Arizona is a state in the United States of America. It is considered part of the Southwestern United States and is bordered by New Mexico to the east, Utah to the north, Nevada to the northwest, California to the west, its northeast corner touches part of Colorado, this area is known as the Four Corners. To the south of Arizona is the country Mexico with which it shares a border of 389 miles. The state is called the "Grand Canyon State" and the "Copper State" as it is the home of the Grand Canyon and has produced large amounts of copper from its mineral deposits.
Arizona became a state on February 14th, 1912 and became the 48th state accepted into the United States. The state capital is Phoenix, which also is the largest city in the state. Phoenix is the largest capital city in the US.
Arizona's climate can be very hot. In Phoenix, the average temperature is about 107 degrees Fahrenheit in summer.
Arizona is the sixth largest state in area, after New Mexico and before Nevada. Of the state's 113,998 square miles, about 15% is privately owned. The remaining area is public forest and park land, state trust land and Native American reservations.
Arizona is best known for its desert landscape. It has plants such as the cactus. It is also known for its climate, which has very hot summers and mild winters. Less well known is the pine-covered high country of the Colorado Plateau in the north-central part of the state.
Mountains and plateaus are found in more than half of the state. 27% of Arizona is forest. The largest stand of Ponderosa pine trees in the world is in Arizona.
The Grand Canyon is a colorful, steep-sided gorge. It is made by the Colorado River in northern Arizona. The canyon is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Most of the canyon is in the Grand Canyon National Park—one of the first national parks in the United States.
Whether you’re looking for something special to serve for brunch, a light lunch or a refreshing change-of-pace dinner, nothing fits the bill better than our bacon- and tomato-studded cheesy quiche. With its fresh-from-the-farm taste, this may become your new anytime favorite.
- 1 refrigerated pie crust
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup real bacon pieces, reserving 1 tablespoon for sprinkling
- 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups half-and-half
- 1 avocado, peeled and sliced into wedges
1924 – Henry Mancini, American composer (d. 1994)
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