Arkansas (AR)


Quick Facts

Capital City: Little Rock

Abbreviation: AK

Population (2019): 2,959,373; Rank: 32 of 50

Region: South

Admission to Statehood: June 15, 1836 (25th State)

State Motto: Regnant Populus

State Nickname: The Natural State

Origin of State Name: French interpretation of a Sioux word acansa meaning “downstream people

Sports Teams: Find the best High School, College, League, and Professional sports teams of Arkansas State

Bordering States: The State of Arkansas has 6 neighbors namely, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas | List of US Regions

Area Codes: 479, 501, 870

Zip Codes:  Arkansas Zip Codes

Famous People:  Find out all the information about the famous people born in Arkansas

State Symbols

Bird: Mockingbird | List of State Birds

Animal: White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

State Fruit: South Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink Tomato

State Gemstone: Diamond

Flag: A diamond on a red field represents the only place in North America where diamonds have been discovered and mined. The twenty-five white stars around the diamond mean that Arkansas was the twenty-fifth state to join the Union. The top of four stars in the center represents that Arkansas was a member of the Confederate States during the Civil War. The other three stars represent Spain, France and the United States, countries that had earlier ruled the land that includes Arkansas Flag adopted 1913. 

Flower: Apple Blossom (Pyrus coronaria) | Other State Flowers

Soil: Stuttgart

Song: Arkansas” | Words by: Wayland Holyfield | Music by: Wayland Holyfield
Oh, Arkansas” | Words by: Terry Rose and Gary Klaff | Music by: Terry Rose and Gary Klaff

Tree: Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda) | Other State Trees

Quarter: Arkansas quarter Details include diamond (state gem), rice stalks, mallard flying above a lake



Location of Arkansas on the US map

Area: Area: 53,182 sq.mi (137,741, 29th
Land: 52,075 sq.mi. (134,874, 27th
Water: 1,107 sq.mi. (2,867, 31st

Largest Cities:   Little Rock | Fort Smith | Fayetteville | Springdale | Jonesboro | North Little Rock | Conway | Rogers | Pine Bluff | Bentonville

Highest Point: Magazine Mountain ; 2,753 feet, (839 m) 34th

Lowest Point: Arkansas; 55 feet, 25th lowest — Ouachita River at Louisiana border

Geographic Center: Pulaski, 12 miles northwest of Little Rock

Blank Outline Maps: Find printable blank map of the State of Arkansas , without names, so you can quiz yourself on important locations, abbreviations, or state capital.

City Guide:  Visit Arkansas City Guide for a look at geography, local history, architecture, and culture.

National Parks: Post, Buffalo, Fort Smith, Hot Springs, Pea Ridge National Military Park, President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site, Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

Location: Absolute Center: 34°48.9’N / 92°18.1’W
Relative Center: Pulaski, 12 miles northwest of Little Rock


State Government

Governor: Asa Hutchinson (R) since 2015

Senators: John Boozman (R) 2011, Tom Cotton (R) 2015

Representatives: Arkansas House: Members
Arkansas Senate: Members

Constitution: Arkansas’s Constitution , 25th State

Government Offices Directory:  Find all information here at the Arkansas government offices directory
Electoral College Votes: 6 Votes

Vital Records: Find out all the information about the vital records for the state of Arkansas



Agriculture: Poultry and eggs, soybeans, sorghum, cattle, cotton, rice, hogs, milk.
Industry: Food processing, electric equipment, fabricated metal products, machinery, paper products, bromine, vanadium.


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