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Arkansas is in the southern part of the United States. Six states—Missouri to the north, Oklahoma to the west, Texas to the southwest, Louisiana to the south, and Mississippi and Tennessee to the east—border Arkansas. The Mississippi River provides much of Arkansas' eastern border.


Regions of Arkansas are home to famous cultural and natural landmarks, such as the Arkansas Air and Military Museum or the Blanchard Springs Caverns. Other natural landmarks also include the Buffalo National River, which measures 150 miles in length, and the Mammoth Spring State Park.


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.


Little Rock is the capital of Arkansas. Little Rock is located about 12 miles southeast of the city of Pulaski, the geographic center of the state. As of 2012, 196,537 people resided in the capital city, a 7.3 percent increase since 2000.


The major bodies of water in Arkansas include the Arkansas River, Mississippi River, Ouachita River, Red River, St. Francis River and White River. These rivers collect water from numerous streams in the state and divide Arkansas into different watersheds.


As of 2016, Fort Smith, Fayetteville and Springdale are the second-, third- and fourth-largest cities in Arkansas, respectively. Jonesboro and Conway are also major urban centers. Little Rock is the largest city and also the state capital.


Some attractions in Arkansas are the Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum, Buffalo National River and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The Walmart Museum is also located in Arkansas.


The Arkansas "hot check" law comes into effect when a person in the state of Arkansas writes a check for an amount he knows cannot be covered by the money in his bank account. Whether the hot-check writer has committed a felony or misdemeanor depends on the amount of the bounced check, but the penal


The Arkansas River begins in Lake County, Colo., near the city of Leadville. The headwaters develop from the snowpack in the Collegiate Range of the Rocky Mountains.


When heart disease is the cause of death, a person dies from a heart problem such as narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, malfunctioning valves or insufficient pumping, MedlinePlus explains. Abnormal heartbeats, either too fast, too slow or irregular, also cause deadly heart disease, stat