Arkansas

Arkansas

Arkansas - The Natural State - is located in the southern region of the United States and borders six states: Louisiana to the south, Missouri to the north, Tennessee and Mississippi to the east and Texas and Oklahoma to the west. Arkansas is a land of mountains and valleys, thick forests and fertile plains. It consists of the Delta with a flat landscape of rich alluvial soils formed by repeated floating of the adjacent Mississippi and the Grand Prairie with an undulating landscape. Both areas are also called the landscape of Arkansas.

Arkansas had a great balance of industrial and agricultural production in the past. Today the production is focused on finished items, such as furniture, chemicals, aircraft components, electric motors, machine tools and many other products.

The impressive nature of Arkansas attracts many tourists from all over the country. Tourism therefore plays an important history in the state's economy. Arkansas disposes of six national parks, 13 lakes, two mountain ranges and 2,6 million acres of national forest lands.

The average temperature in Arkansas is between 58 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit and the climate is usually without extreme heat or cold.

The territory of Arkansas was organized on July 4th, 1819. Less than 20 years later, in June 1836, Arkansas became the 25th state of the United States and the 13th slave state. Arkansas helped Texas to fight for independence from Mexico and sent troops and materials to support that fight. Between 1905 and 1911, Arkansas began to receive immigrants from Germany, Slovakia and Ireland. The German and Slovak peoples settled in the eastern part of the state - the Prairie - while the Irish settled down in small communities in the south eastern part of the state.

Bill Clinton, the 42nd president, was born in Hope, Arkansas. Before his presidency, Clinton served nearly twelve years as the 40th and 42nd Governor of Arkansas.

Arkansas offers a great variety of museum such as the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, the Southeast Arkansas Arts and Science Center in Pine Bluff and the Miles Musical Museum in Eureka Springs, where you can see old instruments and get information on the Indian craftwork.

Due to the great diverse geography and beauty of the nature, golf plays an important role in Arkansas. The Ozark Mountains for example provide rolling hills, forests and streams which give a wonderful view. The central Arkansas region features several popular golf courses, where you can experience almost all the terrain types which can be found throughout the state. For more information please click here.

For more information about Arkansas you can visit the following websites:
www.arkansas.com
www.arkansasstateparks.com

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