What Are the States Surrounding Arkansas?


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Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee surround Arkansas. Missouri is situated to the north of Arkansas, with Oklahoma to its west. Texas lies on the southwest border, while Louisiana lies to the south. Mississippi and Tennessee form the eastern border.

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Like most states, Arkansas' borders consist of natural and political boundaries. The Mississippi river largely determines the state's eastern border, with the St. Francis River forming part of the northeast corner. The southern border sits on the 33rd parallel (a measure of distance from Earth's equator), and most of the northern border follows near the 36th parallel. The western border partly consists of the Red River in the south but mostly follows along the 89th meridian (another measure of location) directly north.

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