List of Arizona state symbols facts for kids
The following is a list of symbols of the U.S. state of Arizona. 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. Arizona became the second state to adopt a "state firearm" after Utah adopted the Browning M1911.
|Flag||The flag of Arizona||The flag of Arizona does not contain a state seal but consists of 13 rays of red and gold (the conquistador colors of the flag of Spain) on the top half, representing the original 13 American colonies, as well as symbolizing Arizona's picturesque sunsets. There is a copper colored star in the center representing Arizona's copper-mining industry. The rest of the flag is colored blue, representing liberty.||1917|
|Seal||The seal of Arizona||The Great Seal of the State of Arizona is ringed by the words "Great Seal of the State of Arizona" on the top, and 1912 the year of Arizona's statehood, on the bottom. The motto Ditat Deus (Latin: "God Enriches"), lies in the center of the seal. In the background is a range of mountains with the sun rising behind the peaks||1911|
Mottoes and nickname
|Motto||Latin: Ditat Deus
|Nickname||The Grand Canyon State||Traditional|
|Flower||Saguaro cactus blossom
|Amphibian||Arizona tree frog
(Oncorhynchus gilae apache)
|Reptile||Arizona ridge-nosed rattlesnake
(Crotalus willardi willardi)
|Colors||Federal blue and old gold||1915|
|Firearm||Colt Single Action Army||2011|
|Songs||"Arizona March Song"
State quarter for Arizona
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