List of islands of Arizona

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Islands of the state of Arizona
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Location of Arizona within the United States
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The following is a list of islands of Arizona. With 113,634.57 square miles (294,312.2 km2) of land, the state of Arizona is the sixth-largest in the United States. It is the third-largest state to not have an ocean coastline—after Montana and New Mexico. Despite being landlocked, Arizona does contain islands, even though the state has the third-lowest amount of water at only 363.73 square miles (942.1 km2) after West Virginia and New Mexico. Arizona's 0.32% of water is the second-lowest percentage after New Mexico's 0.2% of water. [1] The majority of Arizona's islands are in the Colorado River (mainly Lake Mead). Lake Roosevelt also contains a number of islands.

U.S. state constituent political entity of the United States

In the United States, a state is a constituent political entity, of which there are currently 50. Bound together in a political union, each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a separate and defined geographic territory and shares its sovereignty with the federal government. Due to this shared sovereignty, Americans are citizens both of the federal republic and of the state in which they reside. State citizenship and residency are flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states, except for persons restricted by certain types of court orders. Four states use the term commonwealth rather than state in their full official names.

Arizona state of the United States of America

Arizona is a 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 shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico; its other neighboring states are Nevada and California to the west and the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California to the south and southwest.

Montana State of the United States of America

Montana is a landlocked state in the Northwestern United States. Montana has several nicknames, although none are official, including "Big Sky Country" and "The Treasure State", and slogans that include "Land of the Shining Mountains" and more recently "The Last Best Place".

IslandBody of waterCountyCoordinates
Antelope Island Lake Powell Coconino 36°59′00″N111°26′00″W / 36.98333°N 111.43333°W / 36.98333; -111.43333 (Antelope Island)
Beaver Island Colorado River Mohave 34°25′18″N114°17′28″W / 34.42167°N 114.29111°W / 34.42167; -114.29111 (Beaver Island)
Beehive Island Colorado River Mohave 36°04′20″N114°43′34″W / 36.07222°N 114.72611°W / 36.07222; -114.72611 (Beehive Island)
Bulls Head Rock Lake Mohave Mohave 35°12′17″N114°34′22″W / 35.20472°N 114.57278°W / 35.20472; -114.57278 (Bulls Head Rock)
Channel Island Colorado River Mohave 36°01′42″N114°08′30″W / 36.02833°N 114.14167°W / 36.02833; -114.14167 (Channel Island)
Decision Island Lake Mead Mohave 36°02′22″N114°17′04″W / 36.03944°N 114.28444°W / 36.03944; -114.28444 (Decision Island)
Deer Island Colorado River La Paz 34°07′00″N114°22′30″W / 34.11667°N 114.37500°W / 34.11667; -114.37500 (Deer Island)
Driftwood Island Colorado River Mohave 36°11′34″N114°01′31″W / 36.19278°N 114.02528°W / 36.19278; -114.02528 (Driftwood Island)
Haulapai Island Colorado River Mohave 36°01′54″N114°08′09″W / 36.03167°N 114.13583°W / 36.03167; -114.13583 (Haulapai Island)
Haystack Island Lake Roosevelt Gila 33°41′47″N111°07′45″W / 33.69639°N 111.12917°W / 33.69639; -111.12917 (Haystack Island)
Heron Point Lake Mead Mohave 36°02′51″N114°18′41″W / 36.04750°N 114.31139°W / 36.04750; -114.31139 (Heron Point)
Hi Isle Lake Havasu Mohave 34°18′57″N114°08′35″W / 34.31583°N 114.14306°W / 34.31583; -114.14306 (Hi Isle)
Hog Island Bartlett Lake Maricopa 33°50′25″N111°37′01″W / 33.84028°N 111.61694°W / 33.84028; -111.61694 (Hog Island)
Houseboat Island Lake Mead Mohave 36°04′03″N114°20′09″W / 36.06750°N 114.33583°W / 36.06750; -114.33583 (Houseboat Island)
Mohave Rock Colorado River Mohave 34°36′46″N114°25′28″W / 34.61278°N 114.42444°W / 34.61278; -114.42444 (Mohave Rock)
Napoleans Tomb Lake Mead Mohave 36°07′09″N114°21′27″W / 36.11917°N 114.35750°W / 36.11917; -114.35750 (Napoleans Tomb)
Panic Rock Bartlett Lake Maricopa 33°49′29″N111°37′18″W / 33.82472°N 111.62167°W / 33.82472; -111.62167 (Panic Rock)
Pittsburg Point Colorado River Mohave 34°27′37″N114°21′36″W / 34.46028°N 114.36000°W / 34.46028; -114.36000 (Pittsburg Point)
Plane Crash Island Lake Mead Mohave 36°03′26″N114°19′57″W / 36.05722°N 114.33250°W / 36.05722; -114.33250 (Plane Crash Island)
Pool Islands (5 islands) Lake Mead Mohave 36°05′54″N114°27′58″W / 36.09833°N 114.46611°W / 36.09833; -114.46611 (Pool Islands)
Punk Rock Verde River Yavapai 34°25′33″N111°46′43″W / 34.42583°N 111.77861°W / 34.42583; -111.77861 (Punk Rock)
Rabbit Island Lake Roosevelt Gila 33°41′49″N111°08′49″W / 33.69694°N 111.14694°W / 33.69694; -111.14694 (Rabbit Island)
River Island Colorado River Mohave 34°39′28″N114°26′58″W / 34.65778°N 114.44944°W / 34.65778; -114.44944 (River Island)
Rock Island Lake Roosevelt Gila 33°41′16″N111°08′25″W / 33.68778°N 111.14028°W / 33.68778; -111.14028 (Rock Island)
Saddle Island Lake Roosevelt Gila 33°39′32″N111°04′16″W / 33.65889°N 111.07111°W / 33.65889; -111.07111 (Saddle Island)
Shelter Island Lake Roosevelt Gila 33°40′05″N111°04′48″W / 33.66806°N 111.08000°W / 33.66806; -111.08000 (Shelter Island)
Ship Rock Saguaro Lake Maricopa 33°33′48″N111°29′47″W / 33.56333°N 111.49639°W / 33.56333; -111.49639 (Ship Rock)
Steamboat Rock Lake Roosevelt Gila 33°40′50″N111°05′03″W / 33.68056°N 111.08417°W / 33.68056; -111.08417 (Steamboat Rock)
Two Rocks (2 islands) Colorado River Mohave 35°43′30″N114°42′00″W / 35.72500°N 114.70000°W / 35.72500; -114.70000 (Two Rocks)

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