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Arkansas is the first state in the U.S. where diamonds were found naturally (near Murfreesboro, Arkansas).
The eastern border of most of Arkansas is the Mississippi River, except in Clay and Greene counties where the St. Francis River forms the western boundary of the Missouri Bootheel. Arkansas shares its southern border with Louisiana, its northern border with Missouri, its eastern border with Tennessee and Mississippi, and its western border with Texas and Oklahoma.
Arkansas is a land of mountains and valleys, thick forests and fertile plains. Northwest Arkansas is part of the Ozark Plateau including the Boston Mountains, to the south are the Ouachita Mountains and these regions are divided by the Arkansas River; the southern and eastern parts of Arkansas are called the Lowlands.
The so-called Lowlands are better known as the Delta and the Grand Prairie. The land along the Mississippi River is referred to as the “Delta” of Arkansas. It gets this name from the formation of its rich alluvial soils formed from the flooding of the mighty Mississippi. The Grand Prairie is slightly away from the Mississippi River in the southeast portion of the state and consists of a more undulating landscape. Both are fertile agricultural areas and home to much of the crop agriculture in the state.
The Delta region is bisected by an unusual geological formation known as Crowley’s Ridge. A narrow band of rolling hills, Crowley’s Ridge rises from 250 to 500 feet above the surrounding alluvial plain.
Buffalo National River, one of many attractions that give the state’s nickname The Natural State.
Arkansas is home to many caves, such as Blanchard Springs Caverns.


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News from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

A flash flood warning is in effect in seven western Arkansas counties as a large area of thunderstorms moves into the area.


The number of degree seekers at the states public universities remains steady, but those students are now graduating more quickly.


Laura Webb was lost in thought.


Arlis Jones found a herd of elk grazing on his mother's grave.


While the state's public four-year universities are seeing increases in graduation rates, its private universities are experiencing downward trends.


Underneath a "Greetings from Little Rock" sign in Riverfront Park, Riverfest attendees took pictures of themselves as if they were on a postcard.


Mayor Joe Smith wants to transform North Little Rock's vacant Argenta Plaza into a vibrant area for dining, shopping and the arts and is turning to Fort Worth's popular Sundance Square...


When Joan Adcock is in southwest Little Rock in her official capacity as city director, she often is told by Hispanic residents that they don't trust her, city government or the police.


The City Council is set to decide June 23 whether to buy a former mobile-home manufacturing facility to convert into a community center -- a proposal that has evoked some concerns among leaders of two...


In a single day, scores of young women gathered at the University of Central Arkansas, where they solved computer problems, learned about criminal forensics, studied the stars, made paint and even han...


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