Welcome to MyKlexikon – the Wikipedia for children! View source for Arkansas ← Arkansas Jump to: navigation, search You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: The action you have requested is limited to users in the group: Users. You can view and copy the source of this page. [[File:20131026 1523 Mount Magazine.png|thumb|Mount Magazine is the highest point in Arkansas]] Arkansas is an American state located in the south of the country. It is called the "Natural State" because it has lots of nature. The state name Arkansas comes from the French pronunciation of a term used by the native Quapaw people, which roughly translates to "land of the people who live downriver." Arkansas has a little less than 3 million inhabitants. The capital and largest city of the state is Little Rock with about 200,000 inhabitants. Arkansas lies west of the Mississippi River, which forms a border with the neighboring states of [[Mississippi (State)|Mississippi]] and [[Tennessee]]. Arkansas landscape includes mountains with dense forests but also fertile plains, which are used for agriculture and livestock breeding. Furthermore, numerous natural caves are part of the landscape. Before the arrival of Europeans, Arkansas was settled by the Quapaw, Caddo, and Osage Indians. The first European to set foot in the area was Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto in 1541. More than 100 years later, the French established a trading post at the confluence of the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers. In the 18th century, Arkansas was part of the French colony of Louisiana, which was later purchased by the United States. In 1836 Arkansas became the 25th state of the United States. During the Civil War, Arkansas fought on the side of the Confederates, who lost the war to the Northern States. <gallery> File:Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Searcy, Arkansas.jpg|Presbyterian Church in Searcy File:Brier Creek Ouachita National Forest.jpg|A Creek in the Ouachita National Forest File:Skyline of Little Rock, Arkansas - 20050319.jpg|The skyline of Little Rock at night File:Pea Ridge 6.jpg|Pea Ridge was a battleside during the civil war File:Arvest Ball Park.jpg|The Baseball-stadium Arvest Ballpark in Springdale </gallery> [[Category:Articles]] Return to Arkansas. Retrieved from "https://myklexikon.zum.de/wiki/Arkansas"