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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.


Of Interest

News from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The Arkansas gun-range owner running for governor said Friday that she's been informed by the FBI that she is on the Islamic State's hit list, the Texarkana Gazette reported.


A man told police he was attacked with a metal pole by someone at a Little Rock convenience store.


Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza has recused from the city of Little Rock?s lawsuit against the Arkansas Ethics Commission and mayor contenders Warwick Sabin and Frank Scott Jr.


A Mercedes-Benz reported stolen from a Little Rock auto repair shop Monday morning was the same car whose driver tried to run over a police officer later that day, authorities said.


Swedish retailer H&M has set a tentative opening date for its second location, an outlet store, in Arkansas? capital city.


SEARCY ? A northeast Arkansas man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the slaying of an elderly World War II veteran.


Arkansas? first Movie Tavern opened Tuesday at Little Rock?s Gateway Town Center.


Authorities said they responded to a single-vehicle wreck involving an overturned tractor-trailer spilling fuel on a section of I-40 in Arkansas on Monday night.


The Arkansan trying to find love on ABC's "The Bachelor" stood out and advanced to another week on Monday night ? but not without a dose of drama.


Central Arkansas Library System will present a winter film series in February with the theme Love is Love.


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