Little Rock, AR Net Worth is710,900 Population
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Official Name: City of Little Rock, Arkansas
Nickname: The Rock, Rock Town, LR
Settlement Type: City
Image Flag: Flag of Little Rock.svg
Image Seal: Littlerockseal.jpg
Image Map: Pulaski County Arkansas Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Little Rock Highlighted.svg
Mapsize: 250px
Map Caption: Location in Pulaski County, Arkansas
Image Skyline: Skyline of Little Rock, Arkansas - 20050319.jpg
Subdivision Type: List of countries
Subdivision Type 1: Political divisions of the United States
Subdivision Type 2: List of counties in Arkansas
Subdivision Name: United States
Subdivision Name 1: Arkansas
Subdivision Name 2: Pulaski County, Arkansas
Government Type: Mayor-Council government
Leader Title: Mayor
Leader Name: Mark Stodola
Established Title: Founded
Established Title 2: Municipal corporation
Established Date: 1821
Established Date 2: 1831
Area Magnitude: 1 E8
Unit Pref: Imperial
Area Total Sq Mi: 116.8
Area Total Km 2: 302.5
Area Land Sq Mi: 116.2
Area Land Km 2: 300.9
Area Metro Sq Mi: 4090.34
Area Metro Km 2: 10593.94
Population As Of: 2010
Population Total: 193,524
Population Metro: 699,757
Timezone: Central Standard Time
Utc Offset: -6
Timezone DST: Central Daylight Time
Utc Offset DST: -5
Coordinates Display: inline,title
Coordinates Type: region:US type:city
Latd: 34 /latm
Longd: 92 /longm
Elevation M: 102
Elevation Ft: 335
Area Code: Area code 501
Blank Name: Federal Information Processing Standard
Blank Info: 05-41000
Blank 1 Name: Geographic Names Information System feature ID
Blank 1 Info: 0083350
Denomination: Little Rocker
Little Rock is the capital and the largest city of the U.S. state of Arkansas. The city has a population of 193,524 people, while the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had a population of 709,901 people in the 2011 census, making it the 72th largest MSA in the country. The MSA is in turn included in the Little Rocka??North Little Rocka??Pine Bluff, Arkansas Combined Statistical Area, which had a population of 886,992 in the 2011 census, making it the 47th largest combined statistical area in America. As of the 2010 US Census, Little Rock had a population of 193,524. It is the county seat of Pulaski County.
Located near the geographic center of Arkansas, Little Rock derives its name from a small rock formation on the south bank of the Arkansas River called la Petite Roche (French: "the little rock"). The "little rock" was used by early river traffic as a landmark and became a well-known river crossing. The "little rock" is across the river from "big rock", a large bluff at the edge of the river, which was once used as a rock quarry.
There have been two ships of the United States Navy named after the city, including USS Little Rock (LCS-9).
Archeological artifacts provide evidence of Native Americans inhabiting Central Arkansas for thousands of years before Europeans arrived. The early inhabitants may have included the Folsom people, Bluff Dwellers, and Mississippian culture peoples who built earthwork mounds recorded in 1541 by Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto's expedition. Historical tribes of the area included the Caddo, Quapaw, Osage, Choctaw, and Cherokee.
Little Rock was named for a stone outcropping on the bank of the Arkansas River used by early travelers as a landmark. La Petite Roche (French for "the Little Rock"), named in 1721 by French explorer and trader Jean-Baptiste BA(C)nard de la Harpe, marked the transition from the flat Mississippi Delta region to the Ouachita Mountain foothills. Travelers referred to the area as "the Little Rock", a

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Arkansas officially announces games in Little Rock will continue through 2024

Arkansas and the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism officially announced that games at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock will continue through 2024. On Thursday, it was announced that three additional regular-season SEC games will take place at the ...
Posted: May 17, 2018, 9:13 am

Green acres: Former orphanage now home to North Little Rock nonprofit that offers urban farming opportunities

She was one of six citizens who in 2009 created the St. Joseph Center of Arkansas, an independent 501(c) 3 nonprofit. Its mission was to preserve and restore the site at 6800 Camp Robinson Road in North Little Rock. In 2010 it signed a 50-year lease ...
Posted: May 20, 2018, 10:48 pm

Business bloc aims to boost southwest Little Rock

The alliance has already worked with the Arkansas Economic Development Institute at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to produce a report on the 16.5-square-mile area that includes a demographic profile and explains the "issues, opportunities and ...
Posted: May 20, 2018, 11:04 pm
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