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Arizona Outline Map
Arizona is home to a rich tapestry of history that spans thousands of years, dating back to prehistoric Indigenous populations. The area was home to various Native American tribes long before European exploration, such as the Apache, Hopi, Navajo, and Pima. The Spanish first entered the region in the mid-1500s in search of legendary cities of gold, but the harsh desert conditions thwarted these early expeditions.
Arizona became a Spanish territory following the 1539 expedition led by Marcos de Niza. After the Mexican War of Independence, it briefly became a part of Mexico until the United States acquired it as part of the Gadsden Purchase in 1854. The region remained a territory for several decades before officially becoming the 48th state of the United States in 1912.
Our first map is a simple Arizona map that only shows the outer boundaries of the state.
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Blank Arizona Map with Counties
As of 2023, the state’s estimated population is around 7.5 million. Its population is diverse, with large communities of both Indigenous people and Latinos. English and Spanish are the two most widely spoken languages.
The population distribution of Arizona is uneven, with the majority residing in and around the Phoenix metropolitan area in Maricopa County. This area alone accounts for more than half of the state’s population. Other urban centers such as Tucson and Flagstaff contribute significantly to the population count.
The racial and ethnic composition of Arizona is diverse and multifaceted. The state has a high proportion of Latinos, making up approximately 32% of the population, a reflection of its historical and geographical ties with Mexico. Non-Hispanic Whites constitute about 50% of the population, while African Americans make up around 5%. Native Americans comprise approximately 4% of the population, with the state being home to 22 federally recognized tribes. The largest are the Navajo Nation, the Tohono O’odham, and the Hopi Tribe. The state also has a small but significant Asian American and Pacific Islander population.
Arizona is also known for its substantial senior population, as the warm climate and numerous retirement communities make it an attractive destination for retirees. As per the latest data, nearly 18% of Arizona’s population is 65 years or older, which is higher than the national average.
The map above is a blank Arizona map of counties. It is great for coloring and marking activities. For instance, you could give your class the task to shade the original territories of various Native American tribes on the map.
Arizona Outline Map with Neighboring States
Arizona shares borders with four U.S. states and one foreign country:
- California: Located west of Arizona, California shares a border primarily defined by the Colorado River.
- Nevada: In the northwest, Arizona borders the southern part of Nevada, again with the Colorado River playing a significant role in defining the border.
- Utah: Arizona shares its northern border with Utah, with the distinct Four Corners Monument marking the point where Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico meet. It is the only such point in the United States.
- New Mexico: In the east, Arizona is bordered by New Mexico.
- Mexico: In the south, Arizona shares a 372-mile international border with the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California. This border features several border crossings and is a significant factor in the economic and cultural life of the state, particularly in cities like Tucson and Yuma.
The map above shows all the county borders within Arizona and the neighboring US states, Mexico, a part of the Gulf of California, and Mexican territory at the boundary to Arizona.
Blank Map of Arizona with County Seats
Arizona is divided into 15 counties, each with its county seat. Here’s a list of each county, along with its county seat:
- Apache County – St. Johns
- Cochise County – Bisbee
- Coconino County – Flagstaff
- Gila County – Globe
- Graham County – Safford
- Greenlee County – Clifton
- La Paz County – Parker
- Maricopa County – Phoenix
- Mohave County – Kingman
- Navajo County – Holbrook
- Pima County – Tucson
- Pinal County – Florence
- Santa Cruz County – Nogales
- Yavapai County – Prescott
- Yuma County – Yuma
Click on the links below the image to download PDF files of a blank map of Arizona with county seats. You can save the files on your device and print as many copies as you need. Alternatively, print your desired outline map of Arizona via your browser.
Highways in Arizona
The backbone of Arizona’s highway system is its interstates, with Interstate 10 (I-10) serving as a vital east-west corridor. Spanning approximately 360 miles, I-10 enters Arizona from California in the west and stretches to the New Mexico border in the east. It passes through major cities like Phoenix and Tucson, connecting various communities and serving as a critical route for local commuters and long-distance travelers.
Another prominent interstate in Arizona is Interstate 17 (I-17), which runs predominantly north-south. This highway stretches about 145 miles from Phoenix to Flagstaff, traversing the scenic landscapes of the Sonoran Desert and ascending through the breathtaking landscapes of the Coconino National Forest. I-17 is not only a critical transportation artery for travelers heading to northern Arizona and the Grand Canyon, but it also serves as an important commuter route for residents of the Phoenix metropolitan area.
In addition to the interstates, Arizona boasts an extensive state highway system that provides access to various regions within the state. Highways like State Route 89 (SR-89) and State Route 93 (SR-93) offer scenic drives, taking motorists through picturesque landscapes such as the Verde Valley and the Joshua Tree forests of the Arizona Strip.
You can learn more about the highways in Arizona with our different versions of a US interstate map.
Arizona on a Map
Have you ever wondered where Arizona is? Our below map shows the location of Arizona on a map of the United States.
The map above was created with a tool called MapChart. Here is another version which also includes the state name abbreviations (made with the same tool):
Arizona Map Outline with Cities and Towns
While Arizona’s capital city, Phoenix is by far the biggest city in the state, Arizona has several other important agglomerations. Here is a list of the 10 largest cities in Arizona with their estimated populations in brackets as of 2023:
1. Phoenix (1,750,000)
2. Tucson (550,000)
3. Mesa (520,000)
4. Chandler (265,000)
5. Scottsdale (260,000)
6. Glendale (250,000)
7. Gilbert (245,000)
8. Tempe (190,000)
9. Peoria (175,000)
10. Surprise (140,000)
Our last blank Arizona map is our most detailed version. It includes the inner borders between the counties and markers for their county seats and indicates the locations of many more cities and towns.
For your reference and as an answer key to school activities, please find below alphabetical lists of the place names shown on the map, ordered by county:
Apache County: Eagar, St. Johns
Cochise County: Bisbee, Douglas, Sierra Vista, St. David, Willcox
Coconino County: Flagstaff, Grand Canyon Village, Tuba City, Williams
Gila County: Globe
Graham County: Pima, Safford
Greenlee County: Clifton, Duncan
La Paz County: Parker, Quartzsite
Maricopa County: Buckeye, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Prescott, Scottsdale, Surprise
Mohave County: Bullhead City, Kingman, Willow Valley
Najavo County: Holbrook, Snowflake, Winslow
Pima County: Ajo, Green Valley, Oro Valley, Tucson
Pinal County: Casa Grande, Florence, Oracle
Santa Cruz County: Nogales, Patagonia
Yavapai County: Cottonwood-Verde Village, Prescott
Yuma County: Fortuna Foothills, Yuma
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