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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 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences expects to avoid a deficit in the coming fiscal year after announcing job cuts in January, according to budget documents presented Wednesday to Universi...


This fall's Arkansas Supreme Court runoff will include a candidate favored by Washington, D.C.-based groups that spent more than $1 million on TV ads on the race.


The Ten Commandments monument recently re-erected on the state Capitol grounds constitutes an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion in violation of the First Amendment, according to two ...


An ultimatum issued by the Arkansas Supreme Court on Wednesday spurred Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to again begin endorsing citizen-driven proposals for the 2018 ballot.


A judge on Wednesday found the state Department of Human Services in contempt of court for violating his order that barred it from using an algorithm to award hours of home-based care to disabled Medi...


As French Hill and Clarke Tucker pivot to November's general election, politicos around the country will be watching.


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The Legislature's tax overhaul task force voted Wednesday to study a wide range of proposals to change the state's individual income and corporate income tax laws.


Heavy rain in Pulaski County led to flooded roads and stalled vehicles but no reported injuries Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.


Tom Williams, an associate dean at Morehead State University in Kentucky and a former Arkansas State University associate professor, has been hired as a dean at the University of Central Arkansas in C...


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