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South Central US Federated State, 137,755 km², 2,810,872 residents (2006
estimate), 20 residents/km², capital: Little
Rock. Borders: Missouri (N), Tennessee and Mississippi (E), Louisiana (S), Texas (SW), Oklahoma (W). "For
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The territory, located in the Mississippi River basin, includes two
morphologically well-differentiated regions: one more prominent in the NW and W,
where the Ozark plateau extends culminating in the Boston Mountains and where,
further south, beyond the broad valley of the Arkansas River, the Ouachita
Mountains rise (Mount Magazine, 862 m); the other, E and S, corresponding to the
vast alluvial plain of Mississippi, just moved by hilly bumps. The climate is
humid subtropical, characterized by a relatively high rainfall (average of 1200
mm per year), hot and long summers and mild winters. All streams flow into
Mississippi, which marks the eastern border, including Arkansas, the White River
and the Red River. Urban centers generally have a modest demographic depth:
beyond the capital, Little Rock, we remember Fort Smith, Pine Bluff and Hot
The economy of the state is essentially based on agriculture, favored by
numerous irrigation works along the course of the Arkansas River: the
predominant crop is that of cotton, followed by those of soy, rice, tobacco,
fruit. The other economic activities are represented by the extractive
industry. As far as mining activities are concerned, Arkansas annually produces
more than 50% of the US total of bauxite, which feeds the state's aluminum
industry (one of the most modern plants is located in Jones Hill). The subsoil
is also rich in oil, natural gas, manganese and coal. Murfreesboro is home to
the only US diamond deposit. The manufacturing industries are developed in the
woodworking, paper and food sectors;
Explored by Spaniards and French between the sec. XVI and XVIII, occupied in
1682 by René Robert Cavalier in the name of Louis XIV, was the seat in 1686 of
the first permanent European plant (which later took the name of Arkansas
Post). In 1803 it was purchased by the USA together with Louisiana (of which it
was part). In 1819 it became a separate territory and in 1836 it was admitted to
the Union as a state. At the outbreak of the Secession war, it joined the
Confederation; readmitted to the Union in 1868, Arkansas has often been the
scene of racial tensions fueled by far-right groups, very numerous and active in
the country, which have sometimes caused serious accidents.
Below you will see top cities in Arkansas.
City (175,303 residents in 1998; 548,352 residents the metropolitan area in
1996) and capital of the State of Arkansas (USA), 200 km to WSW of Memphis, on
the right of the Arkansas River. Road and railway junction and agricultural
market, it is home to the food, textile, chemical, wood, electrotechnical and
mechanical industries; nearby, bauxite deposits. University (1927). Airport. It
was founded in 1821.
Fort Smith (Arkansas)
City (71,600 residents) of the State of Arkansas (USA), 200 km WNW
of Little Rock, at the confluence of the Poteau River in the Arkansas River,
bordering Oklahoma. Founded in 1817 as a military post, it is today the second
largest city in the state, an important agricultural market and home to the
food, textile, glass, mechanical, wood, paper, metallurgical (zinc) and
petrochemical industries; nearby, coal and natural gas fields.
City (57,100 residents) of the State of Arkansas (USA), 60 km SSE of Little
Rock, 70 m on the right of the Arkansas River. Agricultural (cotton) and
livestock market with textile, chemical and wood industries. Airport. It was
founded in 1819 under the name of Mount Marie.
City (35,800 residents) of the State of Arkansas (USA), 80 km to WSW
of Little Rock, to which it is connected by rail, at the foot of the eastern
side of the Ouachita Mountains. Located in the homonymous national park (400
ha), it is a well-equipped tourist and spa center.