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Arkansas

Welcome to Arkansas and a brief overview of The Natural State.

Arkansas is one of the Southern states located in the south, central portion of the 48 "conterminous" states. It's bordered by Missouri on the north and Louisiana on the south. In the northeast corner of Arkansas, Missouri borders the state on the east as well as on the north. On the other side of the Mississippi River, to the east, lie Tennessee and Mississippi. On the west, Arkansas is bordered by Oklahoma and Texas.

Arkansas among the states

  • Statehood: June 15, 1836 (25th state)
  • Abbreviations: Ark. (traditional), AR (postal)
  • Capital: Little Rock.
  • Size: 53,187 square miles, includes inland water (27th)
  • Coastline: None.
  • Latin Motto: Regnat populus (The People rule)
  • State bird: Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) adopted 1929.
  • State flower: Apple Blossom (Pyrus malus) adopted 1901.
  • State songs:
  • State tree: Pine tree (Genus Pinus L.) adopted 1939.


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