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Interesting Facts About Arkansas

by Vishul Malik

Where is Arkansas on the map ? Arkansas is located in the southern region of the United States. It shares its borders with Missouri in the east, Mississippi and Tennessee…

Where is Arkansas on the map ?

Arkansas is located in the southern region of the United States. It shares its borders with Missouri in the east, Mississippi and Tennessee in the east, Louisiana in the south, Texas in the southwest and Oklahoma in the west.

How did Arkansas get its name ?

Arkansas derives its name from the Quapaw word “akakaze,” meaning “land of downriver people.” It is also claimed that it is derived from the Sioux word “Akakaze,” meaning “people of the south wind”.

What is the capital of Arkansas ?

Little Rock is the capital of Arkansas. It is located near the geographic center of the state and gets its name from a small rock formation on the south bank of the Arkansas River.

How big is Arkansas ?

Arkansas is the 29th largest state in the United States. It has an estimated population of 2,915,918 and covers an area of 53,179 square miles.

Which is the largest city of Arkansas ?

The capital of the state, Little Rock, is the largest city of Arkansas. It covers an area of 116.8 square miles and has an estimated population of 193,524. It is the county seat of Pulaski County.

What is the nickname of Arkansas ?

During the 1970s, the official name of Arkansas was changed to “The Natural State”. It was formerly called “the Land of Opportunity”.

What is the official language of Arkansas ?

The official language of the state is English.

What is the religion of Arkansas ?

Arkansas is predominantly Protestant. The majority of the population is Christian, followed by non-religious groups, Jews, Muslims, and other religions.

Who is the political leader of Arkansas ?

Arkansas’s current Governor is the Mike Beebe, a Democrat. He was elected as the 45th governor of the state on November 7, 2006. The lieutenant governor is elected separately from the governor. Each officer’s term is for four years. Statewide elections are held after two years of presidential elections. Mike Darr, a Republican, is the current and the 15th Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas.

When did Arkansas achieve statehood ?

Arkansas became the 25th state of the American union on June 15, 1836. On May 6, 1861, the state seceded from the Union and was readmitted in June 1868. Before becoming a state, it was called the Territory of Arkansas. It was organized as a territory on July 4, 1819.

What are some of the famous places in Arkansas ?

Some of the notable places in the U.S. state of Arkansas are Arkansas Air Museum, Eureka Spring, Buffalo National River, Mammoth Spring State Park, Thorncrown Chapel, Hot Springs National Park, and Arkansas Post Museum.

What is the economy of Arkansas like ?

The gross state product of Arkansas in 2010 was $103 billion. In 2004, its per capita household income was $35,295. It ranks third in terms of channel Catfish aquaculture. Main agricultural outputs are poultry and eggs, soybeans, sorghum, cattle, cotton, rice, hogs, and milk. Major industrial outputs are food processing, electric equipment, fabricated metal products, machinery, paper products, bromine, and vanadium. According to Forbes, the state ranks 21st for The Best States for Business.

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