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Ratification or Admission:  June 15,1836 (25th)
Present Constitution Adopted:  1874
State Abbreviation:  AR
State Capital:  Little Rock
Largest City - Population:  Little Rock
Origin of the Name:  From the Quapaw Indian. Called "Kansas" in Algonkian.
State Motto:  “Regnat Populus” (The people rule)
State Nickname:  The Natural State
State Song:  “Arkansas” Lyrics: & Music: Eva Ware Barnett
State Animal:  White-Tailed Deer
State Bird:  Northern Mockingbird
State Fish:  Alligator Gar
State Flower:  Apple blossom
State Fruit:  Vine Ripe Pink Tomato
State Gemstone:  Diamond
State Insect:  Honeybee
State Mineral:  Quartz Crystal
State Tree:  Pine
State Flag:  The state flag of Arkansas is red, white, and blue to signify that Arkansas is one of the United States. The large diamond represents the only diamond producing state in the USA - Arkansas. 25 white stars show Arkansas as the 25th state to join the Union.


cattle, chickens, cottons, eggs, rice, soybeans, wood.

bromine, natural gas, petroleum, stone.

chemicals, clothing, electronics, food processing, furniture, lumber, machinery, metals, paper, plastic, shoes.

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