Arkansas Travel Guide
One of the western states of the Unites States of America, Arkansas with its capital in Little Rock has a population of 2, 673, 400 inhabitants (as per census 2000, the 32nd among the other states). As for its surface, it is ranked as the 29th state with 137, 732 km². Its name comes from the tribe of Arkansa of the Quapaw Indians.
With various landscapes from the Boston Mountains in the north-west to the Ozark Plateau, Arkansas has fertile lands and regions protected by the National Park System: Buffalo National River or Hot Sprins National Park. They host some of the living symbols of Arkansas: the pine, the apple flower, the European bee and the Virginian stag.
The climate is humid subtropical with mild winters and hot and humid summers. It is favorable for farming; in fact Arkansas remains an agricultural state with soya, cotton and rice crops. There are also industries such as papermaking, sawmill and textiles.
Arkansas is a worthwhile visiting state where you can drink a lot of milk, dance the state dance, i.e. the square dance, try to buy the state stone, the diamond, learn to play the state instrument, the fiddle and sing along with its welcoming locals « Arkansas (You Run Deep In Me) »
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