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Arizona. (USA)

Arizona

The flag of Arizona was adopted on February 17, 1917.  The flag contains a copper star in the center with thirteen rays coloured red and gold.  The bottom half of the flag is blue to represent liberty.  The thirteen rays represent the thirteen original counties of the state.  The red and gold colours were the colours of conquistadors’ Spanish flag.  The copper colour of the star stands for the copper mining industry of Arizona.

Arizona

Arizona’s nickname is The Grand Canyon State. Most of the canyon is within the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona (one of the first national parks in the United States). The Grand Canyon is unmatched throughout the world for the vistas it offers to visitors on the rim. The Grand Canyon attracts about five million visitors per year.

The grand canyon was formed by the uplifting of the Colorado plateau and erosion caused by the Colorado River over a period of 6 million years. It is 277 miles long, ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles, and attains a depth of more than a mile. Nearly two billion years of the Earth’s history can be observed in the layers of exposed rock.

Prehistoric native Americans built settlements within the canyon and its many caves. The Pueblo people considered the Grand Canyon a holy site and made pilgrimages to it.

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