Arkansas, which is shortly mentioned as AR, is one of the 50 states of the United States, situated in the southern part of the United States. It is surrounded by Mississippi and Tennessee in the east, Oklahoma in the west, Missouri in the north and Louisiana in the south. The name of the state comes from the Siouan origin, indicating the Quapaw Indians. The different geography ranges from the hilly regions of the Ouachita and Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, which structure the Interior Highlands of the United States, to the thickly forested terrain in the south called the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern plains along the Arkansas Delta and the Mississippi River. Recognized as "the Natural State", the different areas of Arkansas offer tourists and residents a diversity of opportunities for outside recreation.
Arkansas was the 25th state admitted to the union on the 15th of June 1836. The total land area of Arkansas is 53,178 square miles, which offers the state an area rank of 29 out of the available 50 states in the United States. In addition, water surface occupies 1,149 square miles of the total area of the state within its boundaries. There are 75 counties in Arkansas among which the Miller County was the most recent county formed in the state, in the year 1874.
Consistent with 2010 United States Census information, the population of Arkansas was 2,915,918. Among the counties of the Arkansas State, Pulaski County is ranked as the most populous county with the population of 382,748, and Calhoun County is ranked as the least populous county with the population of 5,368.
As of 2010, there are 6 State Electoral Votes in Arkansas. The State Quarter issue Date of Arkansas is October 20, 2003. “Regnat populus” is the state motto of Arkansas.
The nickname of Arkansas is the Natural State and the Land of Opportunity. The name of the state bird of Arkansas is Northern Mockingbird. The Pinus taeda is the state tree of Arkansas, and Apple Blossom is the state flower. Little Rock is the state capital of Arkansas. Pulaski County is the biggest of all cities in Arkansas by population, and in total land area the Ashley County ranks first. White County is the oldest city in Arkansas. The Arkansas State is served by three codes, such as 479, 501 and 870.
Arkansas is the 29th biggest state in square miles and the 32nd most densely inhabited state among the 50 states of the United States. The capital and most densely inhabited city is Little Rock, situated in the central part of the state, a center for business, transportation, government and culture. The northwestern bend of the Arkansas state, as well as the Fort Smith metropolitan area and the Fayetteville–Springdale–Rogers Metropolitan Area, are also an important education, population and economic centers. The biggest city in the eastern area of the state of Arkansas is Jonesboro.