Arkansas State Facts and Symbols

Arkansas became the 25th state in 1836 and is the 33rd largest state by population with about 3 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, a state map, the state song and views of the Arkansas State Quarter.

Arkansas State Flag

Arkansas State Flag

Arkansas State Facts

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

Arkansas State Map:

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Arkansas State Map

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

Arkansas State Quarter

Arkansas State Quarter - FrontArkansas State Quarter - Back

United States Mint 50 State Quarters© Program coin:
(United States Mint Images)


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