|Capital city||Little Rock|
|Population||3,013,756 people (2020)
|Time zone||UTC -6/ -5|
Arkansas (English: Arkansas, MFA: [ˈɑrkensɔː]) is a state in the United States. Area 137,733 km², of which 2,876 km² (2.09%) is water area (1.4% of the US territory, 29th in area). Population as of January 1, 2017: 3,004,279 people (0.92% of the US population, 32nd). Density 21.81 people/km². Capital and largest city Little Rock, located in the central part of the state, center of transportation, business, culture and government. It is known by the nickname “the natural state” and has many different regions that offer residents and tourists a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. Arkansas is the 26th American state, formed on June 17, 1836.
The state of Arkansas is located in the southern part of the USA. It borders the states of Oklahoma to the west, Missouri to the north, Tennessee and Mississippi to the east, Louisiana to the south, and Texas to the southwest.
The topography of the state is varied. Its southern and eastern regions are occupied by the northern part of the extensive Primexican lowland, through which the Mississippi River flows with part of its lower course from north to south along the eastern border of the state. In the northern regions stretches the southern, highest part (Mount Boston, 823 m) of the Ozark Plateau, and to the west – the eastern, highest part of the Washita Mountains – Mount Magazin 2753 f, 839 m.
The entire territory of the state falls within the drainage basin of the Mississippi River, which flows along its eastern border. Its main right tributaries are: St. Francis, White River with its tributary Black River, Arkansas, Washita with its tributaries Little Missouri and Saline and Red River with its tributary Little River. There are numerous, mostly flowing lakes in the state: Norfolk, Bull Shoals, Beaver and others along the White River; Washita (the largest in the state) on the Ouachita River. Mill Wood on Little River, &c.
The climate of the state is humid, subtropical, and in the low-mountainous northern and northwestern parts – humid, moderately continental. Although the state lies nearly 400 km north of the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, this large basin has a significant influence on its climate. Arkansas is characterized by hot and humid summers and cold, less humid winters. In the capital, Little Rock, the average July high is 34 °C and the average July low is 23 °C. Average January maximum 11 °C, average January minimum 0 °C. Annual rainfall varies from 1000 mm in the north to 1500 mm in the south. Snowfall is a rare occurrence, especially in the northern regions of the state. The state’s absolute maximum temperature of 49 °C was recorded on August 10, 1936 in Ozark(in the northwest), and the absolute minimum temperature of -34 °C – on February 13, 1905 in the city of Gravett (in the extreme northwestern corner of the state). The state is known for its progenitor cataclysms: strong thunderstorms and snowstorms, devastating hail and tornadoes.
Sections of 8 interstate highways and 20 interstate highways pass through the state in whole or in part:
- Interstate Highway – 143.0 miles (230.2 km), from the southwest, the Texas border northeast to the capital, Little Rock;
- Interstate highway – 284.0 miles (457.1 km), in the central part, from west to east, incl. through the capital city of Little Rock;
- Interstate Highway – 72.2 miles (116.2 km), in the northeast, from south to north;
- Interstate highway – 12.9 miles (20.8 km), in the western part of the capital Little Rock;
- Interstate Highway – 14.1 miles (22.8 km), in the eastern part of the capital Little Rock;
- Interstate Highway – 46.7 miles (75.1 km), from the capital city of Little Rock south to the city of Pine Bluff;
- Interstate Highway – 14.7 miles (23.7 km), south to north through the city of Fort Smith;
- Interstate – 7.4 miles (11.9 km), from west to east in the capital city of Little Rock.
- Interstate Highway – 182.3 miles (293.4 km), in the northeast;
- Interstate Highway – 111.0 miles (178.6 km), in the southwest part;
- Interstate Highway – 76.0 miles (122.3 km), in the northeast;
- Interstate Highway – 329.9 miles (530.9 km), in the northern part, from west to east;
- Interstate Highway – 124.0 miles (199.5 km), in the northeast;
- Interstate Highway – 289.4 miles (465.7 km), in the middle section, from west to east;
- Interstate Highway – 302.0 miles (485.9 km), from south-southeast to north-northwest, incl. through the capital Little Rock;
- Interstate Highway – 319.0 miles (513.3 km), southwest to northeast, incl. through the capital city of Little Rock;
- Interstate Highway – 273.0 miles (439.3 km), from west-southwest to east-northeast, incl. through the capital city of Little Rock;
- Interstate Highway – 347.3 miles (558.8 km), in the western part, from south to north;
- Interstate Highway – 269.0 miles (432.8 km), in the southeast part, from southwest to northeast;
- Interstate Highway – 190.7 miles (306.9 km), in the southern part, from west to east;
- Interstate Highway – 183.0 miles (294.4 km), in the southeastern part, from south to north;
- Interstate – 261.0 miles (419.9 km), in the central part, from south to north;
- Interstate Highway – 167.0 miles (268.7 km), in the central part, from west to east;
- Interstate 3.2 miles (5.1 km), in the city of Fort Smith;
- Interstate Highway – 255.0 miles (410.3 km), in the southern part, from west to east;
- Interstate Highway – 134.0 miles (215.6 km), in the southwest part;
- Interstate Highway – 287.0 miles (461.8 km), in the northern part, from west to east;
- Interstate Highway – 91.0 miles (146.4 km), in the southeast part.
- Little Rock
- Fort Smith
- Hot Springs
According to Countryaah, the state of Arkansas is administratively divided into 75 counties:
- With the largest areas are the counties of Union 2732 km², White 2699 km² and Arkansas 2678 km², and with the smallest – the counties of Perry 1453 km², Sebastian 1414 km² and Lafayette 1412 km²;
- The most populous counties are Pulaski 393,250, Benton 258,291, and Washington 228,049, and the least populous are Lafayette 6,847, Woodruff 6,641, and Calhoun 5,144;
- The counties with the highest population density are Pulaski 187.98 people/km², Benton 112.69 people/km² and Washington 92.48 people/km², and the least dense are the counties of Montgomery 4.29 people/km², Newton 3.72 people/km² and Calhoun 3.36 people/km².
- Van Buren
- Little River
- Saint Francis
- Hot Spring
|Highness height||102 m|
|Population||198,606 people (2017, estimate)
|ZIP code||72201-72207, 72209–72212, 72214–72217, 72219, 72221–72223, 72225, 72227, 72231, 7225, 7260, 729, 7220, 72203, 7220, 7220|
The William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Center – a library in downtown Little Rock.
Little Rock (in English: Little Rock, translated as “little rock”) is a city and the capital of the state of Arkansas in the United States. Little Rock has a population of 184,564 (2017 est.) and a total area of 302.55 km². The city is also the county seat of Pulaski County. Little Rock is located near the geographic center of the state of Arkansas. Little Rock is the center of an agglomeration, numbering in 2017 738.3 thousand inhabitants.
Born in Little Rock
- Joan Johnston (b. 1948), writer
- Josh Lucas (b. 1971), actor
- Douglas MacArthur (1880 – 1964), General
- Ben Moody (b. 1981), musician
- George Newbern (b. 1964), actor
- Scott Parazinski (b. 1961), astronaut
- Gina Wilkins (b. 1954), writer
Died in Little Rock
- Dee Brown (1908 – 2002), writer
- Roy Scheider (1932 – 2008), actor