Thursday, 29 September 2011

ARKANSAS















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.



Bird: Mockingbird



Flower: Apple Blossom





Motto: The people rule (Regnat populum)

Largest cities: Little Rock, Fort Smith, North Little Rock, Fayetteville, Jonesboro, Pine Bluff,  Springdale, Conway, Rogers, Hot Springs

Sources: http://www.50states.com/
http://www.factmonster.com/states.html

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