map of Arkansas UNITED STATES


  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Little Rock // state code ISO: AR ; FIPS: US05
    surface: 134873 = 52082 sq.mi // rank in USA: 27 // location: west south-central
    climate: long, hot summers; mild winters; generally abundant rainfall
    entered USA as 26th state on: 1836-06-15
    administrative division: 75 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 2,673,400
    population density 2000: 20 per = 51 per sq.mi // -net growth 1999-2000: 13,7%
    main ethnic groups: white 80%; black 16%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: rice, soybeans, cotton, tomatoes, grapes, apples, vegetables, peaches, wheat
    livestock (million): cattle: 1,8 / pigs: 0,7/ poultry: 1224
    timber/lumber: oak, hickory, gum, cypress, pine
    chief industries: manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, forestry
    chief industrial products: food products, chemicals, lumber, paper, plastics, electric motors, furniture
    chief mining products: bromine, crushed stone, portland cement, sand & gravel
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Magazin Mt. 839 m = 2753 ft
    other mountains: Boston Mt. 823 m; Blue Mt. 799 m
    lowest point in the state: ca. 35 m in the SE corner
    artificial lakes: Lake Ouachita, Milwood Lake, Greers Ferry, Norfolk, Bull Shoals, Beaver, Nimrod
    rivers: Arkansas, Mississippi
    others: islands: none // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): The Natural State, The Razorback State
    motto: Regnat Populus (Let people rule)
    song: Arkansas
    flower: Apple blossom // bird: Mockingbird // tree: Pine
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.02.13 by Jan Lahmeyer
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