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  1. 1. ARIZONA Realizado por: Noelia Gallego Cruz Jose Miguel García Cruz
  2. 2. Location <ul><li>Arizona is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Flag
  4. 4. Seal and motto
  5. 5. Official state symbols Turquoise Saguaro cactus blossom   Palo verde 
  6. 6. Bola tie Cactus wren
  7. 7. Demographics of Arizona
  8. 8. Capital and cities <ul><li>   The capital and largest city is Phoenix. The second largest city is Tucson, followed in size by eight Phoenix metropolitan area cities:  Mesa, Glendale,  Chandler, Scottsdale,  Gilbert, Tempe, Peoria, Surprise and then by Yuma in Yuma County. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Universities <ul><li>The most important universities in Arizona are: </li></ul><ul><li>University of Arizona (Tucson) </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff) </li></ul><ul><li>Arizona State University (Phoenix) </li></ul>
  10. 10. University of Arizona <ul><li>The  University of Arizona  (also referred to as  UA  (spoken as  U of A ), or  Arizona ) is located in Tucson. </li></ul><ul><li>The University of Arizona was the first university in the state of Arizona, founded in 1885. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff) <ul><li>Northern Arizona University  ( NAU ) is a public university located in Flagstaff. </li></ul><ul><li>It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and has 39 satellite campuses in the state of Arizona. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Arizona State University <ul><li>Arizona State University  ( ASU  or  Arizona State ) is a public research university located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area of the State of Arizona. With an enrollment of 70,440 students in Fall 2010, it is the largest public university in the United States by enrollment. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <- Arizona State University <- Northern Arizona University University of Arizona ->
  14. 14. History <ul><li>European Colonization (1528 – 1680) </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Colonization (1684 – 1821) </li></ul><ul><li>Mexican Period (1821 – 1863) </li></ul><ul><li>Territorial Period </li></ul><ul><li>The Depression and the World Wars </li></ul>
  15. 15. Climate and vegetation <ul><li>Arizona is noted for its desert climate, exceptionally hot summers, and mild winters, but it also features pine forests and mountain ranges in the northern high country, with much cooler weather than in the lower deserts. </li></ul><ul><li>Arizona is best known for its desert landscape, which is rich in plants such as the cactus. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Grand Canyon <ul><li>The  Grand Canyon  is a steep-sided  canyon  carved by the  Colorado River in the  United States  in the state of  Arizona . </li></ul>
  17. 17. Films shot in Arizona <ul><li>Several major Hollywood films, such as Billy Jack, U Turn, Waiting to Exhale, Just One of the Guys, Can't Buy Me Love, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, The Scorpion King, The Banger Sisters, Used Cars, and Raising Arizona have been made there (as indeed have many Westerns). </li></ul>
  18. 18. Music of Arizona <ul><li>Arizona is prominently featured in the lyrics of many Country and Western songs, such as Jamie O'Neal's hit ballad &quot;There Is No Arizona&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Arizona&quot; was the title of a popular song recorded by Mark Lindsay. Arizona is also mentioned by the hit song &quot;Take It Easy&quot; written by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey and performed by the Eagles. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Famous people from Arizona <ul><li>Frank Lloyd Wright, architect. </li></ul><ul><li>Stephenie Meyer, author of Twilight. </li></ul><ul><li>John Mc Cain, senator of the USA. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Interesting facts <ul><li>The Arizona trout is found only in the Arizona. </li></ul><ul><li>Arizona leads the nation in copper production. </li></ul><ul><li>The original London Bridge was shipped stone-by-stone and reconstructed in Lake Havasu City. </li></ul><ul><li>The colors blue and gold are the official state colors. </li></ul><ul><li>Tombstone, Ruby, Gillette, and Gunsight are among the ghost towns scattered throughout the state. </li></ul>
  21. 21. The End