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The capital of Arizona is Phoenix.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Arizona: AZ
For a short while in 1963, the U.S. Postal Office recommended "ARIZ" as the abbreviation for Arizona. Toward the end of 1963, the Post Office made the currently used "AZ" the official abbreviation.
Typical abbreviation for Arizona: Ariz.
The pronunciation of Arizona:
When the people of Arizona refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: Most of Arizona is in the Mountain Time (MST) zone and does not observe daylight saving time.
The Navajo Nation, located in the northeast corner of Arizona, does observe daylight saving time (MST/MDT).
The Hopi Nation, located within the Navajo Nation, does not observe daylight saving time.
Nicknames for Arizona: "The Grand Canyon State"; "The Copper State"
State Motto: "Ditat Deus" (God enriches)
State Bird: Cactus Wren (campylorhynchus brunneicapillus)
State Tree: Blue Paloverde (cercidium floridum)
State Flower: Saguaro Cactus Blossom (carnegiea gigantea)
State Song: "Arizona"
Statehood: Arizona became the 48th state on Feb 14, 1912.
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