Little Rock, Arkansas

About Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock, the capital and largest city in the U.S. state Arkansas, is also the most populous. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city’s population was 202591 in 2020. The city is the county seat for Pulaski County. It was founded on November 7, 1831 on the Arkansas River’s south bank, close to the state’s geographic center. The city derived its name from a rock formation along the river, named the “Little Rock” (French: La Petite Roche) by the French explorer Jean-Baptiste Benard de la Harpe in 1722. In 1821, Arkansas Post moved the capital of Arkansas Territory to Little Rock. According to the 2020 estimate of the United States Census Bureau, the six-county Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), is ranked 81st in terms population in the United States with 748,031 inhabitants.

Little Rock is an important transportation, cultural, and government center in Arkansas and the South. Several cultural institutions are in Little Rock, such as the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, in addition to hiking, boating, and other outdoor recreational opportunities. Little Rock’s history is available through history museums, historic districts or neighborhoods of Little Rock like the Quapaw Quarter, and historic sites such as Little Rock Central High School. Dillard’s, Windstream Communications and Stephens Inc. are all headquartered in Little Rock. The city is home to many other corporations such as Amazon, Dassault Falcon Jet and LM Wind Power, Euronet Worldwide (AT&T), Euronet Worldwide, Simmons Bank, Euronet Worldwide, Entergy, and Euronet Worldwide. There are many offices in the city that serve as offices for the state government. The Port of Little Rock is a shipping hub and two major Interstate highways, Interstate 30/40, intersect in Little Rock.

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Pulaski Country is located within the U.S. state Arkansas. It has a population 399,125 making it the most populated county in Arkansas. Its county seat is Little Rock, which is also Arkansas’s capital and largest city. Pulaski County is Arkansas’s fifth county, formed on December 15, 1818, alongside Clark and Hempstead Counties. The county is named for Casimir Pulaski, a Polish volunteer who saved George Washington’s life during the American Revolutionary War. Pulaski County is part of the Little Rock-North Little Rock–Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had 731,612 residents in the 2015 census estimates. According to 2015 census estimates, there were 904,469 residents in Little Rock, North Little Rock Combined Statistical Area.

Little Rock, Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas

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