There’s always something new to learn about Arizona. Today we’re going to compare Arizona with other places around the U.S. and the world.
1. Lake Powell's shore length is 1,900 miles long. This is equivalent to walking the California coastline 2.25 times!
2. Arizona is larger than the United Kingdom, which is 93,628 square miles including England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.
Speaking of the Brits, Arizona is also larger than quite a few former members of the British Empire, including New Zealand, Uganda, and Guyana.
3. The Navajo Nation is large enough to hold Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York City within its boundaries with plenty of room to spare.
4. You can stack the four tallest buildings in the United States on top of each other and they just barely peek over the rim of the Grand Canyon.
The tallest buildings: One World Trade Center and 432 Park Avenue in New York City, and Willis Tower and Trump International Tower in Chicago.
5. ASU's student population is greater than the population of Flagstaff.
6. Each year, Arizona's hens lay about 5.8 billion eggs each year, which is more than enough to provide each American citizen with a dozen eggs.
That doesn't include all the chicken eggs being laid in backyards, ranches, and homesteads!
7. The Phoenix metropolitan area is a total of 14,598 square miles, which is one of the largest metropolitan areas in terms of area size. You could fit 4.5 Londons, 19 New York Cities, and 64 Chicagos within the metropolitan area's boundaries.
8. Arizona's population is approximately 6.8 million (2015 estimate), which is about 80-percent of New York City's population.
My socially anxious side will take our empty streets any day of the week over this.
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