Arkansas State
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Arkansas State collage of images.
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

Abbreviation:
AR

Capital:
Little Rock

Date of Statehood:
June 15, 1836

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.

Nickname:
The Natural State

Motto:
Regnat populus (The people rule)

Flower:
Apple Blossom (Legislation of 1901)
Picture of the Apple Blossom, the official state flower of Arkansas.

Tree:
Pine Tree (Legislation of 1939)

Bird:
Mockingbird (Legislation of 1929)
Picture of the Mockingbird, the official state bird of Arkansas.
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Fish:
Largemouth Bass (Legislation Pending)

Insect:
Honey Bee (Legislation of 1973)

Gemstone:
Diamond (Legislation of 1967)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Arkansas.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Arkansas.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Arkansas.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Arkansas state.
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