Arkansas is a state in the southern region of the United States, home to over 3 million people as of 2018. Its name is of Siouan derivation from the language of the Osage denoting their related kin, the Quapaw Indians. The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta.
Arkansas is known under different nicknames; aka Bear State, or Bowie State, or Hot Springs State, or Land of Opportunity (former official nickname; previously used on license plates), or The Natural State (used on license plates), or Razorback Crystal State, or Toothpick State, or Wonder State and detailed official information about Arkansas can be found on the homepage at www. arkansas.gov.
Arkansas state map gives clear view that Arkansas is located in the south of the United States of America. Six states of the US share their boundaries with the Arkansas i.e. Mississippi in the east, Tennessee in the north-east, Missouri in the north, Colorado in the west, Texas in the south west, and Louisiana in the south.
The state has very diversified geographic features ranging from mountain ranges to highlands, lowlands and long river valley of Mississippi River. The given map of Arkansas shows, its capital city i.e. Little Rock is situated in the central part of the state. Besides, the Arkansas map also shows the major cities of Arkansas along with major highways, other roads, and railways.
The name of this state is quite interesting; it is Algonquin name of the Quapaw Indians, related to "Kaw" tribe and word "akakaze" meaning "land of downriver people" or the Sioux word "Akakaze" meaning "people of the south wind". Among the tropical humid climate, the state has quite developed infrastructure including roadways, railways, and airways.
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The US State Arkansas occupies 134,769 m², about 1,47 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Arkansas with 3,004,279 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 12,38 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 717,844 fewer people. The capital Little Rock alone has 199,579 inhabitants.
Little Rock became the capital of the territory of Arkansas in 1821. The name “little rock” comes from the French explorer Bernard de la Harpe. In 1722, he saw rock formations jutting out from the Ouachita Mountains and named one group the big rock and the other the little rock.
Arkansas is the 29th largest by area and the 33rd most populous of the 50 United States. The capital and most populous city is Little Rock, located in the central portion of the state, a hub for transportation, business, culture, and government. The northwestern corner of the state, such as the Fayetteville–Springdale–Rogers Metropolitan Area and Fort Smith metropolitan area, is a population, education, and economic center. The largest city in the state's eastern part is Jonesboro. The largest city in the state's southeastern part is Pine Bluff.