Arizona is home to the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon, crazy desert wildlife, and very hot summers.
Arizona has a ton of nicknames. How many of these have you heard?
#1 The Grand Canyon State
Okay, we know. This one’s a little obvious. But, I mean, if you had this kind of beauty in your state, wouldn’t you flaunt it too?
#2 The Apache State
Many Apache people have fought to call Arizona home. It’s part of our heritage!
#3 The Baby State
Arizona was the last of the continental states to join the Union. That was in 1912, and it was another 47 years before we welcomed Alaska and Hawaii. The youngest is always the favorite, right?
#4 The Copper State
Arizona produces more copper than any other state in the union. You can see copper represented by the star on the state flag and on the copper dome of the Arizona State Capitol Building here.
#5 The Aztec State
In the Gila and Salt River Valleys, you can find ruins left by the Aztec people. Here are some people keeping the Aztec culture alive in the present day.
#6 The Valentine State
Did we mention that Arizona was finally added to the Union on February 14th? Because of this, some people call it the Sweetheart State, too.
#7 The Sunset State
This one’s pretty self explanatory. No state tops Arizona’s breathtaking sunsets!
#8 The Sand Hill State
This one is a tribute to the desert landscapes across the state. You’re virtually always within view of some beautiful piece of nature.
#9 Italy of America
Arizona’s beautiful mountains and landscapes have often been compared to the iconic vistas of Italy. If you ask us, we’ve got them beat!
Do you have a nickname for Arizona that we missed? Let us know in the comments below!