Welcome to Arkansas
Arkansas is a state in the southeastern region of the United States and Arkansas can be split in two halfs, the mountain regions which make up the interior highlands and densely forested land in the south of Arkansas.
Arkansas is known for it´s natural scenic beauty and Arkansas nickname is “The Natural State”
The capital city of Arkansas and also the largest city in Arkansas is Little Rock.
Approximately 56% of Arkansas area is forestland. The Arkansas state also have many rivers, lakes and reservoirs together with many state parks, national forests and national parks. The Buffalo National River, located in Northern Arkansas, was the first National River to be designated in the United States.
Arkansas is bordering to Texas in Southwest, Oklahoma to the west, Tennessee and Mississippi on the east, Missouri to the north as well as Louisiana to the south.
The weather in Arkansas is generally mild to cool winters and hot humid summers. If you will see snowfall (which is uncommon in Arkansas) you will probably see it in the northen part of the state. Arkansas is known for extreme weather and frequent storms, Arkansas has around 60 days of thunderstorms per year.
Agriculture is still important in Arkansas even though only 3% of the population in Arkansas today is employed in the agriculture sector, it remains a major part of the Arkansas state’s economy and in the value of products sold it is ranked 13th in the nation. For example the Arkansas state produces soybeans, cotton and rice.
Walmart (a multinational retailing corporation chain) is one of the world’s largest company by revenue and Walmart has it’s headquarter in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Walmart opened its first store in Rogers, Arkansas in 1962 by the founder Sam Walton and Walmart now has more than 11 500 stores worldwide.
Arkansas offers some of the best mountain biking trails in the country.
Arkansas has 52 state parks and there is something to do and see for all ages.
In Crater of Diomonds State Park you can dig for diamonds and if you find a diamond in Crater of Diomonds State Park it’s yours to keep.
Cities in Arkansas
Quick facts about Arkansas
- Nickname: The Natural State
- Capital city: Little Rock
- Largest city: Little Rock
- Area: 53 180 sq mi (137 733 km²) (ranked 29th of 50)
- Population: Est, 2 988 248 (ranked 33 of 50) 2016
- Highest point: Mount Magazine
- Lowest point: Quachita River at Louisiana border
- Latitude: 33° 00′ N to 36° 30′ N
- Longitude: 89° 39′ W to 94° 37′ W
- Bordering states: Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri and Louisiana