Mohave

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Province of Mohave (en)
Mojave (es)
モハーヴェ州 (ja)
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Province of Sierra
Flag of Mohave Provincial seal of Mohave
Flag Seal
Nickname(s): The Dust Province (official)
Motto(s): Reservation
Provincial song(s): "March of the Mohavites"
Map of Mohave
Official language(s) *Nationally recognized languages
Demonym Mohavite(s)
Capital Kingman
Largest city Lake Havasu
Area Ranked 24th
 • Total 13,461 sq mi
(34,864 km2)
Population Ranked 27th
 • Total 598,218 (2020)
 • Density 44.44/sq mi  (17.16/km2)
Ranked TBD
Elevation
 • Highest point Hualapai Peak
8,417 ft (2,566 m)
 • Lowest point Larned Landing
339 ft (112 m)
Admission to the Union November 27, 1858 (9th)
Lord Superintendent Emilia Palazzo
Governor Henry Schultz
Lieutenant Governor David Morgan
Legislature Mohave Provincial Legislature
 • Upper house Mohave Senate
 • Lower house Mohave General Assembly
K.S. Senators Marco Nuñez
Anne Hoffman
Susan Yamato
K.S. House delegation 2
Abbreviations MO, Mhv.
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Mohave is a province located in the Mohave Desert within South Central Sierra. It is also usually considered part of the Arizonan provinces. It is the 27th most populous and the 24th largest of the 45 PSAs. The capital of Mohave is Kingman, while the largest city is Lake Havasu. It borders Clark and Iron to the north; Inland Empire to the west; Maricopa to the south; and Flagstaff to the east.

Mohave is the 9th province to be admitted to the Union, being one of the 12 original provinces to join the Kingdom of Sierra. Historically, Mohave was a part of Alta California, a province of New Spain. It later became part of Mexico. Following the defeat of Mexico during the Mexican–American War, California gained independence and Mohave became a state within the republic. In 1858, Mohave was reorganized as a province of the Kingdom of Sierra. The province originally included the province of Clark, until the latter was partitioned from Mohavite land in 1866.

Mohave has a mostly semi-arid desert climate, although some areas, especially in higher elevations, features forests of coniferous trees including the Douglas fir. Portions of the Grand Canyon National Park, one of the world's seven natural wonders, run through Mohave and separates the province into two distinct regions. The Colorado River is Mohave's primary water source and features a number of manmade reservoirs, the two largest of which are Lake Mead and Lake Havasu.

Mohave's economy is mainly supported by tourism, mining, transportation, construction, logistics, and retail. It is one of the top producers in copper and is home to one of the world's largest copper reserves, the Mineral Park mine. In addition, it is a top producer in turquoise. The byproduct molybdenum from copper mining is another major source of income for the Mohavite economy. Since the late 20th century, Mohave's population has grown due to affordable housing and low provincial taxes, encouraging the provincial economy to diversify.

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The province of Mohave is named after the Mojave Desert, which was subsequently named after the Mojave people who lived along the Colorado River.

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Colorado City was originally settled by the Mormons of Deseret.

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In 1975, the province of Clark established the Mohave Power Station (MOGS) to benefit electrical needs for both provinces. Due to several disasters within the power station however, it was closed by Edison in 2005. Today, the Salinas Dam provides a major source of energy via hydroelectricity.

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There are 14 airports in Mohave. The busiest commercial airport, Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport, had 130,526 passenger boardings in 2015.

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Communities in Mohave expanded after the construction of the Salinas Dam.

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