Arkansas was granted statehood on June 15, 1836. It is in the Southern region of the United States. As of 2012, it has an estimated population of 2,949,131 people.
Here are 10 interesting facts about the state:
Facts About Arkansas #1:
The nickname of the state is “Land of Opportunity.” This nickname is because of the natural resources in the state that help provide ways for agriculture, manufacturing, mining, lumbering, and commerce. These resources have not been exhausted, and will continue to be helpful in the future.
Facts About Arkansas #2:
There are many things to do in the state. Tourists may visit the mountains, lakes, and the water in the Ozark and the Ouachita highlands. Visitors may also enjoy going to the cotton and rice fields in the Coastal Plain, and the countless waterfalls.
Facts About Arkansas #3:
The capital of the state is Little Rock. This city has an estimated population of 193,524, as of 2010. There are only two other cities that have more than 75,000 people; they are Fort Smith and Fayetteville, which have 86,209 and 76,899 people, respectively.
Facts About Arkansas #4:
The climate of Arkansas is considered a humid subtropical climate. This means that the state has hot summers, and cool winters. The summer months are generally longer in time than the winter months. For those who do not enjoy snow, you could consider moving to this state as snow and ice do not get in the way of transportation.
Facts About Arkansas #5:
Some of the people who live in the state harvest cotton. This crop has commercial use and can be grown in areas that have more than 200 days without frost.
Facts About Arkansas #6:
Besides cotton, there are other agricultural products that are produced in Arkansas. They include broilers (chicken), soybeans, rice, cattle and calves, eggs, turkey, wheat, and sorghum grain.
Facts About Arkansas #7:
One place to visit is the Pea Ridge National Military Park. It is dedicated to the most significant Civil War battle west of the state of Mississippi. This tourist attraction is worth the attention of people who enjoy studying history.
Facts About Arkansas #8:
Hot Springs, which is a city that is located in the center of the state, is popular with tourists on a yearly basis. Tourists visit the city for the purpose of going to the Hot Springs National Park. This park is remarkable for its 47 mineral springs. It also offers opportunity for recreational activities, including boating, fishing, and horse racing.
Facts About Arkansas #9:
A number of famous people are from Arizona. They include two actors, Billy Bob Thornton and Jerry Van Dyke. Two famous singers are from the state, Glenn Campbell and Johnny Cash. Former President Bill Clinton was born in the state. Lastly, Douglas MacArthur, who was a general in World War II and in the Korean War, was born in Little Rock.
Facts About Arkansas #10:
The last interesting fact is that the original people of the state were members of Native American tribes. These tribes used the land for hunting and fishing.
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“Arkansas State Facts,” Arkansas.com.
“The Official Website of the State of Arkansas,” Arkansas.gov.