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Physiographic divisions of Arkansas


Arkansas is divided topographically into two major regions along a northeast-southwest trending “fall line”.  This imaginary line divides resistant sedimentary Paleozoic rocks of the Interior Highlands from unconsolidated sediments of the Gulf Coastal Plain.  Each region is further divided into five physiographic regions of Arkansas.

Linkable Map of the Physiographic Regions of Arkansas
PDF Physiographic Regions PDF
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