Arkansas

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Joel Fulleda
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wikipedia.org, lonelyplanet.com

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Index

  • Historical notes
  • Attractions
  • Kitchen
  • Nature and adventure

THEArkansas it is one of the United States of America where nature is the real protagonist, it is no coincidence that it is named "The State of Nature". Arkansas is bordered to the north by the state of Missouri, to the east by Mississippi and Tennessee, to the west by Oklaoma and to the south by Louisiana and Texas.

Many are the tourists who visit Arkansas every year, attracted mainly by its scenic beauty but also by what its cities offer.
The northern area of ​​the state is made up of mountains where you can take long walks to discover the various lakes scattered throughout the territory.
Fort Spring instead it is a battlefield that still recalls the history of the bloody struggles that marked Arkansas, in the encounter between the east and the west of the USA



In Craters of the Diamond State Park you can still search freely i diamonds, around you can visit the five lakes called Diamanti.

The state capital is Little Rock, which rose to the fore of newspapers around the world as the hometown of Bill Clinton, who studied and started his university career in Arkansas.

Historical notes

The State of Arkansas was initially inhabited by Indian tribes, even today some names have a clear Indian derivation. In the mid-1500s this land was visited for the first time by Europeans, first Spaniards then French but it was only in 1836 that it became a state. In 1861 begins the Civil war, to break away from the Federal Union but the ideas of independence are crushed in 1864. From there begins the ascent to bring Arkansas to be a territory in which to start new activities and create urban centers that still do not exist. A great boost is given by the search for precious minerals.



Attractions

Arkansas is full of paths for the discovery of nature and its parks.
There is no shortage of renowned spas where you can enjoy relaxation. Hot Springs it is the most important spa in all of the USA Eureka Spring instead it has a very fascinating Victorian architecture and every year it hosts the craft fair, during which it seems to still live in the nineteenth century.
Little Rock is a small capital, but it boasts an ideal mall for shopping.

Kitchen

The traditional menu is based on beef or fried chicken. In the capital you can also eat there rainbow trout grilled. The winning point of the cuisine of this state, however, is the wine; tours are organized among the various producers, thus also going in search of the testimonies of the Old West.

Nature and adventure

Arkansas has always been a sought-after state due to its ancient dimension linked to the discovery of the West. Many have been those who have placed their hopes for a life of gold and diamonds in its territory. The Diamonds lakes are also so called for their natural beauty. The Hot Spring Park is the smallest in the USA but boasts of being very precious for its 47 thermal springs of hot water, also rich in minerals, useful for the treatment of various ailments and for well-being.

ARKANSAS, AR – 37.72N, 092.35W STATE MAP - OFFICIAL SITE
ABNAMED: “The Natural State”
ORIGIN NAME: This is the name that in the 600th century the French Jesuits gave to a group of Sioux, who thus called the river in the area.
CAPITAL: Little Rock
STATE BOUNDARIES: Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas
MEMBER UNION FROM: 15 June 1836 (25th state)
POPULATION: 2.551.373
CAPITAL POPULATION: 197.958 ab.
COUNTY NUMBER: 75
POOR PEOPLE: 17.5 % water content
MOTTO: “Regnat populus (The people rule)”
TREE: Pine
BIRD: Mockingbird
FLOWER: Apple Blossom
SONG: Arkansas
FLAG: A diamond on a red field represents the only place in North America where diamonds have been discovered and mined. The twenty-five white stars around the diamond mean that Arkansas was the twenty-fifth state that joined the union. The star in the top center on the white field symbolizes Arkansas's membership as a Confederate member during the Civil War. The other three stars represent Spain, France and the United States, the first countries to rule the lands of Arkansas. The flag was adopted in 1913.
Economics
- AGRICULTURE: Poultry and eggs, soy, livestock, cotton, rice, pigs, milk.
- INDUSTRY : Transformation of food products, electrical equipment, metal derivatives.
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