48th State, which became part of the United States. Located in the southwest of the country. The capital and largest city in the state – Phoenix.
Grand Canyon - a colorful , steep- sided gorge carved the Colorado River , in northern Arizona . Canyon - one of the seven natural wonders of the world and found in Grand Canyon National Park as one of the first national parks in the United States . President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of the Grand Canyon , especially to hunt mountain lion and enjoy the scenery.The canyon was created by the Colorado River over a million years ago , and is about 277 miles long, the width of the range - from 4 to 18 miles and attains a depth of more than 1 mile. Nearly two billion years formed the Colorado River and its tributaries are formed as a result of lifting the Colorado Plateau.
Interesting Facts • The Grand Canyon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site • Famous Apache Indian chief Geronimo lived it in Arizona. • According to one version , the name comes from the state language Papago Indian tribe ; Aleh-zon can be translated as " little spring ." According to another version , it comes from the words of the language of the Aztecs , «arizuma», which can be translated as " giving birth to silver ." • Because of the hot sun Navajos called Phoenix Hoozdo, which can be translated as "the place where it's hot " • In Arizona in Maricopa County police entered the original punishment for drunk driving . Anyone who is caught in the act, must wear pink T-shirt 2 months with the inscription " I'm sober , I'm clean ." In addition, the offender will not live at home, but in a special military camp there and perform various public works.
Ridiculous laws of Arizona • A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.
In Arizona illegally handle photos with naked people before noon on Sunday.
Illegal for men and women older than 18 years have more than one visible at a smile, a missing tooth.
No more than six girls may live in the same house. • Illegal to smoke cigarettes within 15 feet of public space, if you do not have a liquor license manufacturer of Class 12.
Nobody is allowed to ride a horse up the stairs at home District Court. • For uprooting cactus can be sentenced to 25 years imprisonment. • Women can not wear pants. • Attacked a criminal or burglar, you may only protect yourself with the same weapon with which to attack you.