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Arizona became a U.S. state on Feb. 14th, 1912, and was the last of the 48 contiguous states to be admitted to the union. Arizona was part of New Mexico until it became a separate territory in 1863. In 2010, the population of Arizona was 6,392,017.


According to the 2014 United States Census, there are 401 cities and towns in Arizona. The locales range in size from Aztec, with a population of 3, to Phoenix, with a population of 1,513,367. The approximate total population of Arizona in all cities combined is 6,731,484.


The Arizona state animal is the ringtail, also known as the ringtail cat, miner's cat or cacomistle. Ringtails look very like cats and foxes but have a ringed tails similar to a raccoon's.


Arizona is located in the Mountain West region, one of the official regions designated by the U.S. Census Bureau. The other states included in this region are Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, Utah, Nevada and Wyoming.


Major banks, including Bank of America, Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank, all have branches in the state of Arizona. Local banks, such as the Arizona Bank and Trust and the National Bank of Arizona also have branches in the state.


Some popular banks in Arizona include Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America, as reported by the Phoenix Business Journal. Other popular banks include BMO Harris Bank, BBVA Compass Bank, National Bank of Arizona, US Bank NA, Alliance Bank of Arizona, MidFirst Bank, Amstrust, Zions Bank, Cop


According to City-Data, major animal species of Arizona include: the jackrabbit, skunk, bighorn sheep, coyote, desert-cottontail rabbit and mountain lion. Others Arizona animals include: the cactus wren, roadrunner, hawk, owl, raven, Gila monster, spider and centipede, plus the sidewinder and rattle


Arizona is in the Mountain Time Zone, according to the Arizona State Library. It is one of few places in the United States that does not observe daylight-saving time, so Arizona is on Mountain Standard Time year round.


Out of the top 20 largest call centers in the United States, three are based in Arizona. The largest call center in the United States, American Express' call center, is located in Arizona.


Phoenix, Tucson and Mesa are the first-, second- and third-largest cities in Arizona, respectively. Other major cities include Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, Gilbert and Tempe. Phoenix is the state capital.