Arkansas State of America

Arkansas, 25th State
“Regnat populus”
(The people rule)
  • Name (Algonquin Indian): “ookansa”; “south wind”
  • Governor: Asa Hutchinson (Republican)
  • Capital: Little Rock
  • Population:3,038,999 (2020), (33rd-most populous)
  • Location: landlocked state in the South Central region of the United State of America.
  • North: Missouri,
  • East: Tennessee and Mississippi
  • South: Louisiana,
  • West: Oklahoma
  • Southwest: Texas
  • Area: 137,730 km2/53,178 mi2 ,29th by rank
  • Postal abbreviation: AR
  • Admitted to Union: June 15, 1836
  • Official language: English

 

1.       State’s Symbols
  • State tree: Pine
  • State Creed: Arkansas Creed
  • State Grape: Cynthiana Grape
  • State Fruit & Vegetable: Vine Ripe Pink Tomato
  • State Grain: Rice
  • State flower: Apple Blossom
  • State nut: Pecan
  • State Fish: Alligator gar
  • State Amphibian: none
  • State Dinosaur: Arkansaurus fridayi
  • State Reptile: American Alligator (un-official)
  • State Bird: Mockingbird
  • State Butterfly: Diana Fritillary Butterfly
  • State Game Bird: none
  • State Mammal: Ringtail
  • State Game Bird: Chihuahua (unofficial)
  • State Land Mammal: White-Tailed Deer
  • State Marine Mammal: none
  • State Horse: Colonial Spanish Horse
  • State Insect: Honeybee
  • State Fossil: Arkansaurus fridayi
  • State Cooking Vessel: Dutch Oven
  • State Beverage: Milk
  • State Rock: Bauxite
  • State Gemstone: Diamond
  • State mineral: Quartz Crystal
  • State metal: none
  • State Songs: Arkansas (You Run Deep in Me), Oh, Arkansas
  • State Song (Anthem): Arkansas
  • State Song (Historical): The Arkansas Traveler
  • State Sport: none
  • State Folk Dance: Square Dance
  • State Poet Laureate: Poet Laureate
  • State Musical Instrument: Fiddle

 

2.        Geography Facts
  • Land: 134,771 km(52,035 mi2)
  • Water: 2,961 km(1,143 mi2)
  • Coastline: N/A
  • Shoreline: N/A
  • State Forests:  none
  • National Forests:2
  • State Parks: 51
  • National Parks: 1
  • Water: 1%
  • Largest city (by area): Little Rock (316 km²)
  • Largest city (by population): Little Rock (197,371 people)
  • Lowest point: Arkansas; 55 feet, 25th lowest
  • Highest point: Magazine Mountain; 2,753 feet, 34th

 

3.       Facts about Arkansas
  • Since 1947 It is technically illegal to mispronounce “Arkansas” while in Arkansas under legal code 1-4-105.
  • Arkansas gave the three largest diamonds ever found in America—which are among the largest ever found on our planet.
  • Except for citrus fruit, Arkansas grows almost every crop produced in the United States.
  • Key Cities: Fayetteville, Little Rock, Fort Smith, Springdale, Hot Springs, Jonesboro
  • Nickname: Natural State, The Land of Opportunity
  • Arkansas produces more rice than any other state. Rice production in Arkansas is a $6 billion industry.
  • Arkansas’s forests are so vast that they could cover the entire country of Switzerland one and a half times.
  • Major industries: Livestock, agriculture, transportation, aerospace, food manufacturing, paper and timber.
  • Famous for: America’s only Diamond Mine, Hot Springs National Park and world capital of quartz, spinach, folk music, an archery bow production.
  • Area codes: 479, 501, 870
4.       Natural Resources
  1. Petroleum
  2. Natural gas
  3. Coal
  4. Diamonds (U.S biggest supplier)
  5. Quartz Crystals
  6. Timber
  7. Bauxite
  8. Bromine (world’s biggest producer)

 

 

5.        Mountains

            Best Mountains for Visit

  • Ouachita Mountains
  • Ozark Mountains
  • Tallest Mountains

 

6.      Divisions

 

  • 75 Counties
  • 107 Cities1
  • 217 Cities2
  • 172 Towns

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