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Little Rock / Arkansas Statistics
Arkansas State Flag
ARKANSAS  
LITTLE ROCK  
AREA 53,182 sq miles (27th)(Land) 52.075 sq. miles (Water) 1,107 sq. miles
CAPITAL Little Rock
FAMOUS DATES Organized as territory: March 2, 1819 Entered Union (rank): June 15, 1836 (25) Present constitution adopted: 1874
LOCATION 34.722N, 092.354W
MEAN ELEVATION  
HIGHEST POINT Magazine Mtn; 2753 feet, 34th
LOWEST POINT Ouachita River; 55 feet, 26th
COUNTIES 75
COASTLINE  
GEOGRAPHIC CENTER 12 miles NW of Little Rock in Pulaski
STATE FOSSIL  
STATE GRASS  
STATE REPTILE  
STATE ROCK Bauxite
STATE GEMSTONE Diamond
STATE FLAG Designed by Ms. Willie K. Hocker of Wabbaseka, Arkansas and adopted in 1913, the Arkansas flag features 25 stars to show that Arkansas was the 25th state admitted to the United States.
STATE COLORS  
STATE SEAL It shall be the duty of the Governor to procure a seal for the State of Arkansas, which shall present the following impressions, devices, and emblems, to wit: An eagle at the bottom, holding a scroll in its beak, inscribed "Regnat Populus", a bundle of arrows in one claw and an olive branch in the other; a shield covering the breast of the eagle, engraved with a steamboat at top, a beehive and plow in the middle, and sheaf of wheat at the bottom; the Goddess of Liberty at the top, holding a wreath in her right hand, a pole in the left hand, surmounted by a liberty cap, and surrounded by a circle of stars outside of which is a circle of rays; the figure of an angel on the left, inscribed "Mercy", and a sword on the right hand, inscribed "Justice", surrounded with the words "Seal of the State of Arkansas".
STATE SLOGAN Literacy Ain't Everything
STATE MOTTO Regnat populus (The people rule)
STATE SONG “Arkansas” (1963)
STATE TREE pine (1939)
STATE BIRD mockingbird (1929)
STATE ANIMAL White-tailed Deer
STATE FISH  
STATE METAL  
STATE NICKNAMES The Natural State
STATE FLOWER apple blossom (1901)
BORDERING STATES Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma

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