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The capital of Arkansas is Little Rock.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Arkansas: AR
For a short while in 1963, the U.S. Postal Office recommended "ARK" as the abbreviation for Arkansas. Toward the end of 1963, the Post Office made the currently used "AR" the official abbreviation.
Typical abbreviation for Arkansas: Ark.
The pronunciation of Arkansas:
When the people of Arkansas refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: The state of Arkansas is in the Central Time (CST/CDT) zone and observes daylight saving time.
Nicknames for Alabama: "The Natural State"; "Land of Opportunity"; "Razorback State"
State Motto: "Regnat Populus" (The people rule)
State Bird: Mockingbird (mimus polyglottos)
State Tree: Loblolly Pine (pinus taeda)
State Flower: Apple Blossom (malus)
State Song: "Arkansas" or "Oh, Arkansas"
Statehood: Arkansas became the 25th state on Jun 15, 1836. Arkansas was the 9th state to secede from the Union (on May 6, 1861) and following the Civil War, was the 2nd Confederate state to be re-admitted (on June 22, 1868).
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