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  1. Arizona

  2. General location • 48th state of the USA • Southwestern region of the U. S. • Part of the western United States and the mountain west • Grand Canyon State • One of the Four Corners states • 626 kminternational border with Mexico

  3. Inlocalviewpoint • Borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, touches Colorado • Biggest cities: Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa • Land area: 294315 km2 • Number of counties: 15

  4. Climate • Wide variety of climate • Lower elevations – primarily desert with mild winters and hot summers (tempfrom 54 °C to 10 °C) • The northern third has coolerclimate with cold winters and mild summers • Rare for tornadoes and hurricanes to occur, but the monsoons can cause torrential downpours

  5. Nature • Generally desert, also mesa and mountains • Wide diversity of vegetation • Fauna range from desert species to the deer and elkof the northern highlands • Fourtyone animal species and 19 plant species – endangered (list of the US Fish and Wildlife Service)

  6. Cross-sectionofearlierhistory • First mammoth-hunters between 16,000 BC and 10,000 BC • Recorded history – Marcos de Niza exploration in 1539 (search of mythical Seven Cities of Gold) • Early Franciscans and Jesuits – numerous missions to convert the Native Americans

  7. Cross-sectionoflaterhistory • 1810-s to 1821 – revolutionary situation – destruction of colonial silver mining • Starting in 1853 – Arizona as a part of New Mexico Territory • February 14, 1912 – Arizona officially bacame a U.S. state • 1948 – beginning of high tech industry

  8. Population… • …6 392 017 (2010), which ranks 14th in state population • …has increased by 26.7% since 2000 • Largest county by population is Maricopa - 3,635,528 (2005) • Largest by area is Coconino – 15,562 sq mi • Residents - Arizon(i)an

  9. Economy • Historical "five C's": copper, cotton, cattle, citrus, and climate (tourism) • Arizona was the largest producer of cotton in the country • Copper is still extensively mined • Currently the 21st largest economy among states in the US

  10. Culturalinfluences • Western culture with influences of immigrants: • Indians (now live in reservations) • Hispanics (from Sonora, now northern Mexico) • Anglos (from Texas) • Blacks (accompanied the Texians)

  11. Thebigmixture • Spain attempt to annex both the Spanish and Indian cultures • After the Civil War Anglos began migrating into the territory • Anglos settled in existing Hispanic communities • Native American tribes continue their spiritual, cultural and economic traditions

  12. Arhitecture • Ancient Native American architecture: • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument • Spanish Colonial Architecture:  • Steinfeld Houses in Tucson • Desert-Modern Architecture:  • Most famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright creation

  13. Good to memorize • Capital: Phoenix • Organizedasterritory: Feb. 24, 1863 • Motto: „DitatDeus“ (Godenriches) • Nickname: Grand CanyonState • Colors: blue and oldgold • Neckwear : bolatie • Fossil: petrifiedwood • Gemstone: turquise

  14. More usfeful knowledge • Flower: flower of saguaro cactus • bird: cactus wren • Tree: palo verde • Mammal: ringtail • Reptail: Arizona ridgenose rattlesnake • Fish: Arizona trout • Butterfly: two-tailed swallowtail

  15. Sources • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Arizona • http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108181.html • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Arizona • http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g28924-s202/Arizona:United-States:Culture.html • http://www.arizonaguide.com/things-to-do/arts-culture/architecture • http://www.arizonaguide.com/things-to-do/arts-culture/latino-hispanic-culture • http://www.arizonaguide.com/things-to-do/native-cultures • http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1060005/posts?page=101 • http://maenduseajalugu.blogspot.com/2010/03/georgius-agricola.html • http://www.gatewaytosedona.com/article/id/1675/page/1 • http://www.theroamingboomers.com/arizonas-casa-grande-ruins-national-monument • http://www.sellingtucsonrealestate.com/blog/historic-tucson-arizona-homes-for-sale-what-to-know-about-them-and-their-neighborhoods-how-to-find-them/ • http://freakymartin.com/2008/04/29/frank-lloyd-wright-5-photos/ • http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13719221/ns/travel-24-hour_layover/ • http://fr.mapsofworld.com/usa/states/arizona/arizona-location-map.html • http://www.azhomeprofessionals.com/east-valley.asp • http://www.travelpod.com/photos/0/United%20States/North%20Rim%20of%20Grand%20Canyon.html • http://www.nsrw.com/ • http://www.djc.com/blogs/BuildingGreen/?tag=green-materials • http://www.animalpictures1.com/r-cattle-42-cattle-608.htm • http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/804710/spainspired-recipes-with-citrus-from-canyon-ranch • http://arizonablogging.net/page/4/ • http://www.boomerinthepew.com/2008/07/arizona-monsoon.html • http://ag.arizona.edu/oals/ALN/aln59/price3.html • http://www.relaxedpolitics.com/?p=11200 • http://wallpapers-diq.com/wp/42__Saguaros,_Sonoran_Desert,_Arizona.html • http://thundafunda.com/33/backgrounds/Superstition%20Mountains,%20Tonto%20National%20Forest,%20Arizona%20pictures.html • http://www.panoramio.com/photo/832636 • http://www.asia.ru/en/Catalog/?page=9&category_id=14469 • http://tomstock.photoshelter.com/image/I0000X2udJOGtg2w • http://micechat.com/forums/disneyland-resort/127945-radiator-springs.html • http://shelledy.mesa.k12.co.us/staff/computerlab/ColoradoLifeZones_Semidesert_Shrublands_Adaptations.html • http://sensationalserpents.com/snakes/ridgenose-rattlesnake/ • http://www.troutback.com/html/apache_trout.html • http://www.gatewaytosedona.com/custom/page/ecards1