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Arizona, the sixth largest state in area, is located in south west United States. With Phoenix as the capital, Arizona is known for its desert type climate. The Grand Canyon, contained in the Grand Canyon National Park is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is a colorful gorge carved out by the Colorado River. Meteor Crater, located in Winslow, is one of the most well-preserved meteorite impact sites in the world.
Arizona served as base camps during World War II for German and Italian POWs. With population growth rate increasing at an alarming rate since 2005, Arizona is the fastest growing state in the US. According to 2006 census, Arizona's population is majorly comprised of African American, White American, Asian American and Hispanics. Also the state has third highest number of Native Americans.
The largest groups of people are German, Irish, English, Mexican, and Native American. This minority-majority state boasts of religions as Mainline Protestant, Roman Catholic, Judaism, Mormon, and Evangelical Christian.Wal-Mart is the largest private employer in the state. Arizona ranks 39th with its $232 billion GPS in 2006. Several public universities as Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University exist to facilitate the state's education facilities.