Arkansas State Facts and Symbols
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Arkansas
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Arkansas Facts and Symbols

Arkansas became the 25th state in 1836 and is the 32nd largest state by population with about 2.9 million residents. It is also the 27th largest state by land and water area with a total area of 53,179 square miles. The largest city in Arkansas is Little Rock, also the capital city, with a population of approximately 190,000 people.

The first permanent white settlement in Arkansas was the "Arkansas Post" established by the French. The area was first ruled by France, then by Spain, then again by France before being purchased by the United States. Under American control, Arkansas was part of the Louisiana Territory and then the Missouri Territory before becoming its own separate territory.

Included below are more facts and symbols, information about the current Arkansas Governor, a state map, Arkansas members of the United States 112th Congress with a congressional district map, the state song and more views of the Arkansas State Quarter.

Arkansas State Quarter

Arkansas
State Quarter

(United States Mint Image)

         
 
         
 

Arkansas State Capital - Little Rock

State Motto - "Regnat Populus" (The People Rule)

State Flower - Apple Blossom

State Tree - Pine

State Bird - Mockingbird

State Butterfly -The Diana Fritillary Butterfly

State Insect - Honeybee

State Mammal - White-tailed Deer

State Dance - Square Dance

State Mineral - Quartz Crystal

State Gemstone - Diamond

State Rock or Stone - Bauxite

State Soil - Stuttgart Soil Series

State Fruit & Vegetable - South Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink Tomato

State Grape - Cynthiana (Vitis Aestivalis)

State Beverage -Milk

State Grain - Rice

State Nut - Pecan

State Cooking Vessel - Dutch Oven

State Instrument - Fiddle

Official State Web Site - www.arkansas.gov

 
 

Arkansas State Governor:

Mike Beebe

Office of the Governor
  State Capitol Room 250
Little Rock, AR 72201
General Information: 501-682-2345
Fax: 501-6821382
TDD (hearing impaired) Only: 501-682-7515
 
 

Arkansas State Map:
(Click For Larger View)
Arkansas State Map - Click for Larger View

 

Arkansas State Congressional District Map:

Arkansas State Congressional District Map

 

Arkansas Members of the United States Congress (112th Congress)

 

United States Senate (Arkansas Members):

  John Boozman - (R-AR) Mark L. Pryor - (D-AR)  
 

United States House of Representatives (Arkansas Members by District):

 

Rick Crawford - 1st

Tim Griffin - 2nd

Steve Womack - 3rd

Mike Ross - 4th

 
 

Arkansas State Songs:
(There are four Arkansas Official State Songs)

1) Arkansas (You Run Deep in Me)
By Wayland Holyfield

2) Oh, Arkansas
By Terry Rose and Gary Klaff

3) Arkansas
By Eva Ware Barnett

4) The Arkansas Traveler
Lyrics by the Arkansas State Song Selection Committee
Music by Colonel Sanford (Sandy) Faulkner

         
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