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New Southwest >> Arizona
Facts and Figures
"Arizona" is a Spanish interpretation of arizuma, an Aztec word meaning "silver-bearing." Also based on Pima word arizonac meaning "little spring place."
Total Area (rank)
114,006 sq mi (6th)
copper and other mining, electric equipment,
transportation equipment, machinery, printing and
publishing, food processing, electronics, tourism
First Explored By
Marcos de Niza, in 1539
This page was last updated on January 31, 2017.