Sonora (SA) is a state located in the southwestern portion of the West Coast of the United States. Sonora was admitted to the Union as the ? state on January 24, 1864.Sonora contains one of the most driest climates in the US.
San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Sonora (LDP-23) - commissioned 2012 - is named after the state. The state's best known location is the White Sands Testing Range, where the Trinity bomb was detonated, bringing the US into the nuclear family.