Little Rock is the state capital of Arkansas. Learn about Arkansas state government agencies, operations, and services. Find information about living and working in Arkansas, as well as state travel and tourism information. - [Read more]
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This is the Arkansas state category. Arkansas' capital city is Little Rock, and its postal abbreviation is AR. Arkansas entered the Union as the 25th state, on June 15, 1836. It is the 27th largest state, with an area of 53,182 square miles. Arkansas was a part of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. It was one of the 11 Confederate states during the American Civil War, and resisted black equality during the 1960s. Former US President Bill Clinton was a governor of Arkansas. In the east and south, the land is low, providing excellent farmland for cotton, rice, and soy beans. Arkansas' principal waterway is the Arkansas river which drains into the Mississippi river. The northwest of the state, including part of the Ozarks, is higher terrain. Arkansas features extensive forest lands; timber, chemicals, and bauxite processing are the state's primary industries.