Little Rock, Arkansas

capital and largest city of Arkansas, United States

Little Rock is the capital city and largest city of the U.S. state of Arkansas. Billy Joel mentions it in "We Didn't Start the Fire".

Little Rock
City of Little Rock
Little Rock skyline
Clinton Presidential Library
Arkansas Razorbacks Football in War Memorial Stadium
Central High School
Arkansas State Capitol
River Market District
Flag of Little Rock
Nickname(s): 
The Rock, Rock Town, LR
Map
Interactive map of Little Rock
Coordinates: 34°44′10″N 92°19′52″W / 34.73611°N 92.33111°W / 34.73611; -92.33111
Country United States
State Arkansas
CountyPulaski
TownshipBig Rock
FoundedJune 1, 1821; 202 years ago (1821-06-01)
Incorporated (town)November 7, 1831; 192 years ago (1831-11-07)
Incorporated (city)November 2, 1835; 188 years ago (1835-11-02)
Named forFrench: La Petite Roche
(The "Little Rock")
Government
 • TypeCouncil-manager
 • MayorFrank Scott Jr. (D)
 • CouncilLittle Rock City Council
Area
 • State capital and city123.00 sq mi (318.58 km2)
 • Land120.05 sq mi (310.92 km2)
 • Water2.61 sq mi (6.76 km2)
 • Metro
4,090.34 sq mi (10,593.94 km2)
Elevation
335 ft (102 m)
Population
 (2022)
 • State capital and city204,405
 • RankUS: 118th
 • Density1,672.81/sq mi (645.87/km2)
 • Urban
461,864 (US: 87th)
 • Urban density1,724.6/sq mi (665.9/km2)
 • Metro
748,031 (US: 81st)
DemonymLittle Rocker
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code(s)
72002, 72103, 72201, 72202, 72204, 72205, 72206, 72207, 72209, 72210, 72211, 72212, 72223, 72227
Area code501
FIPS code05-41000
GNIS feature ID0083350
Major airportClinton National Airport/Adams Field (LIT)
Interstate HighwaysI-30, I-40, I-430, I-440, I-530, I-630
Other major highwaysUS 65, US 67, US 70, US 167, AR 107
Websitewww.littlerock.gov

References

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  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 18, 2017.

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