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Arizona
Capital - Phoenix

Nickname. Grand Canyon State.



Population (2010 census). 6,392,017 -- rank, 24th state. Urban, 83.8%; rural, 16.2%. Persons per square mile, 32.4 (persons per square kilometer, 12.5)-- rank, 41st state.

Extent. Area, 114,000 square miles (295,259 square kilometers), including 492 square miles (1,274 square kilometers) of water surface (6th state in size).

Elevation. Highest, Humphreys Peak, 12,633 feet (3,851 meters), near Flagstaff; lowest, Colorado River at southwest corner of state, 100 feet (30 meters), average, 4,100 feet (1,250 meters).

Geographic Center. 55 miles (89 kilometers) southeast of Prescott.



Festivals and Fairs Fun:
Arizona State Fair Schedule - The Arizona State Fair is an annual state fair that is held at a fairgrounds in the city of Phoenix, Arizona. The Fair was first held in 1884, but has had interruptions due to various causes like cotton crop failure, the Great Depression era, and the World War II years. The fair has various attractions, concerts, rides, contests and livestock entries.



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