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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 of Arkansas State: Little Rock

Date of Statehood: June 15, 1836

Arkansas State Population: 2,779,154 (US Census 2005 estimate)

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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)
Picture of the Apple Blossom, the official state flower of Arkansas.
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Arkansas State Tree: Pine Tree (Legislation of 1939)

Arkansas State Bird:
Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)(Legislation of 1929)
Picture of the Mockingbird, the official state bird of Arkansas.
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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 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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Arkansas 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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Arkansas State License Plate: Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
Official licens plate of Arkansas state.
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