Arkansas State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Arkansas as the 25th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Arkansas.
State Name: Arkansas
Capital of Arkansas State: Little Rock
Date of Statehood: June 15, 1836
Arkansas State Population: 2,779,154 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Primary Agriculture: Food products are Arkansas' largest employing sector, with lumber and wood products a close second. Arkansas is also a leader in the production of cotton, rice, and soybeans.
Primary Industry: Arkansas has the country's only active diamond mine, located near Murfreesboro.
Arkansas State Nickname: The Natural State
Arkansas State Motto: Regnat populus (The people rule)
Arkansas State Flower:
Apple Blossom (Malus domestica)(Legislation of 1901)
Arkansas State Tree: Pine Tree (Legislation of 1939)
Arkansas State Bird:
Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)(Legislation of 1929)
Arkansas State Fish: Largemouth Bass (Legislation Pending)
Arkansas State Insect: Honey Bee (Legislation of 1973)
Arkansas State Gemstone: Diamond (Legislation of 1967)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
Arkansas State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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