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    Arizona - A Trip to the Oasis

    The trip across Arizona is just one oasis after another. You can just throw anything out and it will grow there - Will Rogers



    History & Geography: Arizona formally a district of phoenix and also known as the Grand Canyon state was formed on February 14, 1912. Arizona is the 6th largest U.S state and one of the Four Corners states that connect with Colorado. It has an area of 113,998 square miles.
    Arizona is a state with the lowest percentage of water as it subsist only 0.32% of water Arizona is a series of flat lands, gorges, mountains and valleys. The Grand Canyon which is estimated to be 5 million years old is the state's most dramatic feature it is engraved deep into the earth by wind and water. As we start moving towards the south of Phoenix the land begins to flatten. Some of the interesting areas of the Plateau are The Black Mesa, Painted Desert, and Monument Valley in northeastern.

    Natural Resources:
    Arizona is ample in water and metals, such as gold, copper and silver. Most of the copper mining and most effective irrigation systems operates in Arizona. Despite Arizona having a desert environment, it also has a plow able land and natural forests that once supported its timber industry. Besides Arizona's arid climate it produces quality crops such as lettuce, cotton, citrus and grain.

    Economy:
    Arizona ranks at 39th position in U.S in terms of state's per capita income. The economy of Arizona relies on five C's that is copper, cotton, cattle, citrus and climate these account in the two-thirds of the nation's output.

    Delicacies:
    Arizona's mouth watering delicacies include heritage foods such as prickly pear cactus, mesquite pod flower and Navajo-Churro sheep, which are the oldest breed of sheep surviving in the United States. Other famous Arizona foods are locally grown fruits and vegetables such as chiles, tomatillos, jicama and dates.

    Climate:
    The state has a wide variety of localized climate conditions due to its large area and variations in altitudes. The lower dessert valleys have several cycles in the year without freezes. The changes in season (period between freezes) varies extremely over Arizona, approximately less than three months in some of the higher areas in the northern and eastern portions of the state.

    Counties:
    The U.S state of Arizona has 15 divisions. In which the Four counties (Mohave, Pima, Yavapai and Yuma) were created in 1864. The now defunct Paha-Ute County was split from Mohave division in 1865, but merged back in 1871.
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    Transportation:
    The transportation system of Arizona comprises of rail, air, bus, car and bicycle transport. New freeways are being added to the transportation system of Arizona. Phoenix is provided by a combination of interstates, U.S. Highways, and state routes, many of which were funded by a cent general sales tax measure approved by Maricopa County voters in 1985.

    Hotel & Places:
    The major tourists sites which will make your journey memorable as well as beautiful are Grand Canyon, Phoenix, Sedona, Grand Canyon National park, Tucson, Flagstaff, Page, Scottsdale and Canyon De Chelly National Monument. They are more places worth visiting but these sites are a must visit.
    During a tiring journey you can have a relaxed stay at one of the best hotels in Arizona that will provide you with the best five star services and Luxury. The list includes: The Royal Palm Resort & Spa, Arizona Grand Resort & Spa and the last but not the least The westin Kierland Resort & Spa.

    Author: Izma Sayyed
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