What is the capital city of Arizona? Phoenix
The Capital city of Arizona is Phoenix and the seat of Maricopa County. Phoenix lies along the salt river in the south-central part of Arizona. Phoenix has a population of 1,615,017, which makes it the fifth-largest city in the United States.
When did Phoenix become the capital of Arizona?
The area of Phoenix was occupied by Native Americans, the Hohokam people. Spanish exploration and natural issues would result in the bulk of the native groups leaving the area, and in 1539, Spain claimed rule over the Phoenix area. Spain has controlled the Phoenix area until 1821 when the area of Phoenix was given to Mexico. However after the conclusion of the Spanish-American War in 1848. The area of Phoenix was controlled by America.
In 1862, the Confederacy proclaimed the Confederate Arizona Territory, and in response, the Union created a new border, For the Confederacy, Tucson was the first territorial capital. In 1879, the capital of Arizona would be relocated to Prescott, however, after only 10 years, Phoenix was declared the permanent capital starting February 4th, 1889.