Little Rock, Arkansas


Little Rock is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Arkansas.

A U.S. state is a constituent political entity of the United States.

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It is also the county seat of Pulaski County.

A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish.

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It was incorporated on November 7, 1831, on the south bank of the Arkansas River close to the geographic center of the state.


The city derives its name from a rock formation along the river, named "le petit rocher" by the French in the 1720s.


The capital of the Arkansas Territory was moved to Little Rock from Arkansas Post in 1821.

The Territory of Arkansas, initially organized as the Territory of Arkansaw, was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from March 2, 1819 until June 15, 1836, when the final extent of the territory was admitted to the Union as the State of Arkansas.


The city's population was 193,524 at the 2010 census.

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population.


The six county Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area is ranked 75th in terms of population in the United States with 724,385 residents according to the 2013 estimate by the United States Census Bureau.

Central Arkansas, also known as the Little Rock metro, designated by the United States Office of Management and Budget as the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area, is the most populous metro area in the US state of Arkansas.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy.


Little Rock is a cultural, economic, government, and transportation center within Arkansas and the South.


Several cultural institutions are located in Little Rock, such as the Arkansas Arts Center, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, in addition to the hiking, boating, and other outdoor recreational opportunities.

The Arkansas Arts Center is located on the corner of 9th and Commerce streets in MacArthur Park, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.

Arkansas Repertory Theatre is the state’s largest nonprofit resident theatre.


Little Rock's history is available through history museums, historic districts or neighborhoods like the Quapaw Quarter, and historic sites such as Little Rock Central High School.

The Quapaw Quarter of Little Rock, Arkansas, is a section of the city including its oldest and most historic business and residential neighborhoods.

Little Rock Central High School is an accredited comprehensive public high school in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States.

The Quapaw people are a tribe of Native Americans that coalesced in the Midwest and Ohio Valley.


The city is the headquarters of Dillard's, Windstream Communications, Acxiom, Stephens Inc., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Heifer International, the Clinton Foundation, and the Rose Law Firm.

Windstream Holdings, Inc., also doing business as Windstream Communications or Windstream, is a provider of voice and data network communications, and managed services, to businesses in the United States.

The Clinton Foundation, and from 2013 to 2015, briefly renamed the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation is a nonprofit corporation under section 501c3 of the U.S. tax code.

Heifer International is a global nonprofit working to eradicate poverty and hunger through sustainable, values-based holistic community development.


Other large corporations, such as Dassault Falcon Jet and LM Wind Power have large operations in the city.

Dassault Aviation SA is an international French aircraft manufacturer of military, regional, and business jets, a subsidiary of Dassault Group.

LM Wind Power is the world's largest independent supplier of rotor blades to the wind industry.


State government is a large employer, with many offices being located in downtown Little Rock.


Two Interstate highways, Interstate 30 and Interstate 40, meet in Little Rock, with the Port of Little Rock serving as a shipping hub.

Interstate 40 is a major east-west Interstate Highway running through the south-central portion of the United States generally north of Interstate 10 and Interstate 20 but south of Interstate 70.

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