Arizona: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

Petr Novák

Arizona is a state in the southwestern United States that shares part of its border with Mexico. Arizona is characterized by a desert climate, with part of the state covered by the famous Mojave Desert. The latter is home to arguably Arizona’s biggest attraction, the Grand Canyon National Park.

Arizona: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

Map of Arizona / Where is Arizona?

Table of Contents
  1. Basic Information About Arizona
  2. What to See in the State of Arizona
  3. Fun Facts about Arizona
  4. Arizona Sports Teams
  5. Arizona Weather
  6. Largest Cities in Arizona
  7. Food Prices in Arizona
  8. State Symbols of Arizona

Basic Information About Arizona

  • State Name: Arizona
  • State Abbreviation: AZ
  • Capital: Phoenix
  • Largest City: Phoenix
  • Area: 295,234 km2 (6th largest U.S. state)
  • Population: 7,278,717 (14th highest in the U.S.)
  • Time Zone: MST (UTC-7), only the Navajo Nation recognizes Daylight Saving Time
  • More Information: Speed Limits in Arizona, Current Time in Arizona, Minimum Wage in Arizona

Fun Facts about Arizona

Date of Arizona’s entry into the Union

February 14, 1912 (48th in order)

State of Arizona nickname

The Grand Canyon State

The Highest Mountain in Arizona

Humphreys Peak (3,852 metres)

Rivers in Arizona

  1. Colorado River (2,330 km)
  2. Gila River (1,050 km)
  3. Little Colorado River (507 km)
  4. Salt River (320 km)
  5. Santa Cruz River (296 km)

Airports in Arizona

  1. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  2. Tucson International Airport
  3. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
  4. Laughlin Bullhead International Airport
  5. Grand Canyon National Park Airport

Arizona Sports Teams

  • NFL (American football): Arizona Cardinals
  • MLB (baseball): Arizona Diamondbacks
  • MLS (football): no team
  • NHL (ice hockey): Arizona Coyotes
  • NBA (basketball): Phoenix Suns

Universities in Arizona

  • Arizona State University
  • University of Arizona
  • Northern Arizona University

ZIP Codes


Weather in Arizona | Average Temperatures in Arizona | Average Precipitation in Arizona

Arizona Weather

The terrain in Arizona is quite rugged, so the weather conditions tend to vary in different parts of the state. At lower altitudes, a desert climate prevails with mild winters where temperatures rarely drop below freezing. Summers in these areas tend to be extreme, with temperatures rising to 50 °C.

The weather is different at higher elevations in northern Arizona. Winters tend to be harsher and summers milder.

Current Forecasts:

Largest Cities in Arizona

# City Population Map
1 Phoenix 1,445,632 Show on Map
2 Tucson 520,116 Show on Map
3 Mesa 439,041 Show on Map
4 Chandler 236,123 Show on Map
5 Glendale 226,721 Show on Map
6 Scottsdale 217,385 Show on Map
7 Gilbert 208,453 Show on Map
8 Tempe 161,719 Show on Map
9 Tempe Junction 158,368 Show on Map
10 Peoria 154,065 Show on Map

Food Prices in Arizona

  • McDonalds Restaurant McMeal prices: $8.00
  • Restaurant Draft Beer (0.5L): $5.00
  • Cappuccino in restaurant: $4.15
  • Coca-Cola in restaurant (0.33 l): $1.92
  • Milk (1 l): $0.72
  • Bread (500 g): $2.40
  • Rice (1 kg): $3.80
  • Egg (12 pcs): $2.19
  • Cheese (1 kg): $10.42
  • Boneless chicken breast (1 kg): $7.72
  • Beef Loin (1 kg): $10.41
  • Apples (1 kg): $3.47
  • Bananas (1 kg): $1.64
  • Oranges (1 kg): $2.73
  • Tomatoes (1 kg): $3.46
  • Potatoes (1 kg): $2.04
  • Water (1.5 l bottle): $1.63
  • Bottle beer (0.5 l bottle): $1.88
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: $8.00

Phoenix grocery prices effective January 2021. Take these as a guide, they vary widely from store to store. Tax is included in the price.

Arizona Flag | Arizona State Emblem

State Symbols of Arizona

  • Color: federal blue and old gold
  • Gemstone: Turquoise
  • Mineral: fireweed
  • Butterfly: Two-tailed otter
  • Carnivore: Mountain Dewberry
  • Song: Arizona March Song
  • Snake: Arizona Willard’s rattlesnake
  • Plant: Saguaro cactus
  • Fish: Apache trout
  • Mammal: cattail
  • Tree: parkinsonia
  • Firearm: Single Action Army Colt

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