Arizona is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is the sixth largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. Arizona’s has many official and unofficial symbols including the state animal, bird, fish, flag, flower, gem, mammal, motto, nickname, coat of arms, song, seal etc. The majority of the items in the list are officially recognized after a law passed by the state legislature. Most of the symbols were adopted in the 20th century. The first symbol was the motto, which was made official in 1864 for the Arizona Territory. Fifteen of the state symbols are on display on the Arizona Capitol Museum. The Interesting fact about Arizona is The world’s largest solar telescope is located at Kitts Peak National Observatory in the city of Sells in Arizona. Arizona is a right-to-work state. The law states no person shall be denied the opportunity to obtain or retain employment because of non-membership in a labor organization.
The Current flag of Arizona was adopted on January 25, 1917. The Flag is 101 years old. The flag of Arizona consists of 13 rays of red and weld-yellow on the top half, the colors of the flag of Spain, representing the 13 original U.S. states.
The “official” Arizona State Seal was designed by Phoenix newspaper artist, E.E. Motter. The State Seal of Arizona is a symbol of the authority and sovereignty of the state and is a valuable asset of its people.