is a south-central US state bordered by Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma. It was the 25th state admitted to the Union in 1836, historically dominated by agriculture but now with a diversified economy that includes mining and manufacturing. Home to Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas is renowned for its mineral springs and resorts located in the Ozark Mountains, making it a popular tourist destination.
The state capital is Little Rock and its highest point is Mount Magazine at 839 m (2,753 ft). Its official nickname is 'The Natural State' and its motto is “Regnat Populus” (The People Rule). The northern mockingbird is the state bird, the apple blossom is the state flower and the official state songs are “Oh, Arkansas” and “Arkansas (You Run Deep in Me)”. There are 4 seats of the House of Representatives for the state. The total area of Arkansas is 137,732 sq km (53,179 sq mi) and the estimated population in 2022 will be 3,045,637.