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State of Arkansas
Flag of Arkansas State seal of Arkansas
Flag of Arkansas Seal
Nickname(s): The Natural State (current),
The Land of Opportunity (former)
Motto(s): Regnat Populus (The People Rule)
Official language(s) English
Capital Little Rock
Largest city Little Rock
Largest metro area Little Rock Metropolitan Area
Area  Ranked 29th
 - Total 53,179 sq mi
(137,002 km²)
 - Width 239 miles (385 km)
 - Length 261 miles (420 km)
 - % water 2.09
 - Latitude 33° 00′ N to 36° 30′ N
 - Longitude 89° 39′ W to 94° 37′ W
Population  Ranked 32nd
 - Total 2,673,400
 - Density 51.34/sq mi 
19.82/km² (34th)
Elevation  
 - Highest point Mount Magazine[1]
2,753 ft  (840 m)
 - Mean 650 ft  (198 m)
 - Lowest point Ouachita River[1]
55 ft  (17 m)
Admission to Union  June 15, 1836 (25th)
Governor Mike Beebe (D)
U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln (D)
Mark Pryor (D)
Congressional Delegation List
Time zone Central: UTC-6/DST-5
Abbreviations AR Ark. US-AR
Web site www.arkansas.gov

Arkansas (IPA: /ˈɑɹkn̩ˌsɑː/) (are-can-saw) is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America. Arkansas shares a border with six states, with its eastern border largely defined by the Mississippi River. Its diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozarks and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River. The capital and most populous city is Little Rock, located in the central portion of the state. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Arkansas may refer to one of the following Arkansas, asouthern U.S. state. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Arkansas. ... Image File history File links State Seal of Arkansas File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The flag of Arkansas consists on a diamond on a red field, representing Arkansas diamond mines (Arkansas is the only state where diamonds are mined naturally). ... The Arkansas State Seal was adopted in 1864, and in its present form in 1907. ... This is a list of U.S. state nicknames -- both official and traditional (official state nicknames are in bold). ... Here is a list of state mottos for the states of the United States. ... Regnat populus (Latin The people rule) is a state motto of Arkansas. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_AR.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Arkansas ... // Although the United States currently has no official language, it is largely monolingual with English being the de facto national language. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Little Rock redirects here. ... Little Rock redirects here. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas. ... Map of Arkansas highlighting the Little Rock-North Little Rock metropolitan area. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... This is a complete list of the states of the United States ordered by total area, land area, and water area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A kilometer (Commonwealth spelling: kilometre), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... Map of states populations (2006) This is a list of states of the United States by population (with inhabited non-state jurisdictions included for comparison) as of July 1, 2006, according to the 2005 estimates of the United States Census Bureau. ... Map of states showing population density This is a list of the 50 U.S. states, ordered by population density. ... This is a list of United States states by elevation. ... Mount Magazine is the tallest mountain in the state of Arkansas and is the site of Arkansass newest state park. ... The order which the original 13 states ratified the constitution, then the order that the others were admitted to the union This is a list of U.S. states by date of statehood, that is, the date when each U.S. state joined the Union. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1836 (MDCCCXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... Michael Dale Beebe (born December 28, 1946) is the current Governor of Arkansas and a member of the Democratic Party. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Blanche Lambert Lincoln (born September 30, 1960) is a Democratic United States Senator from the State of Arkansas. ... Mark Lunsford Pryor (born January 10, 1963) is a politician in Arkansas. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... These are tables of congressional delegations from Arkansas to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... Map of U.S. time zones with new CST and EST areas displayed This is a list of United States of America States by time zone. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region in the Americas that keeps time by subtracting six hours from UTC (UTC-6). ... UTC redirects here. ... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... The following is a list of abbreviations used by the United States Postal Service. ... 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The name Arkansas is a French pronunciation of a Quapaw word meaning "land of downriver people". The pronunciation "arkansaw" was made official by an act of the state legislature in 1881. The Quapaw people are a tribe of Native Americans who historically resided on the west side of the Mississippi River in what is now the state of Arkansas. ...

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Geography

See also: List of Arkansas counties, List of cities in Arkansas, List of Arkansas townships, and List of Arkansas native plants

The Mississippi River forms most of Arkansas' eastern border, except in Clay and Greene counties where the St. Francis River forms the western boundary of the Missouri Bootheel, and in dozens of places where the current channel of the Mississippi has meandered from where it had last been legally specified.[2] Arkansas shares its southern border with Louisiana, its northern border with Missouri, its eastern border with Tennessee and Mississippi, and its western border with Texas and Oklahoma. List of 75 counties in the U.S. state of Arkansas: Arkansas County Ashley County Baxter County Benton County Boone County Bradley County Calhoun County Carroll County Chicot County Clark County Clay County Cleburne County Cleveland County Columbia County Conway County Craighead County Crawford County Crittenden County Cross County Dallas... This page is an alphabetical list of cities and towns in Arkansas. ... This List of Arkansas Townships is based on the U. S. Census (2000) list of places in Arkansas. ... Arkansas has many rare and fascinating plantlife. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... The Saint Francis River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in southeastern Missouri and northeastern Arkansas in the United States. ... This article is about the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Missouri; the term Bootheel is also used to refer to the southwestern part of Hidalgo County, New Mexico. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ...


Arkansas is a land of mountains and valleys, thick forests and fertile plains. Northwest Arkansas is part of the Ozark Plateau including the Boston Mountains, to the south are the Ouachita Mountains and these regions are divided by the Arkansas River; the southern and eastern parts of Arkansas are called the Lowlands. All of these mountains ranges are part of the U.S. Interior Highlands region, the only major mountainous region between the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains.[3][4] The highest point in the state is Magazine Mountain in the Ouachita Mountains; it rises to 2,753 feet above sea level. Ozark redirects here. ... Buffalo River from river trail overlook near Steel Creek in the Boston Mountains. ... Ouachita Mountains The Ouachita Mountains are a mountain range located in west central Arkansas and east central Oklahoma. ... The Arkansas River flows through Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. ... The Talimena Scenic Drive traverses the Ouachita Mountains in Oklahoma, part of the U.S. Interior Highlands region. ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ... The Appalachian Mountains are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America. ... Mount Magazine is the tallest mountain in the state of Arkansas and is the site of Arkansass newest state park. ... Ouachita Mountains The Ouachita Mountains are a mountain range located in west central Arkansas and east central Oklahoma. ...


The so-called Lowlands are better known by names of their two regions, the Delta and the Grand Prairie. The Arkansas Delta is a flat landscape of rich alluvial soils formed by repeated flooding of the adjacent Mississippi. Further away from the river, in the southeast portion of the state, the Grand Prairie consists of a more undulating landscape. Both are fertile agricultural areas. This article may be too technical for most readers to understand. ... Nile River delta, as seen from Earth orbit. ...


The Delta region is bisected by an unusual geological formation known as Crowley's Ridge. A narrow band of rolling hills, Crowley's Ridge rises from 250 to 500 feet above the surrounding alluvial plain and underlies many of the major towns of eastern Arkansas. Crowleys Ridge runs through the Mississippi embayment in this shaded-relief map. ...

Buffalo National River, one of many attractions that give the state's nickname The Natural State.

Arkansas is home to many caves, such as Blanchard Springs Caverns. It is also the first U.S. state in which diamonds were found[5] (near Murfreesboro). Image File history File links BuffaloRiver. ... Image File history File links BuffaloRiver. ... Location of the Buffalo River and Watershed. ... Arkansas, especially North-western Arkansas, is known for its many caves. ... Blanchard Springs Caverns is a cave system located in the Ozark National Forest in northern Arkansas. ... This article is about the mineral. ... Murfreesboro is a city located in Pike County, Arkansas. ...


Arkansas is home to many areas protected by the National Park System. These include: The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ...

The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail also runs through Arkansas. Arkansas Post National Memorial, located about 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Gillett, Arkansas, commemorates key events that occurred on site and in the vicinity: the first semi-permanent European settlement in the Lower Mississippi Valley (1686); an American Revolutionary War skirmish (1783); the first territorial capital of Arkansas (1819... Gillett is a city located in Arkansas County, Arkansas. ... Location of the Buffalo River and Watershed. ... At Fort Smith National Historic Site you can walk where soldiers drilled, pause along the Trail of Tears, and stand where justice was served. ... Established from Hot Springs Reservation, Hot Springs National Park is a United States National Park in central Arkansas adjacent to the city of Hot Springs. ... President Bill Clinton led celebrations of the 40th anniversary of desegregation at Little Rock Central High School. ... Pea Ridge National Military Park a unit of the National Park Service. ... For the Norwegian musical group, see Trail of Tears (band). ...


Climate

Arkansas generally has a humid subtropical climate, which borders on humid continental in some northern highland areas. While not bordering the Gulf of Mexico, Arkansas is still close enough to this warm, large body of water for it to be the main weather influence in the state. Generally, Arkansas has very hot, humid summers and mild, slightly drier winters. In Little Rock, the daily high temperatures average around 90 °F (32 °C) in the summer and close to 50 °F (10 °C) in winter. Annual precipitation throughout the state averages between about 40 and 60 inches (1,000 to 1,500 mm); somewhat wetter in the south and drier in the northern part of the state.[6] Snowfall is not uncommon, but certainly not excessive in most years as the average snowfall is around 5 inches (13 cm).[7] The humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) is a climate zone characterized by hot, humid summers and chilly to mild winters. ... The humid continental climate is a climate found over large areas of land masses in the temperate regions of the mid-latitudes where there is a zone of conflict between polar and tropical air masses. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ...


Despite its subtropical climate, Arkansas is known for occasional extreme weather. Between both the Great Plains and the Gulf States, Arkansas receives around 60 days of thunderstorms. As a part of Tornado Alley, tornadoes are not an uncommon occurrence in Arkansas, and a few of the most destructive tornadoes in U.S. history have struck the state. While being sufficiently away from the coast to be safe from a direct hit from a hurricane, Arkansas can often get the remnants of a tropical system which dumps tremendous amounts of rain in a short time and often spawns smaller tornadoes. For other uses, see Great Plains (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that Arab states of the Persian Gulf be merged into this article or section. ... An outline of Significant Tornado Alley in the United States, where the highest percentage of violent tornadoes occur Tornado Alley is a colloquial term most often used in reference to the area of the United States in which tornadoes are most frequent. ... Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004 Hurricane and Typhoon redirect here. ...

Monthly Normal High and Low Temperatures For Various Arkansas Cities
City Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fort Smith 48/28 55/33 64/41 73/49 80/59 88/67 93/71 93/70 85/63 75/50 61/40 51/31
Little Rock 50/31 56/35 64/43 73/50 81/59 89/68 93/72 92/70 85/64 75/52 62/42 52/34
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History

See main article History of Arkansas.

The first European to reach Arkansas was the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto at the end of the 16th century. Arkansas is one of several U.S. states formed from the territory purchased from Napoleon Bonaparte in the Louisiana Purchase. The early Spanish or French explorers of the state gave it its name, which is probably a phonetic spelling for the Illinois word for the Quapaw people, who lived downriver from them [8]. Other Native American nations that lived in Arkansas prior to westward movement were the Quapaw, Caddo, and Osage nations. While moving westward, the Five Civilized Tribes inhabited Arkansas during its territorial period. Arkansas was the 25th state admitted to the United States. ... For the Peruvian economist, see Hernando de Soto (economist). ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states which have membership of the federation known as the United States of America (USA or U.S.). The separate state governments and the U.S. federal government share sovereignty. ... Bonaparte as general Napoleon Bonaparte ( 15 August 1769 &#8211; 5 May 1821) was a general of the French Revolution and was the ruler of France as First Consul (Premier Consul) of the French Republic from November 11, 1799 to May 18, 1804, then as Emperor of the French (Empereur des... For the musical, see Louisiana Purchase (musical) and Louisiana Purchase (film). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Miami language. ... The Quapaw people are a tribe of Native Americans who historically resided on the west side of the Mississippi River in what is now the state of Arkansas. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... |- Link title |}]]]]</nowiki> and Caddo, Oklahoma. ... The Osage are American Indian People of the central Midwest. ... The Five Civilized Tribes is the term applied to five Native American nations, the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole, considered civilized by white Anais because they had adopted many of the colonists customs (including the ownership of plantations and black slaves) and had generally good relations with their neighbors. ...


The Territory of Arkansaw[9] was organized on July 4, 1819, and on June 15, 1836, the State of Arkansas was admitted to the Union as the 25th state and the 13th slave state. Map of Arkansas Territory. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... The free and slave states as of 1861, with free states in blue and slave states in red. ...


Arkansas played a key role in aiding Texas in its war for independence with Mexico, sending troops and materials to Texas to help fight the war. The proximity of the city of Washington to the Texas border involved the town in the Texas Revolution of 1835-36. Some evidence suggests Sam Houston and his compatriots planned the revolt in a tavern at Washington in 1834.[10] When the fighting began a stream of volunteers from Arkansas and the eastern states flowed through the town toward the Texas battle fields. Washington is a city located in Hempstead County, Arkansas. ... Combatants Texas Mexico Commanders Stephen F. Austin Sam Houston Antonio López de Santa Anna Martin Perfecto de Cos Strength c. ... Samuel Houston (March 2, 1793–July 26, 1863) was a 19th century American statesman, politician and soldier. ...


When the Mexican-American War began in 1846, Washington became a rendezvous for volunteer troops. Governor Thomas S. Drew issued a proclamation calling on the state to furnish one regiment of cavalry and one battalion of infantry to join the United States Army. Ten companies of men assembled here where they were formed into the first Regiment of Arkansas Cavalry. Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Mariano Arista Pedro de Ampudia José Mariá Flores Strength 78,790 soldiers 25,000–40,000 soldiers Casualties KIA: 1733 Total dead: 13,271 Wounded: 4,152 AWOL: 9,200+ 25,000...


Arkansas refused to join the Confederate States of America until after United States President Abraham Lincoln called for troops to respond to the attack on Fort Sumter, South Carolina, by Confederate forces. The State of Arkansas seceded from the Union on May 6, 1861. While not often cited in history, the state was the scene of numerous small-scale battles during the American Civil War. Arkansans of note during the Civil War include Confederate Major General Patrick Cleburne. Considered by many to be one of the most brilliant Confederate division commanders of the war, Cleburne is often referred to as The Stonewall of the West. Also of note is Major General Thomas C. Hindman. A former United States Representative, Hindman commanded Confederate forces at the Battle of Cane Hill and Battle of Prairie Grove. Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (from April 3, 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Religion... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... Fort Sumter, a Third System masonry coastal fortification located in Charleston harbor, South Carolina, was named after General Thomas Sumter. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Patrick Cleburne Patrick Ronayne Cleburne (March 16 or 17, 1828 – November 30, 1864) was a major general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, killed at the Battle of Franklin. ... Thomas Carmichael Hindman (28 January 1828 - 27 September 1868) was a United States Representative from the 1st Congressional District of Arkansas and a Major General in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. ... Battle of Cane Hill Conflict American Civil War Date November 28, 1862 Place Washington County, Arkansas Result Confederate tactical victory At the Battle of Cane Hill, Arkansas on November 28, 1862 Union troops under General John Blunt drive Confederates under General John Marmaduke back into the Boston Mountains in northwestern... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders James G. Blunt Francis J. Herron Thomas C. Hindman Strength Army of the Frontier 9,216 men on the battlefield First Corps, Trans-Mississippi Army 11,059 men on the battlefield Casualties 1,251 1,317 The Battle of Prairie...


Under the Military Reconstruction Act, Congress readmitted Arkansas in June 1868. For other uses, see Reconstruction (disambiguation). ...


In 1874, the Brooks-Baxter War shook Little Rock and the state governorship which was finally settled when Grant ordered that Joseph Brooks disperse his militant supporters[11]. Combatants Republican Party nicknamed The Minstrels mostly Northerners at first loyal to Powell Clayton, later Democrats Liberal Republican Party nicknamed The Brindle Tails initially supported by state militia, later mostly African American volunteers Commanders Elisha Baxter Joseph Brooks Robert F. Catterson (Arkansas state militia) Strength more than 2,000 approximately...


In 1881, the Arkansas state legislature enacted a bill that adopted an official pronunciation, to combat a controversy then raging around the proper pronunciation of the state's name. (See Law and Government below).


In 1905-1911, Arkansas began to receive a small migration of German, Slovak, and Irish immigrants. The German and Slovak peoples settled in eastern part of the state, known as the Prairie, and the Irish found small communities in the southeast part of the state. The German and Slovak's that settled the areas were all Roman Catholic families. The Irish were usually protestant of only one or two persons of a certain family from Ulster, Ireland. For other uses, see Prairie (disambiguation). ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... This article is about the nine-county Irish province. ...


After the case Brown v. Topeka Board of Education in 1957, the Little Rock Nine incident again brought Arkansas to national attention when the Federal government was forced to again interfere in the Arkansan capital. Orval Faubus, governor at the time, sent the Arkansas National Guard to aid segregationists in preventing nine African-American students from enrolling at Little Rock's Central High School. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, after attempting to contact Orval Faubus 3 times, sent 1000 paratroops to escort the African-American students on September 25, 1957. This incident eventually led to the closing of Little Rock high schools for the rest of the school year. The Little Rock high schools were completely integrated by the fall of 1959.[12] George E.C. Hayes, Thurgood Marshall, and James Nabrit, congratulating each other, following Supreme Court decision declaring segregation unconstitutional Brown v. ... Bottom row, left to right: Thelma Mothershed, Minnijean Brown, Elizabeth Eckford, Gloria Ray; Top row, left to right: Jefferson Thomas, Melba Pattillo, Terrence Roberts, Carlotta Walls, Daisy Bates (NAACP President), Ernest Green The Little Rock Nine were a group of African-American students who enrolled in Little Rock Central High... Orval Eugene Faubus (7 January 1910 – 14 December 1994) was a six-term Democratic Governor of Arkansas, having served from 1955-1967. ... It has been suggested that National Guard Bureau be merged into this article or section. ... Dwight David Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American General and politician, who served as the thirty-fourth President of the United States (1953–1961). ... is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ...


Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, was born in Hope, Arkansas. Before his presidency, Clinton served nearly twelve years as the 50th and 52nd Governor of Arkansas. William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Hope is a small city located in Hempstead County, Arkansas. ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1810 1,062
1820 14,273 1244.0%
1830 30,388 112.9%
1840 97,574 221.1%
1850 209,897 115.1%
1860 435,450 107.5%
1870 484,471 11.3%
1880 802,525 65.6%
1890 1,128,211 40.6%
1900 1,311,564 16.3%
1910 1,574,449 20.0%
1920 1,752,204 11.3%
1930 1,854,482 5.8%
1940 1,949,387 5.1%
1950 1,909,511 -2.0%
1960 1,786,272 -6.5%
1970 1,923,295 7.7%
1980 2,286,435 18.9%
1990 2,350,725 2.8%
2000 2,673,400 13.7%
Est. 2006 2,810,872 5.1%

As of 2006, Arkansas has an estimated population of 2,810,872,[13] which is an increase of 29,154, or 1.1%, from the prior year and an increase of 105,756, or 4.0%, since the year 2000. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 52,214 people (that is 198,800 births minus 146,586 deaths) and an increase due to net migration of 57,611 people into the state. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 21,947 people, and migration within the country produced a net increase of 35,664 people. It is estimated that about 48.8% is male, and 51.2% is female. From 2000 through 2006 Arkansas has had a population growth of 5.1% or 137,472 http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/05000.html. The United States Census of 1810 was the third Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1820 was the fourth Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1830 was the fifth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Sixth Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 17,069,453 — an increase of 32. ... The Seventh Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 23,191,876 — an increase of 35. ... The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


The center of population of Arkansas is located in the far northeast corner of Perry County [14]. Center of population is a subject of study in the field of demographics. ... Perry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ...

Demographics of Arkansas (csv)
By race White Black AIAN Asian NHPI
AIAN is American Indian or Alaskan Native   -   NHPI is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
2000 (total population) 82.65% 16.02% 1.39% 0.96% 0.12%
2000 (Hispanic only) 3.04% 0.14% 0.08% 0.03% 0.02%
2005 (total population) 82.43% 16.09% 1.40% 1.18% 0.13%
2005 (Hispanic only) 4.43% 0.19% 0.10% 0.04% 0.02%
Growth 2000-2005 (total population) 3.68% 4.42% 4.94% 28.03% 14.80%
Growth 2000-2005 (non-Hispanic only) 1.85% 4.08% 3.36% 27.99% 14.48%
Growth 2000-2005 (Hispanic only) 51.65% 43.64% 30.22% 28.97% 16.86%

The five largest ancestry groups in the state are: American (15.9%), African American (15.7%), Irish (9.5%), German (9.3%), English (7.9%). It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ...


People of European ancestry have a strong presence in the northwestern Ozarks and the central part of the state. African Americans live mainly in the fertile southern and eastern parts of the state. Arkansans of Irish, English and German ancestry are mostly found in the far northwestern Ozarks near the Missouri border.


As of 2000, 95.07% of Arkansas residents age 5 and older speak English at home and 3.31% speak Spanish. German is the third most spoken language at 0.299%, followed by French at 0.291% and Vietnamese at 0.13% [15]. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Religion

Arkansas, like most other Southern states, is part of the Bible Belt and is overwhelmingly Protestant. The religious affiliations of the people are as follows:[16] The approximate extent of the Bible Belt, indicated in red The Bible Belt is an informal term for an area of the United States of America in which socially conservative Christian Evangelical Protestantism is a dominant part of the culture. ...

Arkansas Population Density Map
Arkansas Population Density Map

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Economy

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The state's gross domestic product for 2005 was $87 billion. Its per capita household median income (in current dollars) for 2006 was $35,295, according to the U.S. Census Bureau [17]. The state's agriculture outputs are poultry and eggs, soybeans, sorghum, cattle, cotton, rice, hogs, and milk. Its industrial outputs are food processing, electric equipment, fabricated metal products, machinery, paper products, bromine, and vanadium. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In recent years, automobile parts manufacturers have opened factories in eastern Arkansas to support auto plants in other states. Additionally, the city of Conway is the site of a school bus factory. “Car” and “Cars” redirect here. ... Conway is the largest city and county seat of Faulkner CountyGR6, Arkansas. ...


Tourism is also very important to the Arkansas economy; the official state nickname "The Natural State" was originally created (as "Arkansas Is A Natural") for state tourism advertising in the 1970s, and is still regularly used to this day.


According to Forbes.com or http://www.forbes.com/2007/07/10/washington-virginia-utah-biz-cz_kb_0711bizstates-table.html


Arkansas currently ranks 21st for The Best States for Business, 9th for Business Cost, 40th for Labor, 22nd for Regulatory Environment, 17th for Economic Climate, 9th for Growth Prospects, 34th in Gross Domestic Product, and positive economic change of 3.8% or ranked 22nd.


Taxation

A map of Arkansas with county boundaries drawn
A map of Arkansas with county boundaries drawn

Arkansas imposes a state income tax with six brackets, ranging from 1.0% to 7.0%. The first $9,000 of military pay of enlisted personnel is exempt from Arkansas tax; officers do not have to pay state income tax on the first $6,000 of their military pay. Retirees pay no tax on Social Security, or on the first $6,000 in gain on their pensions (in addition to recovery of cost basis). Residents of Texarkana, Arkansas are exempt from Arkansas income tax; wages and business income earned there by residents of Texarkana, Texas are also exempt. Arkansas's gross receipts (sales) tax and compensating (use) tax rate is currently 6%. The state has also mandated that various services be subject to sales tax collection. They include wrecker and towing services; dry cleaning and laundry; body piercing, tattooing and electrolysis; pest control; security and alarm monitoring; self-storage facilities; boat storage and docking; and pet grooming and kennel services. Image File history File links Map_of_Arkansas. ... Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Banking   Regulation        An income tax is a tax levied on the financial income... Social Security, in the United States, currently refers to the Federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program. ... Cost basis, or basis as used in United States tax law, is the original cost of property adjusted for factors such as depreciation. ... The famous post office on state line in Texarkana TX/AR Texarkana is a city located in Miller County, ArkansasGR6, and is its county seat. ... Water tower in Texarkana. ... A sales tax is a consumption tax charged at the point of purchase for certain goods and services. ... Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Part of the Taxation series        A use tax is a type of excise tax levied in the United States. ...


In addition to the state sales tax, there are more than 300 local taxes in Arkansas. Cities and counties have the authority to enact additional local sales and use taxes if they are passed by the voters in their area. These local taxes have a ceiling or cap; they cannot exceed $25 for each 1% of tax assessed. These additional taxes are collected by the state, which distributes the money back to the local jurisdictions monthly. Low-income taxpayers with a total annual household income of less than $12,000 are permitted a sales tax exemption for electricity usage. A tax exemption is an exemption to the tax law of a state or nation in which part of the taxes that would normally be collected from an individual or an organization are instead foregone. ... Electricity (from New Latin Ä“lectricus, amberlike) is a general term for a variety of phenomena resulting from the presence and flow of electric charge. ...


Sales of alcoholic beverages account for added taxes. A 10% supplemental mixed drink tax is imposed on the sale of alcoholic beverages (excluding beer) at restaurants. A 4% tax is due on the sale of all mixed drinks (except beer and wine) sold for "on-premises" consumption. And a 3% tax is due on beer sold for off-premises consumption. Alcoholic beverages An alcoholic beverage is a drink containing ethanol, commonly known as alcohol, although in chemistry the definition of alcohol includes many other compounds. ... For other uses, see Beer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ... In scuba diving, the word cocktail also means a hazard with diving with some rebreathers: it means a caustic solution resulting from water reaching and dissolving the absorbent. ... For other uses, see Wine (disambiguation). ...


Property taxes are assessed on real and personal property; only 20% of the value is used as the tax base. Property tax, millage tax is an ad valorem tax that an owner of real estate or other property pays on the value of the property being taxed. ...


Transportation

Arkansas welcome sign on Interstate 40
Arkansas welcome sign on Interstate 40

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Highways

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Airports

Little Rock National Airport (Adams Field) and Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Highfill in Benton County are Arkansas's main air terminals. Limited passenger service is available at smaller airports in Fort Smith, Texarkana, Pine Bluff, Harrison, Ozark Regional Airport Mountain Home, Hot Springs, El Dorado and Jonesboro. Many air travelers in eastern Arkansas use Memphis International Airport. Little Rock National Airport (IATA: LIT, ICAO: KLIT), officially designated Adams Field, is located 2 miles (3 km) east of the central business district (CBD) of Little Rock, a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA. It is Arkansas largest commercial service airport, serving more than 2. ... Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (IATA: XNA, ICAO: KXNA) is an airport located in Highfill, Arkansas, near Bentonville, Rogers, Fayetteville, Springdale, and Siloam Springs, Arkansas. ... Highfill is a town located in Benton County, Arkansas. ... Benton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... Fort Smith Regional Airport (IATA: FSM, ICAO: KFSM) is an airport located in southeastern Fort Smith, Arkansas. ... Texarkana Regional Airport (IATA: TXK, ICAO: KTXK), also known as Webb Field, is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) northeast of the city of Texarkana in Miller County, Arkansas, USA. The airport has 2 runways and 1 helipad. ... Coordinates: , Country State County Jefferson Founded 1832 Incorporated 1839 Government  - Mayor Carl Redus Area  - City  46. ... Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. ... Ozark Regional Airport (IATA: WMH, ICAO: KBPK, FAA LID: BPK), formerly known as Baxter County Regional Airport, is a public airport located four miles (6 km) northwest of the central business district of Mountain Home, a city in Baxter County, Arkansas, USA. This general aviation airport covers 314 acres and... Sign from the city limits. ... El Dorado (pronounced to rhyme with tornado (IPA: [εl doˈreɪdoÊŠ] or [εl dəˈreɪdÉ™])) is a city in Union County, Arkansas, USA. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 20,467. ... Craighead County Veterans Memorial in downtown Jonesboro. ... Memphis International Airport (IATA: MEM, ICAO: KMEM) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) south of the city of Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee, USA. Northwest Airlines operates its third-largest passenger hub in Memphis, with routes to a number of destinations in North America, as well as...


Rail

Amtrak's Texas Eagle makes several stops in Arkansas daily on its run from Chicago to San Antonio and Los Angeles. The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... The Texas Eagle is a 1306-mile (2102 km) passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the central and western United States. ...


Law and government

The current Governor of Arkansas is Mike Beebe, a Democrat. He was elected on November 7, 2006. This is a list of governors of Arkansas. ... Michael Dale Beebe (born December 28, 1946) is the current Governor of Arkansas and a member of the Democratic Party. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Both of Arkansas's U.S. Senators are Democrats: Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor. The state has four seats in U.S. House of Representatives. Three seats are held by Democrats—Marion Berry (map), Vic Snyder (map), and Mike Ross (map). The state's lone Republican congressman is John Boozman (map). Blanche Lambert Lincoln (born September 30, 1960) is a Democratic United States Senator from the State of Arkansas. ... Mark Lunsford Pryor (born January 10, 1963) is a politician in Arkansas. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Marion Berry Robert Marion Berry (born August 27, 1942), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1997, representing the 1st District of Arkansas (map). ... Victor F. Snyder (born September 27, 1947) is the Democratic United States Congressman from the 2nd Congressional District of Arkansas (map). ... Michael Avery Ross (born September 1, 1961), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 2001, representing the 4th District of Arkansas. ... John Boozman (born December 10, 1950), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2001, representing the 3rd District of Arkansas. ...

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic
2004 54.31% 572,898 44.55% 469,953
2000 51.31% 472,940 45.86% 422,768
1996 36.80% 325,416 53.74% 475,171
1992 35.48% 337,324 53.21% 505,823
1988 56.37% 466,578 42.19% 349,237
1984 60.47% 534,774 38.29% 338,646
1980 48.13% 403,164 47.52% 398,041
1976 34.93% 268,753 64.94% 499,614
1972 68.82% 445,751 30.71% 198,899
1968* 31.01% 189,062 30.33% 184,901
1964 43.41% 243,264 56.06% 314,197
1960 43.06% 184,508 50.19% 215,049
*State won by George Wallace
of the American Independent Party,
at 38.65%, or 235,627 votes

The Democratic Party holds super-majority status in the Arkansas General Assembly. A majority of local and statewide offices are also held by Democrats. This is rare in the modern South, where a majority of statewide offices are held by Republicans. Arkansas had the distinction in 1992 of being the only state in the country to give the majority of its vote to a single candidate in the presidential election—native son Bill Clinton—while every other state's electoral votes were won by pluralities of the vote among the three candidates. In 2004, George W. Bush won the state of Arkansas by 9 points, leading some to speculate that the state was shifting toward the Republicans. In 2006, however, Democrats were elected to all statewide offices by the voters in a Democratic sweep that included the Arkansas Democratic Party regaining the governorship. GOP redirects here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Presidential election results map. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... The election was held on November 8, 1988. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... George Corley Wallace, Jr. ... The American Independent Party is a California political party. ... A supermajority or a qualified majority is a requirement for a proposal to gain a specified level or type of support which exceeds a simple majority in order to have effect. ... The Arkansas General Assembly is the legislative branch of the Arkansas government. ... Historic Southern United States. ... Look up native in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Son (disambiguation). ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


Most Republican strength lies mainly in northwest Arkansas in the areas around Fort Smith and Bentonville, and especially in North Central Arkansas around the Mountain Home area where voters have often voted 90 percent Republican. The rest of the state is strongly Democratic, especially Little Rock and the areas along the Mississippi River. Arkansas has only elected one Republican to the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction, Tim Hutchinson, who was defeated after one term by Mark Pryor. The General Assembly has not been controlled by the Republican Party since Reconstruction and is the fourth most heavily Democratic Legislature in the country, after Massachusetts, Hawaii, and Connecticut. Arkansas is also the only state among the states of the former Confederacy that sends two Democrats to the U.S. Senate and the overwhelming majority of registered voters in the state are Democrats. The state is socially conservative – its voters passed a ban on gay marriage with 74% voting yes, the Arkansas Constitution protects right to work, and the state is one of a handful that has legislation on its books banning abortion in the event Roe vs. Wade is ever overturned. The Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is a four-county area including three Arkansas counties and one Missouri county, and anchored by the Arkansas cities of Fayetteville, Springdale, and Rogers — the states third, fourth and ninth largest cities, respectively. ... Fort Smith is a city situated at the junction of the Arkansas and Poteau rivers. ... Sam Waltons original Waltons Five and Dime, now the Wal-Mart Visitors Center, in the center of Bentonville Monument in homage to James H. Berry, the Confederacy, and the Southern Soldier, called by many Feddy, located in the town square of Bentonville, facing the Wal-Mart Visitor... Baxter County Courthouse Mountain Home is a city located in Baxter County, Arkansas, a wet county, and is the county seat. ... Little Rock redirects here. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... For other uses, see Reconstruction (disambiguation). ... Timothy Hutchinson (born August 11, 1949) is a politician from the state of Arkansas. ... Mark Lunsford Pryor (born January 10, 1963) is a politician in Arkansas. ... The Massachusetts General Court is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Hawaii Governor Benjamin J. Cayetano speaks before a special session of the legislature on January 24, 2000. ... The Connecticut General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (from April 3, 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Religion... Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ... The Arkansas Constitution is the governing document of the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... ... Holding Texas laws criminalizing abortion violated womens Fourteenth Amendment right to choose whether or not to continue a pregnancy. ...


In Arkansas, the lieutenant governor is elected separately from the governor and thus can be from a different political party.


Each officer's term is four years long. Office holders are term-limited to two full terms plus any partial terms prior to the first full term. Arkansas gubernatorial terms became four years with the 1986 general election; before this, the terms were two years long. A term limit is a provision of a constitution, statute, or bylaw which limits the number of terms a person may serve in a particular elected office. ...


Some of Arkansas's counties have two county seats, as opposed to the usual one seat. The arrangement dates back to when travel was extremely difficult in the state. The seats are usually on opposite sides of the county. Though travel is no longer the difficulty it once was, there are few efforts to eliminate the two seat arrangement where it exists, since the county seat is a source of pride (and jobs) to the city involved. United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ...


Arkansas is the only state to specify the pronunciation of its name by law.[9] This is in response to residents of Kansas who used to pronounce the state's name as ar-KANSAS. This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Article 19 (Miscellaneous Provisions), Item 1 in the Arkansas Constitution is entitled "Atheists disqualified from holding office or testifying as witness," and states that "No person who denies the being of a God shall hold any office in the civil departments of this State, nor be competent to testify as a witness in any Court," despite unanimous decision by the United States Supreme Court in Torcaso v. Watkins (1961) that a similar requirement in Maryland violated protections under First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution. The Arkansas Constitution is the governing document of the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... Holding Government cannot require a religious test for public office. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... “First Amendment” redirects here. ... Amendment XIV in the National Archives The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (Amendment XIV) is one of the post-Civil War amendments (known as the Reconstruction Amendments), first intended to secure rights for former slaves. ...

See also: List of Arkansas Governors and United States presidential election, 2004

This is a list of governors of Arkansas. ... The United States presidential election of 2004 was held on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, 2004. ...

Metropolitan areas

The Little Rock-North Little Rock-Pine Bluff Combined Statistical Area had 829,032 people in the 2006 census estimates and is the largest in Arkansas. Map of Arkansas highlighting the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Pine Bluff combined statistical area. ...


The Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers metropolitan area is increasingly important to the state and its economy. The US Census estimated the population of the MSA to be 420,876 in 2006, up from 347,045 in 2000, making it the sixth fastest growing region in the nation[3]. It is home to the corporate headquarters of Fortune 1000 companies Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods, and J.B. Hunt, as well as representatives of numerous vendors drawn by Wal-Mart. It is also home to the University of Arkansas and the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport. The Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is a four-county area including three Arkansas counties and one Missouri county. ... Fortune 1000 is a reference to a list maintained by the American business magazine Fortune. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Tyson Foods, Inc. ... J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. ... The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (IATA: XNA, ICAO: KXNA) is an airport located in Highfill, Arkansas, near Bentonville, Rogers, Fayetteville, Springdale, and Siloam Springs, Arkansas. ...


See also Arkansas Metropolitan Areas. Arkansas has significant populations in seven metropolitan areas (MSAs) defined by the United States Census Bureau, some shared with a neighboring state. ...


Top 15 Largest Cities in Arkansas


1. Little Rock 184,422 Central Arkansas


2. Fort Smith 83,461 Northwest Arkansas


3. Fayetteville 67,158 Northwest Arkansas


4. Springdale 60,096 Northwest Arkansas


5. Jonesboro 59,358 Northeast Arkansas


6. North Little Rock 58,833 Central Arkansas


7. Pine Bluff 52,693 Southeast Arkansas


8. Conway 52,430 Central Arkansas


9. Rogers 48,666 Northwest Arkansas


10.Hot Springs 37,847 Southwest Arkansas


11.Jacksonville 30,367 Central Arkansas


12.Texarkana 30,006 Southwest Arkansas


13.Bentonville 29,538 Northwest Arkansas


14.West Memphis 28,181 Northeast Arkansas


15.Benton 27,700 Central Arkansas


Important cities and towns

Names in bold have populations greater than 20,000.

Alma is a town located in Crawford County in western Arkansas. ... Arkadelphia is a city located in Clark County, Arkansas. ... Batesville is a city in Independence County, Arkansas, 114 miles (183 km) north by east of Little Rock, the State capital. ... Bella Vista is a census-designated place located in Benton County, Arkansas. ... Benton is the largest city and county seat of Saline CountyGR6, Arkansas, United States. ... Sam Waltons original Waltons Five and Dime, now the Wal-Mart Visitors Center, in the center of Bentonville Monument in homage to James H. Berry, the Confederacy, and the Southern Soldier, called by many Feddy, located in the town square of Bentonville, facing the Wal-Mart Visitor... Blytheville is a city located in Mississippi County, Arkansas. ... View of Boonevilles intersection of Main Street and Broadway during the turn of the 20th century. ... Bryant is a city in Saline County, Arkansas, United States. ... Cabot is the largest city in Lonoke County, Arkansas, United States. ... Camden is a city located in Ouachita County, Arkansas. ... Conway is the largest city and county seat of Faulkner CountyGR6, Arkansas. ... El Dorado (pronounced to rhyme with tornado (IPA: [εl doˈreɪdoÊŠ] or [εl dəˈreɪdÉ™])) is a city in Union County, Arkansas, USA. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 20,467. ... Eureka Springs is a town located in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas, USA. The entire town of Eureka Springs is on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Arkansas. ... Fayetteville is a college town in Washington County, Arkansas, USA and home to the University of Arkansas. ... Forrest City is a city located in St. ... Fort Smith is a city situated at the junction of the Arkansas and Poteau rivers. ... Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. ... Helena-West Helena is the county seat and largest city within Phillips County, Arkansas. ... Hope is a small city located in Hempstead County, Arkansas. ... Sign from the city limits. ... Jacksonville is a city located in Pulaski County, Arkansas. ... Craighead County Veterans Memorial in downtown Jonesboro. ... Little Rock redirects here. ... Lonoke is a city located in Lonoke County, Arkansas. ... Magnolia is a city in Columbia County, Arkansas, United States. ... Marion is a city located in Crittenden County, Arkansas. ... Marked Tree is a city located in Poinsett County, Arkansas. ... Maumelle is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States. ... Monticello is a city located in Drew County, Arkansas. ... Baxter County Courthouse Mountain Home is a city located in Baxter County, Arkansas, a wet county, and is the county seat. ... Mountain View is the county seat and largest city in Stone County, Arkansas. ... Natural Steps (population 127 at 2000 census). ... Newport is a city in Jackson County, Arkansas, 84 miles (135 km) northeast of Little Rock, on the White River. ... North Little Rock is a city located in central Arkansas across the Arkansas River from Little Rock in Pulaski County. ... Osceola is a city located in Mississippi County, Arkansas. ... Paragould is a city in Greene County, Arkansas, United States. ... Coordinates: , Country State County Jefferson Founded 1832 Incorporated 1839 Government  - Mayor Carl Redus Area  - City  46. ... Pocahontas is a city located in Randolph County, Arkansas, along the Black River. ... For the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Area see Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers metropolitan area Rogers is a suburban city in Benton County, Arkansas, United States. ... Russellville is a city in Pope County, Arkansas, United States. ... Searcy (local pronunciation: SUR see) is the largest city and county seatGR6 of White County, Arkansas, United States. ... Sherwood is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States. ... Siloam Springs is a city located in Benton County, Arkansas. ... Springdale is a city in Washington and Benton counties in Arkansas. ... Location of Stuttgart in Arkansas. ... The famous post office on state line in Texarkana TX/AR Texarkana is a city located in Miller County, ArkansasGR6, and is its county seat. ... Van Buren, Arkansas (IPA: ) is the second largest city in the Fort Smith metropolitan area and the county seatGR6 of Crawford County, Arkansas. ... Walnut Ridge is a city in Lawrence County, Arkansas in the United States. ... Warren is a city located in Bradley County, Arkansas. ... Location of West Memphis, Arkansas Coordinates: , Country State County Crittenden Government  - Mayor William H. Johnson Area  - City  26. ... Wynne is the county seat and largest city of Cross County, Arkansas, United States. ...

Education

Public school districts

List of school districts in Arkansas Alphabetical listing A Acorn Public Schools Alma School District Alread Public Schools Althemier-Unified School District Altus-Denning School District Arkadelphia Public Schools Ashdown Public Schools Atkins School District Augusta Public Schools B Bald Knob Schools Batesville School District Bauxite Public Schools Bay School...

Centers of research

The National Center for Toxicological Research is the branch of the United States Food and Drug Administration which conducts research to define biological mechanisms of action underlying the toxicity of products regulated by the FDA. Category: ...

Colleges and universities

UAMS is the flagship health education institution of the state.
UAMS is the flagship health education institution of the state.

Arkansas State University Dean B. Ellis Library. ... Arkansas State University Dean B. Ellis Library. ... Arkansas State University student union, Jonesboro, Arkansas Arkansas State University (A-State) or (ASU) is a public university and is the flagship campus of the Arkansas State University System, the states second largest college system. ... Arkansas Baptist College (ABC) is a historically black college (HBCU) located in Little Rock, Arkansas. ... The Arkansas State University System is a collection of ten campuses located across northeast and central Arkansas, USA. The system offices are located on the main campus in Jonesboro, Arkansas. ... Arkansas State University student union, Jonesboro, Arkansas Arkansas State University (A-State) or (ASU) is a public university and is the flagship campus of the Arkansas State University System, the states second largest college system. ... Arkansas State University at Mountain Home is a two year college located in Mountain Home, Arkansas. ... As Arkansas Tech University approaches its centennial celebration, a new generation of the Tech family is meeting its future on the Russellville campus. ... Central Baptist College located on 20 acres (8 hectares) in Conway, Ark. ... Harding University is located in Searcy, Arkansas, in the United States, about 50 miles north-east of Little Rock. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college located in Conway, Arkansas. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Lyon College, a private liberal arts college in Batesville, Arkansas, was founded in 1872 as Arkansas College. ... Ouachita Baptist University a is private, liberal arts, undergraduate institution. ... Philander Smith College is a private, historically black college that is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. ... Southern Arkansas University, formerly the Third District Agricultural School serves as a public four-year institution. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 195 pixelsFull resolution (450 × 195 pixel, file size: 35 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)UAMS main campus aerial photo by UAMS Creative Services Department. ... The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is part of the University of Arkansas System, a state-run university in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... The University of Arkansas System comprises five main campuses within the state of Arkansas, a medical school, two law schools, a unique graduate school focused on public service, and several community colleges. ... The University of Arkansas (known locally as the U. of A. or The Hill) is a public coeducational land-grant university system, with its flagship campus in Fayetteville. ... University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is the fifth largest university in Arkansas, with a fall 2004 credit enrollment of 6,631. ... Dickinson Hall University of Arkansas at Little Rock is the third largest university, by enrollment, in Arkansas. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The University of Arkansas at Monitcello, formerly Arkansas Agricultural and Mechanical College, is part of the University of Arkansas system and serves as both a public four-year institution and a venue for vocational and technical education. ... University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, is a historically black university located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. ... The University of Central Arkansas is a state-run institution located in the city of Conway, the seat of Faulkner County, north of Little Rock. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Williams Baptist College is a private, coeducational four year college located in the northeast corner of Arkansas near the town of Walnut Ridge. ...

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The United States Census Bureau has defined 2 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 8 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 14 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Arkansas. ... Arkansas literature has an emerging consciousness, though it still lags behind other Southern states such as Mississippi and Georgia in the promotion of its literary culture. ... The Arkansas Razorbacks, also known as the Hogs, are the names of college sports teams at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. ... (The) LadyBacks refers to any of the womens sports teams that competes officially for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. ... The Arkansas State Police is the state police agency for Arkansas, which has jurisdiction anywhere in the state. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) The Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) is, or was, a very large member of the woodpecker family, Picidae; it is officially listed as an endangered species, but by the end of the 20th century had widely been considered extinct. ... Arkansas has many rare and fascinating plantlife. ... List of people from Arkansas: // Adams, Joey Lauren, (1971- ), actress Alexander, Katherine, (1898-1981), actress Anderson, Bronco Billy, (1880-1971), vaudeville actor Bentley, Wes, (1978- ), actor Byrd-Nethery, Miriam, (1929-2003), actress Davis, Gail, film actress, best known as Annie Oakley from the 1950s television series Davis, Daniel, (1945- ), actor... // Early history (1910-1950) Until 1948, some southern councils of the Boy Scouts of America were racially segregated. ... South Arkansas is the greater area in Arkansas that encompasses the lower 20 counties of the state, with Union County being the most predominate. ... These are state symbols of Arkansas. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Elevations and Distances in the United States. U.S Geological Survey (29 April 2005). Retrieved on November 3, 2006.
  2. ^ Arkansas State Boundaries from the Encyclopedia of Arkansas
  3. ^ Managing Upland Forests of the Midsouth. United States Forestry Service. Retrieved on 2007-10-13.
  4. ^ A Tapestry of Time and Terrain: The Union of Two Maps - Geology and Topography. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved on 2007-10-13.
  5. ^ http://www.craterofdiamondsstatepark.com/history/
  6. ^ Average Annual Precipitation - Arkansas. Spatial Climate Analysis Service, Oregon State University. Published 2000. Last Retrieved 2007-10-26.
  7. ^ [1] NCDC at NOAA.
  8. ^ http://listserv.linguistlist.org/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0302b&L=ads-l&P=7800
  9. ^ a b The name Arkansas has been pronounced and spelled in a variety of fashions. The region was organized as the Territory of Arkansaw on July 4, 1819, but the territory was admitted to the Union as the State of Arkansas on June 15, 1836. The name was historically pronounced IPA: /ˈɑrkənsɔː/, /ærˈkænzəs/, and several other variants. In 1881, the Arkansas General Assembly passed the following concurrent resolution (Arkansas Statutes, Title 1, Chapter 4, Section 105):

    Whereas, confusion of practice has arisen in the pronunciation of the name of our state and it is deemed important that the true pronunciation should be determined for use in oral official proceedings. is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Oregon State University (OSU) is a four-year research and degree-granting public university, located in Corvallis, Oregon (USA). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of Arkansas Territory. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,732 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... The Arkansas General Assembly is the legislative branch of the Arkansas government. ...

    And, whereas, the matter has been thoroughly investigated by the State Historical Society and the Eclectic Society of Little Rock, which have agreed upon the correct pronunciation as derived from history, and the early usage of the American immigrants.

    Be it therefore resolved by both houses of the General Assembly, that the only true pronunciation of the name of the state, in the opinion of this body, is that received by the French from the native Indians and committed to writing in the French word representing the sound. It should be pronounced in three (3) syllables, with the final "s" silent, the "a" in each syllable with the Italian sound, and the accent on the first and last syllables. The pronunciation with the accent on the second syllable with the sound of "a" in "man" and the sounding of the terminal "s" is an innovation to be discouraged.

    Citizens of the State of Kansas often pronounce the Arkansas River as IPA: /ærˈkænzəs ˈrɪvər/ in a manner similar to the common pronunciation of the name of their state.
  10. ^ Taylor, Jim. Old Washington State Park Conserves Town's Heyday.
  11. ^ Brooks-Baxter War - Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Retrieved on 2007-08-24.
  12. ^ Little Rock Nine - Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Retrieved on 2007-08-24.
  13. ^ Annual Estimates of the Population for the United States and States, and for Puerto Rico: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005 (CSV). 2005 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (June 21, 2006). Retrieved on November 15, 2006.
  14. ^ http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cenpop/statecenters.txt
  15. ^ http://www.mla.org/map_data_results&state_id=5&mode=state_tops&order=r
  16. ^ American Religious Identification Survey, 2001
  17. ^ Arkansas QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

Official language(s) none Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... The Arkansas River flows through Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The comma-separated values (or CSV; also known as a comma-separated list or comma-separated variables) file format is a file type that stores tabular data. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Further reading

  • Blair, Diane D. & Jay Barth Arkansas Politics & Government: Do the People Rule? (2005)
  • Deblack, Thomas A. With Fire and Sword: Arkansas, 1861-1874 (2003)
  • Donovan, Timothy P. and Willard B. Gatewood Jr., eds. The Governors of Arkansas (1981)
  • Dougan, Michael B. Confederate Arkansas (1982),
  • Duvall, Leland. ed., Arkansas: Colony and State (1973)
  • Fletcher, John Gould. Arkansas (1947)
  • Hamilton, Peter Joseph. The Reconstruction Period (1906), full length history of era; Dunning School approach; 570 pp; ch 13 on Arkansas
  • Hanson, Gerald T. and Carl H. Moneyhon. Historical Atlas of Arkansas (1992)
  • Key, V. O. Southern Politics (1949)
  • Kirk, John A., Redefining the Color Line: Black Activism in Little Rock, Arkansas, 1940-1970 (2002).
  • McMath, Sidney S. Promises Kept (2003)
  • Moore, Waddy W. ed., Arkansas in the Gilded Age, 1874-1900 (1976).
  • Peirce, Neal R. The Deep South States of America: People, Politics, and Power in the Seven Deep South States (1974)
  • Thompson, George H. Arkansas and Reconstruction (1976)
  • Whayne, Jeannie M. et al. Arkansas: A Narrative History (2002)
  • Whayne, Jeannie M. Arkansas Biography: A Collection of Notable Lives (2000)
  • White, Lonnie J. Politics on the Southwestern Frontier: Arkansas Territory, 1819-1836 (1964)
  • Williams, C. Fred. ed. A Documentary History Of Arkansas (2005)
  • WPA., Arkansas: A Guide to the State (1941)

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