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Ratification or Admission:  February 14, 1912 (48th)
Present Constitution Adopted:  1911
State Abbreviation:  AZ
State Capital:  Phoenix
Largest City - Population:  Phoenix
Origin of the Name:  From the Indian word "Arizonac", meaning "little (young) spring.
State Motto:  “Ditat Deus” (God enriches)
State Nickname:  Grand Canyon State / Copper State / Apache State
State Song:  “Arizona March Song” Lyrics: Margaret Rowe Clifford Music: Maurice Blumenthal
State Animal:  Ringtail
State Bird:  Cactus Wren
State Fish:  Apache Trout
State Flower:  Saguaro Cactus Blossom
State Fruit:  None
State Gemstone:  Turquoise
State Insect:  Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly
State Mineral:  Copper
State Tree:  Palo Verde
State Flag:  The state flag of Arizona "represents the copper star of Arizona rising from a blue field in the face of a setting sun".


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