State of Arkansas

Arkansas Geostatistics

  • Land area :
    (land) 52,068 sq. miles
    (water) 1,107 sq. miles
    (TOTAL)175 sq. miles
  • Land area: (all states)
  • Horizontal Width: 274 miles
  • Vertical Length: 241 miles Note: Maximum lengths and widths are point to point, straight line measurements from the Mercator map projection and will vary some usage of other map projections
  • Border States: (6) Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee and Mississippi
  • Districts: (75) map
  • County: (largest population) Pulaski, 362,000
  • Geographic Center: Approximately 12 miles northwest of Little Rock, in Pulaski County
  • Tallest Point : Log Mountain, 2,753 feet.
  • Lowest Point: over the Quachita River, northeast of El Dorado (55 ft.)
  • Latitude and longitude
  • Mean Elevation: (including islands) 1,927 ft.

Arkansas Lat / long


  • Latitude/Longitude (Absolute Locations)
    Little Rock: (capital) 34º 44′ N, 92º 17′ W
    Bentonville: 36º 22′ N, 94º 12′ W
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Arkansas is positioned in both the northern and western hemispheres. Located in the south-central region of the United States of America – part of North America – Arkansas is bordered by the states of Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, and Mississippi.

Arkansas, a state in the southern United States. It occupies an area of 138 thousand sq. km. Population 2.7 million (2002). The administrative center is Little Rock, in the very center of the state on the banks of the Arkansas River. The population of Little Rock is more than 204 thousand people (2006), together with the suburbs, more than 513 thousand people. See counties in Arkansas.

Arkansas borders Louisiana to the south and Texas and Oklahoma to the west. The east of the state is occupied by the lowlands of the Mississippi River, to the north are the low Washita Mountains and the rolling plateau of the Ozarks, separated by the Arkansas River Valley.

The climate is subtropical temperate humid, with mild snowy winters.

The main branch of the national economy is poultry farming (broiler chickens). Leading rice and soybean farming state. Produces a tenth of the cotton in the US. Conducts mining operations (bauxites).

  • AbbreviationFinder: Introduction to the state of Arkansas, covering commonly used acronyms and the list of main cities and town in Arkansas.

The first European explorers of the territory of modern Arkansas were the Spaniard de Soto (in 1541), the Frenchmen L. Joliet (in 1673) and La Salle (in 1682). In 1686, the first European settlement was founded by the French under the leadership of Henri de Tonti near Arkansas Post. In 1762, the Spaniards took possession of the lands, in 1800 – again the French. In 1803, the United States bought Louisiana, of which the current state of Arkansas was a part. In 1836, Arkansas became the 25th state of the United States.

Among the attractions: 5 national parks, including the first US reserve – Hot Springs National Park (since 1832 under state protection). Blanchard Caverns near Mountain View. Murfreesboro Diamond Crater is the only place in the United States where diamonds are mined. National Wildlife Refuge – Buffalo National River. Folk Center Ozark (Ozark Folk Center). Small rocks in Little Rock, located along the banks of Arkansas (they gave the city its name). Several buildings of the 19th century that have been preserved in the city (in particular, the former Capitol, which now houses the State Historical Museum). In the vicinity of Little Rock are the Forest Park of the Arts, the Museum of Decorative Arts, the Museum of Scientific Discovery and the MacArthur Military Museum.

State of Arkansas