Texarkana Travel Guide, Arkansas
All about Texarkana
Texarkana is basically two cities divided by the State Line Avenue. The cities are situated in two states This city includes two mayors, two police departments, two fire stations and two city governments. Texarkana is a metropolitan city. Its economy is being supported by heath, transportation, agriculture and retail industries. Local people and tourists enjoy the pleasant climate and numerous activities in this city.
This city is named by colonel Gus Knobel who lived here for many years. Colonel Knobel wrote the name Tex-Ark-Ana on the blackboard and mentioned that this is the name of the upcoming city which is currently known as Texarkana. This is the meeting place of three borders so he named it including Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.
This city is known for its unique diversities and rich culture. Texarkana offers numerous historical buildings, festivals, stock car races, art exhibitions and music. Shopping, outdoor sports, hospitality and restaurants can be enjoyed here.
Population of Texarkana
The total population of this city in 2007 was estimated to be 29,856 but it increased by 13 percent in 2008.
Talking about the economy of this city, a private home costs a large amount of money and a large increment of 3 percent has been noticed in the last year. The cost of living in Texarkana is almost 29% lower than in other cities. The rate of unemployment of this city is 5 percent and the recent growth rate has been increased by 2 percent.
This country has signed the agreement of The North American Free Trade and interconnected New Orleans and Louisiana. This country is also connected to the south route of America’s mid land. Through NAFT, the north of the country is connected to Winnipeg Canada via interstate 29 and from Duluth via interstate 49. Its interstate highway is also connected to Kansas City, Missouri via interstate 49. Major links are the interstate highway 55 and interstate highway 35.
Texarkana is situated at the main junction of interstate highway 30 and the US highways 59, 71 and 83. This city has a total area of 25.7 square miles, the land covers almost 25.6 square miles and 0.1 square miles is covered by water.
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