Arizona is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states. It is the sixth largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona is one of the Four Corners states. It has borders with New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, and Mexico, and one point in common with the southwestern corner of Colorado. Arizona's border with Mexico is 389 miles (626 km) long, on the northern border of the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California.
Central Arizona includes the Phoenix metropolitan area, which is made up of different regions. Different areas are known as East Valley (Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe), West Valley (Goodyear, Glendale, Peoria, Surprise), Scottsdale, and of course Phoenix. Metro Phoenix area, also known as The Valley of the Sun, has been of the fastest growing areas in the country. You can truly have it all here. Enjoy a morning of hiking Camelback Mountain then finish the day brushing up on history at the State Capitol Museum or exploring the Arizona Science Center. With theater, unique restaurants, parks, and more, the metro Phoenix area is a place for everyone.