Arizona is part of a continent, country, region, and state. To understand Arizona, we must understand our state’s place in the world. Maps and other tools can help us.
Arizona is a land of great contrasts. There are deserts, where plants and animals have adapted to difficult conditions. In other areas, there are mountains covered with thick pine trees. Still other parts of our state have green farmland, where fruits and vegetables grow. We use and change the land.