||June 15, 1836|
||Total (Land + Water): 53,179 sq miles; Land Only: 52,068 sq miles|
|Number of Counties
|State Population (2015)||2,978,204 |
|State Population Density||57.2 people / square mile|
|State Quarter Issue Date
||October 20, 2003|
||Regnat populus (The people rule)|
||The Natural State|
|State Gas Tax||$0.2180 / Gallon|
|State Cigarette Tax||$1.15 / Pack|
||327, 479, 501, 870|
|Top 5 Cities (2010 population)
Little Rock (193,524)
Fort Smith (86,209)
|Major Sports Teams
Arkansas Fun Facts
- The nameáArkansasácame from the Quapaw Indians, by way of early French explorers. The explorers met a group of Indians, known as the Ugakhpah, which means "people who live downstream.". These
- Native Americans later were called the Quapaw, also called the Arkansaw.
- The World's Championship Duck Calling Contest is held annually in Stuttgart.
- It is illegal for the Arkansas River to rise above the Main Street Bridge in Little Rock. It is unclear how this law can be enforced.
- In November, 1932, Hattie Caraway was elected senator in Arkansas. She became the first woman in the U.S. Senate.
- Arkansas contains over 600,000 acres of lakes and 9,700 miles of streams and rivers.
On July 2, 1962, Sam Walton founded opened the first Wal-Mart store in Rogers, Arkansas.
47 hot springs flow from the southwestern slope of Hot Springs Mountain. About 1,000,000 gallons of 143░F flow from the springs every day.
- Mount Ida is known as the Quartz Crystal Capital of the World.
- Pine Bluff is known as the world center of archery bow production.
- Arkansas is the only state with an official State Cooking Vessel: Dutch oven.