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The state, which is home to the beautiful Ozark National Forest and therapeutic hot springs, is worth exploring. This Arkansas map makes it ideal for you to know what's the best that the state can offer.

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About Arkansas Map

: Take a look at this Arkansas map with cities, towns, rivers, and lakes clearly represented on it. This state in southeastern US is bordered by Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Missouri, and Tennessee. Airports near major cities such as Harrison, Texarkana, Fort Smith, and Bentonville are shown on this map along with the capital city of Little Rock. Interstate highways, state highways, and rail network in 29th largest state of the US are shown clearly. Location of Heber Springs, Eureka Springs, mountains, lakes, and other natural attractions in “the Natural State" is easy to understand.

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About Arkansas

The state of Arkansas is located in the Southeastern United States. Nicknamed as “The Natural State,” it is the 29th largest state by area and the 33rd most populous state in the country. Little Rock is state capital and the largest city. There are 75 counties in Arkansas.

History of Arkansas

In the Woodland period, people of Mississippian culture (mound-building Native American civilization) inhabited the region. The Quapaw, Caddo, and Osage were among the indigenous nations that lived in the territory. The Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto the first European to set foot in 1541. Robert La Salle arrived in here in 1681 on his expedition to claim Mississippi River basin for France. Over the next centuries, there were notable conflicts between European settlers and Native American tribes.

In the year 1803, the United States acquired all of Arkansas's land in a transaction that is popularly referred to as the Louisiana Purchase. Arkansas joined hands with the Territory of Missouri in the year 1812. In June 1836, Arkansas became the 25th state in the US. It played a key role in the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War. The state is recognized today for being a leader in the production of cotton, soybeans, and rice.

Geography of Arkansas

The state comprises a total area of 53,179 square miles. It borders Louisiana to the south, Texas to the southwest, Missouri to the north, Mississippi and Tennessee to the east, and Oklahoma to the west. Its diverse geography ranges from the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains – which make up the Interior Highlands – to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands and to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River which forms the state's eastern boundary.

Mount Magazine in the Ouachita Mountains is the highest point in Arkansas at 2,753 feet (839 m). The lowest point of the state is Ouachita River located at 55 feet above sea level. The major rivers of the state are Arkansas River and Mississippi River and the major lakes are Lake Ouachita and Bull Shoals Lake. The land of Arkansas can be categorized into five main regions; Arkansas Valley, Ozark Plateau, Mississippi Alluvial Plain, Ouachita Mountains, and the West Gulf Coastal Plain. The highlands constitute northern & western part of the state whereas the lowlands comprise of eastern & southern portions.

Travel Destinations in Arkansas

Aptly nicknamed "The Natural State," Arkansas’ natural richness is one of a kind. The Clinton Presidential Center houses a library & museum and also hosts local events throughout the year. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art exhibits collections ranging from the Colonial era to contemporary period. Magic Springs and Crystal Falls entertains visitors of all ages with water-slides, roller coasters, and summer concerts. Old State House in Little Rock and Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs are among the iconic landmarks in the state.

Hot Springs National Park, Mount Magazine State Park, Mammoth Spring State Park, and Lake Dardanelle State Park offer plenty of outdoor recreational activities such as camping, hiking, and fishing. Garvan Woodland Gardens, Little Rock Zoo,Big Dam Bridge, Ozark Folk Center, and Museum of Discovery are some of the most popular attractions in Arkansas.

Transportation in Arkansas

  • Clinton National Airport (LIT) and Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) are the busiest commercial airports in Arkansas.
  • Amtrak's Texas Eagle train stops at Walnut Ridge, Little Rock, Malvern, Arkadelphia, and Texarkana stations.
  • Several main corridors, including Interstate 30 (I-30) and I-40, pass through the state.

Education in Arkansas

The state has two major university systems: Arkansas State University System and University of Arkansas System. Founded in 1834, University of the Ozarks is the oldest tertiary institution in the state. Harding University, John Brown University, and Hendrix College are some of the private institutions in Arkansas.

Facts about Arkansas

  • Crater of Diamonds – the only active diamond mine in the US – is located in Pike County.
  • In July 1962, multinational retail corporation Walmart opened its first store in Rogers, Arkansas.
  • The state has 18.8 million acres of forests, more than the area of Switzerland.


Map of Cities in Arkansas

Fayetteville city MapSpringdale city MapJonesboro city Map
North Little Rock city MapConway city MapRogers city Map
Pine Bluff city MapBentonville city MapBenton city Map
Texarkana city MapSherwood city MapJacksonville city Map

Map of Arkansas Counties

Arkansas county MapAshley county MapBaxter county Map
Benton county MapBoone county MapBradley county Map
Calhoun county MapCarroll county MapChicot county Map
Clark county MapClay county MapCleburne county Map

Last Updated on : March 2, 2017

The official flag of Arkansas consists of a red background which has an emblem of white diamond with a blue border. The blue border has 29 five pointed white stars and white diamond has "ARKANSAS" written on it and has 4 larger blue stars.
Official Name Arkansas
Area53,179 sq mi (137,733 km2)
CapitalLittle Rock
Largest CityLittle Rock
Official LanguagesEnglish ( Spoken : According to the 20062008 American Community Survey English 93.8%, Spanish 4.5%, Indo-European languages 0.7%, Asian language 0.8%, and 0.2% spoke other languages.
Time ZoneCentral: UTC 6/5
GovernorAsa Hutchinson
Lt. GovernorTim Griffin
U.S. SenatorJohn Boozman, Tom Cotton
AbbreviationAR, Ark US-AR
Joined the UnionJune 15, 1836 (25th)
NicknameThe Natural State
Highest PointMagazine Mountain
Lowest PointOuachita River
Official Websitehttp://www.arkansas.gov/

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