What is Arkansas?

  • (noun): A state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War.
    Synonyms: Land of Opportunity, AR
    See also — Additional definitions below


Arkansas (i/ˈɑrkənsɔː/ AR-kən-saw) is a state located in the Southern region of the United States. Its name is an Algonquian name of the Quapaw Indians. The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozarks and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta. Arkansas is the 29th most extensive and the 32nd most populous of the 50 United States. The capital and most populous city is Little Rock, located in the central portion of the state. The Territory of Arkansas was admitted to the Union as the 25th state on June 15, 1836.

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Reyno, Arkansas
... Reyno is a city in Randolph County, Arkansas, United States ... The population was 456 at the 2010 census ...
USS Arkansas (BB-33) - Service History - Post-war
... After a month spent in port, Arkansas embarked approximately 800 troops for transport to the United States as part of Operation Magic Carpet to return American ... Sailing on 23 September, Arkansas paused briefly at Pearl Harbor en route, and ultimately reached Seattle, Washington on 15 October ... During the first months of 1946, Arkansas lay at San Francisco, California ...
USS Arkansas (CGN-41)
... The cruiser USS Arkansas (CGN-41) was a Virginia-class nuclear-propelled guided-missile cruiser of the U.S ... Since the Arkansas had the high speed and unlimited range provided by her nuclear reactors, she usually escorted the nuclear-powered aircraft carriers of the U.S ... Harpoon antiship missiles, Tomahawk missiles, and two 5-inch naval guns, the USS Arkansas was also capable of attacking enemy surface ships, carrying out shore bombardments, and attacking land ...
Mount Vernon (disambiguation) - In The United States - Arkansas
... Mount Vernon, Arkansas Mount Vernon Township, Benton County, Arkansas Mount Vernon Township, Faulkner County, Arkansas ...
Arkansas - Attractions
... Arkansas is home to many areas protected by the National Park System ... These include Arkansas Post National Memorial at Gillett Buffalo National River Fort Smith National Historic Site Hot Springs National Park Little Rock Central High School National Historic ...

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  • (noun): A river that rises in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and flows southeast through Kansas and Oklahoma and through Arkansas to become a tributary of the Mississippi River.
    Synonyms: Arkansas River

Famous quotes containing the word arkansas:

    The man who would change the name of Arkansas is the original, iron-jawed, brass-mouthed, copper-bellied corpse-maker from the wilds of the Ozarks! He is the man they call Sudden Death and General Desolation! Sired by a hurricane, dam’d by an earthquake, half-brother to the cholera, nearly related to the smallpox on his mother’s side!
    —Administration in the State of Arka, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    ...I am who I am because I’m a black female.... When I was health director in Arkansas ... I could talk about teen-age pregnancy, about poverty, ignorance and enslavement and how the white power structure had imposed it—only because I was a black female. I mean, black people would have eaten up a white male who said what I did.
    Joycelyn Elders (b. 1933)