US Region: Southeast
State abbreviation: AR
Capital City: Little Rock
Borders: Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas
Flag: A diamond on a red field
A diamond on a red field represents the only place in North America where diamonds have been discovered and mined. The twenty-five white stars around the diamond mean that Arkansas was the twenty-fifth state to join the Union. The top of four stars in the center represents that Arkansas was a member of the Confederate States during the Civil War. The other three stars represent Spain, France and the United States, countries that had earlier ruled the land that includes Arkansas. Flag adopted 1913.
Flower: Apple Blossom
Motto: The people rule (Regnat populum)