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Cotton fields in Poinsett County, Arkansas
Cotton fields in Poinsett County. This flat, rural landscape is typical of the Arkansas Delta.
Image: Brandonrush

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About Arkansas

Location map of Arkansas state USA
Where in the United States is Arkansas? Location map of the State of Arkansas in the US.
Arkansas is nicknamed the Natural State, a landlocked state in the South Central region of the US.

Arkansas borders six other states. Missouri to the north, Louisiana to the south, Texas to the southwest, and Oklahoma in the west.
The Mississippi River forms the state borders to Tennessee and Mississippi in the east.

Woodland people and Mississippians inhabited the river valleys of what is now Arkansas for thousands of years. Their descendants were among the first to encounter European explorers and colonists in the sixteenth century.

Arkansas Post was the first European settlement in the lower Mississippi River Valley and present-day Arkansas, established in 1686 as a French trading post on the banks of the lower Arkansas River.

The United States acquired the area of Arkansas from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. The trading town of Arkansas Post became the first capital of the Arkansas Territory in 1819, but the capital was moved to Little Rock in the center of the state. Arkansas became a state on 15 June 1836; it was the 25th state to join the union.

Arkansas State Map
Reference Map of Arkansas
General Map of Arkansas, United States.

The detailed map shows the US state of Arkansas with boundaries, the location of the state capital Little Rock, major cities and populated places, rivers and lakes, interstate highways, principal highways, railroads and airports.

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More about Arkansas State

Some Geography

Arkansas Topographic Regions MapTopographic Map of Arkansas showing major physiographic regions of the state. (Click the map to enlarge)

The state covers an area of 137,730 km² (53,178 sq mi), [1] making Arkansas somewhat larger than half the size of the UK. Compared with other US states, Arkansas would fit into Texas about five times, but it is six times larger than New Jersey.

Six regions that define the geography of Arkansas

1. There is the U.S. Interior Highlands in the northwestern portion of the state, the deeply dissected Ozark Plateau with the Boston Mountains, which form the southwestern part of the Ozarks.

2. South of the plateau lies the Arkansas River Valley, a 65 km (40 mi) wide basin that separates the Ozarks from the Ouachita Mountains.

3. The Ouachita Mountains, is a mountain range in west-central Arkansas, within the range is the highest point in the state, Mount Magazine, at 2,753 ft (839 m).

4. To the south of the Ouachita Mountains, in the southwestern part of Arkansas, there are the southern lowlands, known as the West Gulf Coastal Plain, an area with a hilly topography and large regions with mixed forest.

Pinnacle Mountain within Pinnacle Mountain State Park in Arkansas
Pinnacle Mountain, the main attraction of the Pinnacle Mountain State Park in Pulaski County, Arkansas.
Image: AR Nature Gal

5. The Arkansas Delta, the fertile, agriculture dominated region in the eastern part of the state along the Mississippi River, is part of the Mississippi River Alluvial Plain, lowlands formed by the Mississippi and its tributaries over geological times.

6. Crowley's Ridge is a 340 km (207 mi) long unique geological formation that rises to 170 m (550 ft) above the delta region of northeastern Arkansas in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain. It is believed that the ridge was once a giant sand and gravel island left between the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.

Main rivers in Arkansas are the Mississippi, the Arkansas, and the White River; other major rivers are St. Francis River, Red River, the Ouachita River, and their tributaries.

Buffalo River bend seen from the Buffalo River Trail near Steel Creek.
Buffalo River bend seen from an overlook on the Buffalo River Trail near Steel Creek.
Image: Jasari


Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock, capital city of Arkansas
Rendered image of Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock. The Neoclassical Capitol Building houses the bicameral Arkansas General Assembly and is the seat of the Arkansas state government.
Image: Google

The 'Natural State' has a population of just 3 million people (est. 2019). [2]
The capital and largest city is Little Rock.

Much of the state is still rural and predominantly agricultural. Population centers are in Little Rock-North, Little Rock, Conway, Fort Smith, Pine Bluff, and Jonesboro.

Race and Ethnic Groups
Arkansas' population is composed of Caucasians (white) 72%, African Americans 15.7%, Hispanics or Latinos 7.8%, Asians 1.7%, and Native Americans 1%. [3]

Cities and Towns in Arkansas

The map shows the location of following cities and towns in Arkansas:

The largest city is Little Rock (198,000).

Cities with a population of more than 50,000:

Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, and Benton.

The largest airport in the state is Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (Adams Field; IATA code: LIT) in Little Rock.
Second-largest airport by passenger service is Northwest Arkansas National Airport (IATA: XNA)

Other cities and towns:

Skyline of Little Rock, capital city of Arkansas
Skyline of Little Rock, capital city of Arkansas.
Image: Clayton Wells

Arkadelphia, Ash Flat, Ashdown, Bald Knob, Batesville, Bentonville, Blytheville, Brinkley, Camden, Clarendon, Clarksville, Clinton, Crossett, De Queen, De Witt, Dumas, El Dorado, Fordyce, Forrest City, Greenwood, Hamburg, Hampton, Harrisburg, Harrison, Heber Springs, Helena, Hope, Hot Springs, Huntsville, Jacksonville, Junction City, Lake Village, Lewisville, Little Rock, Magnolia, Malvern, Marianna, Mena, Monticello, Morrilton, Mountain Home, Nashville, Newport, Ola, Osceola, Ozark, Paragould, Piggott, Pine Bluff, Pocahontas, Russellville, Searcy, Sheridan, Stuttgart, Texarkana, Waldron, Walnut Ridge, Warren, West Memphis, Wynne, and Yellville.

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