Arizona is a state located in the southwest of the United States . He is the 48th State and joined the Union in 1912. Arizona also bears the nickname “The Grand Canyon State”, which is found on the welcome signs on the highways. To the west are California and Nevada , northern Utah , in eastern New Mexico and northeastern Colorado . To the south is Mexico.
Arizona is separated in 5 regions; East, Greater Phoenix, North to the Grand Canyon, Middle South, and West Arizona. There are also so many places that you can find, Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Tempe, Flagstaff, Scottsdale, Sedona, Prescott, Payson, Tombstone, Nogales, Yuma and Blue.
Arizona is famous for its desert landscapes and canyons . The Grand Canyon National Park is located in the northwest, the Canyon de Chelly National Monument in north-east. To the east lies the Petrified Forest National Park and south of Saguaro National Park . At the border with Utah is also still the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (also the National Park Service subordinate) to include the second largest lake in the USA Lake Powell and the horseshoe bend of the Colorado River Horseshoe Bend are. The Monument Valley on the border with Utah is not a national park and is also not the National Park Service . It is administered by the Navajo Indians who live there himself, therefore, subject to the Monument Valley as well as the Antelope Canyon on the outskirts of the town of Page to the Navajo Tribal Park Service. Arizona has 3 beautiful National Park:
- Grand Canyon
- Petrified Forest National Park
- Saguaro National Park
Arizona is its main composition of a table-land, 1,000 to 2,400 m high, with deep canyons and dominated by fear of individual mountains, among which the volcanic San Francisco (3825 m) the highest. Throughout the south bordering Arizona to Mexico . Otherwise, the border is within the state. In the southwest it borders California , northwest of Nevada . To the north is the border with Utah in the Four Corners ‘Point to the only four countries meet in the United States and one of the few in the world. Where Arizona meets at the north-east of Colorado and the eastern boundary shall fully with New Mexico .
Arizona has two natural areas belonging. The north-east of the state lies on the Colorado Plateau , all other parts of Arizona are part of the Basin and Range region. The border is formed by the Sierra Mogollon Rim . The Colorado River and formed by him Grand Canyon separates the north-west of the Arizona Strip from the rest of the state. He is also almost the entire western border of Arizona to Nevada and California. Other major rivers in Arizona are the Little Colorado River in the northeast of the state and the Gila River and its tributaries in central and southern Arizona.
Because of drought in Arizona grow a lot of cacti, yucca and mesquite trees. One of the largest wild animal species include white-tailed and mule deer and elk, pronghorn and bighorn sheep. In remote areas there are also bears sporadically. In the mountainous regions of live predators such as cougars, badgers and other animals like martens. In the Sonoran Desert, there are many types of lizards, spiders and snakes.