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Arkansas OutlineState Name: Arkansas
State Nickname: The Land of Opportunity
also known as The Natural State
State Capital: Little Rock
State Governor: Asa Hutchinson
State Abbreviation: Ark.
2 letter Postal Code: AR
Area: 53,102 square miles
Date Entered the Union: June 15, 1836
State #: 25
Borders: Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma
Arkansas flagFlag Meaning: The diamond located in the center of the flag is representative of Arkansas being the only state in the Union with a diamond mine. Twenty-five stars in a blue border shows that Arkansas was the 25th state to join the Union. The large blue star above the state's name commemorates the state as a member of the Confederacy during the Civil War. The three stars below the name stand for France, Spain, and the United States - the three countries that at one time Arkansas was a part of. They also indicate that Arkansas was the 3rd state created from the Louisiana Purchase. The flag was adopted in 1913.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 4
State Motto: Regnat populus (The people rule)
State Flower: Apple Blossom
State Bird: Mockingbird
State Song: "Arkansas"
State Tree: Pine
State Mammal: White-tailed deer
State Butterfly: Diana Fritillary
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Little Rock, Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Pine Bluff, Conway, Rogers, Hot Springs
Famous Residents:
- Maya Angelou author and poet
- Daisy Bates social reformer
- Glen Campbell singer
- Johnny Cash singer
- William Jefferson Clinton former president
- Dizzy Dean baseball player
- John Grisham author
- Tess Harper actress
- Alan Ladd actor
- Douglas MacArthur general
- Dick Powell actor
- Billy Bob Thornton actor
- Sam Walton founder of Wal-Mart
Attractions and Interesting Places to Visit: Ouachita and Ozark National Forests, Hot Springs National Park, Nation's only diamond mine - Diamond Mine, Calico Rock, Chalk Buff, Magnet Cove, Old Arsenal, Buffalo River, Devil's Den, Mount Nebo, Petit Jean, Lake Catherine
Agriculture: cotton, soybeans, rice, corn, livestock and poultry
Industries: manufacturing, agriculture
Natural Resources: petroleum, natural gas, aluminum ore, bauxite, diamonds, oil, novaculite, gas, coal, lumber

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