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State Facts

Full Name

State of Arkansas

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

June 15, 1836 (25th)

Population 2000 (Rank)

2,673,400 (33rd)

Land Area (Rank)

52,068 square miles; 134,856 square kilometers (27th)

Capital

Little Rock

Postal Abbreviation

AR

State Nickname

The Natural State

Motto

Regnat populus (The people rule)

Song

“The Arkansas Traveler” (music by Colonel Sanford Faulkner)

State Symbols

  • Flower: Apple blossom
  • Tree: Pine tree
  • Bird: Mockingbird
  • Gem: Diamond
  • Insect: Honeybee

Economy

  • Agriculture:
    • Poultry and eggs,
    • soybeans,
    • sorghum,
    • cattle,
    • cotton,
    • rice,
    • hogs,
    • milk
  • Industry:
    • Food processing,
    • electric equipment,
    • fabricated metal products,
    • machinery,
    • paper products,
    • bromine,
    • vanadium