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US State
NicknameThe Natural State (current)
The Land of Opportunity (former)
MottoRegnat populus (Latin)
Official languagesEnglish
DemonymArkansan; Arkansawyer;Arkansawian
CapitalLittle Rock
Largest citycapital
Largest metro areaLittle Rock Metropolitan Area
Area Ranked29th
Total53179 sq mi 137733 km2
Width239 mi 385 km
Length261 mi 420 km
% water2.09
Pop. Rank32nd
Highest pointMagazine Mountain
2753 ft 839 m
Mean650 ft 200 m
Lowest pointOuachita River at Louisiana border
55 ft 17 m
Other information
Admission to UnionJune 15, 1836 (25th)
GovernorMike Beebe (D)
Lieutenant GovernorMark Darr (R)
LegislatureGeneral Assembly
Upper houseSenate
Lower houseHouse of Representatives
U.S. SenatorsMark Pryor (D)
John Boozman (R)
U.S. House delegation3 Republicans, 1 Democrat
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/DST-5

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Arkansas (c-enaudio=en-us-Arkansas is a state located in the southern region of the United States. Its name is an Algonquian name of the Quapaw Indians. Arkansas shares borders with six states (clockwise: N:Missouri; E: Tennessee, Mississippi; S: Louisiana; SW: Texas; W: Oklahoma), and its eastern border is largely defined by the Mississippi River. Its diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozarks and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River. The capital and most populous city is Little Rock, located in the central portion of the state.

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