Arkansas Facts

Arkansas Facts

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.

Capital
Little Rock

Became a State
June 15, 1836 26th)

Location
southern United States

Area
53,182 sq. miles (29th)

Population
2,673,400 (32nd)

Major Cities
Little Rock, Forth Smith, Fayetteville, Springdale, Jonesboro, Mountain Home

Products
poultry, eggs, soybeans, sorghum, cattle, cotton, rice, hogs, milk

Climate
humid subtropical

Yearly Precipitation
averages 40 to 60 inches

Professional Sports Teams
no professional sports teams

Major Waterways
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)

State Symbols
Bird – Mockingbird
Flower – Apple Blossom
Animal – White-tailed Deer
Tree – Pine
Insect – Honeybee