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Capital City:

Little Rock

Statehood:

June 15, 1836

Population:

2,554,000

Nickname:

The Natural State / Land of Opportunity / Wonder State

Motto:

Regnat Populus (The people rule)

Origin of State Name:

French interpretation of a Sioux word "acansa," meaning "downstream place."

Counties:

75

Largest Cities:

Little Rock, Fort Smith, North Little Rock, Pine Bluff, Jonesboro

Border States:

Louisiana, Mississippi - Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas

Land Area:

52,082 sq. mi.; 27th largest

Highest Point:

Magazine Mountain, 2,753 ft

Lowest Point:

Ouachita River, 55 ft

State Bird:

Mockingbird

State Flower:

Apple blossom

State Tree:

Pine (pinus)

State Song:

Arkansas Oh, Arkansas

State Web Site:

www.state.ar.us


For more websites on Arkansas check out Arkansas Links.

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