Tewa, Ute and Zuni

Fact 12 on History: The city was founded on the site of ancient Native American canals. Its name signified that a new town had risen from the ruins of an old civilization, just as the Phoenix bird in ancient mythology. In the old myth the bird that lived in the desert for 500 years and then consumed itself by fire, later to rise, renewed from its ashes.

Fact 13 on History: In 1868 pioneers and settlers developed the ancient canal system to enable farming. In the desert and mountains the early  settlers were miners and ranchers

Fact 14 on History: Phoenix became the territorial capital of Arizona in 1889 and the state capital in 1912

History & Facts about Phoenix, Arizona - Fast Fact Sheet

Facts about the Population of Phoenix, Arizona
The number of people, or The population of the capital city of Phoenix, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Phoenix was 1.489 million, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

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Capital of Arizona - Phoenix

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