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Did you know that the state of Arkansas is situated in the Southern region of the United States? Did you know that it is the 25th state of the U.S. constitution? Read the fact sheet for more information and interesting facts about this amazing American State.

Fun Fact 1: The origin of the state name Arkansas is a French interpretation of a Sioux word, which was applied to the Quapaw people "acansa," which means "downstream place."

Fun Fact 2: The Capital City is Little Rock, geographically it is located in the middle of the state

Fun Fact 3: The state flag is red flag and depicts a blue diamond shape containing twenty-five white stars to the edges and a smaller diamond of white with one larger blue stars at the top and three more to the base, the lettering Arkansas separates these four larger blue stars

Fun Fact 4: Arkansas is the only place in North America where diamonds have been discovered and mined

Fun Fact 5: Dinosaur remains were discovered in Lockesburg, Arkansas in 1972. A bird or ostrich-like dinosaur possibly related to the Ornithomimus, it was informally named Arkansaurus!

Fun Fact 6: There are 75 Counties in this US state

Fun Fact 7: The three lower blue stars on the state flag represent Spain, France and the United States, these countries were the rulers of Arkansas from past to present

Fun Fact 8: The nickname of this US State is The Natural State

Fun Fact 9: The State Motto is "Regnat populus" which translates as "The people rule"

Fun Fact 10: Capital City Fact - Arkansas Post was the original capital city of the state, in 1821 it was replaced with Little Rock

Fun Fact 11: The Arkansas River is 1,469 miles (2,364 km) long; it is the sixth-longest river in the US, and the 45th longest river in the world

Fun Fact 12: The Crater of Diamonds State Park in Pike County is the world's only diamond mining site that is open to the public. A diamond that weighed of over 16 Carats was found there in 1975!

Fun Fact 13: The State insect is the Honeybee

Fun Fact 14: Although Arkansas generally has a humid subtropical climate, it is also known for some extreme weather conditions. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail, snow and ice storms are all fairly typical and on average there can be up to 60 days of thunderstorms a year

Fun Fact 15: William Jefferson Clinton (Bill Clinton), the 42nd US President was born in Arkansas on August 19 1946

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