Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of
the U.S. state of Arizona. It is the seat of
Maricopa County and the capital of the most
populous state in the United States.
The city was built on the site of ancient
indigenous irrigation channels. These were used
to irrigate the area and develop local agriculture.
The city gained new impetus during the Second
World War, after the installation of air bases in
5. Flower state
Cercidium floridum is the state flower of Arizona
6. Phoenix Art Museum
The Phoenix Art Museum is the Southwest United
States' largest art museum for visual art. Located
in Phoenix, Arizona, the museum is 285,000-squarefoot (26,500 m2).
7. Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29
km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,000 feet or 1,800
meters). Nearly two billion years of the Earth's geological
history has been exposed as the Colorado River and its
tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock
while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted.
8. Desert Botanical Garden
The Desert Botanical Garden is a 140 acres (57 ha) botanical garden
located at 1201 N. Galvin Parkway in Phoenix, Arizona USA. Founded by
the Arizona Cactus and Native Flora Society in 1937 and established at this
site in 1939, the garden now has more than 21,000 plants, in more than
4000 taxa, one-third of which are native to the area, including 139 species
which are rare, threatened or endangered.
9. The Maine
The Maine is a rock band from the United States
originates in Tempe, Arizona.
10. Country belongs to: United States of America
State Capital: Phoenix
Major cities: Phoenix, Tucson and Gilbert.
Geographic location: Southwestern United States
Gentile: Arizono (a)
Population: 6.59 million (2009)
Population density (inhabitants per km ²): 22.34
Average elevation: 1250 meters
Area (in km ²): 295 254
Administration: 15 counties
Main Economic Activities: industry, mining, agriculture and
Grand River: Gila River
Annual average temperature: 24 ° C
Annual rainfall: 330 mm