Arizona By:Natalie Smith Portable 3 Mrs. Wangen Arizona Facts The Grand Canyon State 48th State Population is 6,482,505 State Capital is Phoenix The State’s official neckwear is a bola tie There is a fountain in Fountain Hills that is believed to be the tallest in the world Arizona is one of the four corner states The Arizona Landscape The Grand Canyon Carved by the Colorado River It is about 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide. Home to approximately 70 species of mammals, 250 species of birds, 25 types of reptiles and five species of amphibians. Painted desert A big area of land where erosion has caused layers of sediment that looks like rainbows Petrified Forest National Park One of the biggest areas of petrified wood in the world Arizona’s Climate Arizona is dry and has little rainfall Temperatures vary a lot due to Arizona’s size and differences in elevation One third of Arizona is a plateau which has higher altitudes than the lower desert, and is much cooler climate 80% sunshine for the state 86% sunshine for Phoenix Gets 12 inches of rainfall a year Arizona’s Resources Renewable resources Crops: hay , cotton, melon , lettuce Livestock: 1,000,000 cattle for making beef and milk 165,000 hogs for pork Nonrenewable resources Minerals: copper and garnet Commodities: oil and gas , carbon dioxide , helium , and geothermal resources Flow Resources Sunlight Watersheds Water Resources Continued Capital Resources Mining equipment to support the mining industry Copper ore crusher Farming equipment Tractors, combine harvester Human Resources The workforce is approx. Top 5 industries Real estate, manufacturing, government, finance and insurance, and professional and technical services What is Arizona Known for? Specialization Manufacturing Manufactures lots of products including food and computer chips Mining In 2007 over 60% of all U.S. copper was mined in AZ Tourism More than 37,000,000 tourists visit AZ a year Bibliography "Arizona Facts." Arizona Facts. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2012. <http://arizonaguide.com/arizona-travel-info/learn-aboutarizona/arizona-facts>. "Arizona Geography." Infoplease. Infoplease, n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2012. <http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/us/A0856701.html>. "Arizona." State Information. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2012. <http://www.50states.com/arizona.htm>. Lawrence, Antonia. "List of Arizona Natural Resources." EHow. Demand Media, 13 Aug. 2010. Web. 07 Oct. 2012. <http://www.ehow.com/list_6860225_list-arizona-naturalresources.html>. "List of Arizona Natural Resources." Travel Tips. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2012. <http://traveltips.usatoday.com/list-arizona-natural-resources100134.html>.