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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

The salaries of state government elected officials will increase by 3 percent later this year, barring some unforeseen issue arising during a two-week public comment period.


A $400,000 grant awarded with kickbacks was only the start of a Missouri company's plan to get another $4.7 million from the state, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.


The Arkansas Repertory Theatre's board of directors announced Tuesday that it will "suspend current operations," effective immediately, including canceling the final production of th...


The Arkansas Department of Transportation has all the pieces in place to improve the Cantrell Road/Interstate 430 interchange in west Little Rock.


The diagnosis of another northeast Arkansas food-service worker with hepatitis A prompted the state Department of Health on Tuesday to issue its second alert on the virus in less than a week.


Speaking to an assembly of attorneys -- of the GOP variety -- the questions for three Arkansas Supreme Court candidates Tuesday steered toward a particular point: the workload for those who appear bef...


Proposed pay raises for Pulaski County's five elected officials sailed through the Quorum Court on Tuesday night with little discussion, but with three dissenters.


Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field will make a voluntary annual payment of $77,901 to the Pulaski Drainage No. 2 Improvement District for the benefit it derives from the levee the d...


The results of a recent University of Arkansas at Little Rock survey on race, ethnicity and education show that a majority of black respondents who live in Little Rock -- 58 percent -- don't b...


Authorities in Madison County were searching Tuesday for a man suspected of threatening to kill a neighbor and pointing a shotgun at him.


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