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Arkansas is a state located in the Southern region of the United States. Its name is of Siouan derivation, denoting the Quapaw Indians. See the fact file below for more information about Arkansas.
- Arkansas (ahr-kuhn-saw/ˈɑr kənˌsɔ/) is a state located in the southern region of the United States. Its name is of Siouan derivation, denoting the Quapaw Indians. The pronunciation “Ark-an-saw (following the French custom of not pronouncing the final ‘s’) was determined by the General Assembly in 1881. Its possessive form is Arkansas’s.
- Arkansas dominates in a wide variety of natural resources from rivers, springs and minerals. More than one million gallons of water flow daily from 47 springs at the base of Hot Springs Mountain in Hot Springs National Park. It leads the country’s production of bromine, bauxite and silica stone.
- Murfreesboro, Arkansas, is the home of the only diamond mine open to the public in the world (Crater of Diamonds State Park), tracing back to diamond discovery by John W. Huddleston, who found two diamonds in the soil on his farm.
- The white diamond on the red flag symbolizes the only place in North America where diamonds have been discovered and mined. The 25 white stars represent its rank when it entered the Union, the blue star on top means that the state was a member of the Confederate States during the Civil War and the three stars below the name represent the countries that ruled the land – Spain, France and the U.S.
- Arkansas has 17.2 million acres of forest land and is divided into three principal classifications: The loblolly, shortleaf pine of the West Gulf Coastal Plain and Ouachita Mountains; the mixed shortleaf hardwoods of the Ozark Mountains; and the bottomland hardwoods of the alluvial plains of eastern Arkansas.
- Due to its natural resources, the state focuses on industrial and agricultural production where its current production includes clothing, furniture, prepared foods, chemicals, aircraft components, communications equipment, boats and other machinery.
Became a State
June 15, 1836 26th)
southern United States
53,182 sq. miles (29th)
Little Rock, Forth Smith, Fayetteville, Springdale, Jonesboro, Mountain Home
poultry, eggs, soybeans, sorghum, cattle, cotton, rice, hogs, milk
averages 40 to 60 inches
Professional Sports Teams
no professional sports teams
Mississippi River, Arkansas River, St. Francis River
Most Famous Citizens
William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton (U.S. President)
Johnny Cash (singer)
Scott Joplin (musician/composer)
Douglas MacArthur (soldier-statesman)
Dizzy Dean (baseball player)
Bird – Mockingbird
Flower – Apple Blossom
Animal – White-tailed Deer
Tree – Pine
Insect – Honeybee
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Download includes the following worksheets:
- Alabama Facts
- It’s Ar-kuhn-saw!
- Arkansas Counties
- Arkansas State Products
- State Symbols
- State Anthem Part I
- State Anthem Part II
- Tourist Spots
- Silent Hattie
- Weird Laws
- Advertise Arkansas
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