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Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock Arkansas
Full nameCity of Little Rock, Arkansas
Official nameCity of Little Rock, Arkansas
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
TypeCouncil-Strong Mayor
MayorMark Stodola
Total Area116.8 sq mi (302.5 km2)
Land Area116.2 sq mi (301 km2)
Metro Area4090.34 sq mi (10594 km2)
Elevation335 ft (102.1 m)
Total Population193524 (2010)
Metro (pop.)699757
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code501
FIPS code05-41000
GNIS feature ID0083350

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Little Rock is the capital and the largest city of the U.S. state of Arkansas. The Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had a population of 699,757 people in the 2010 census. The MSA is in turn included in the Little Rock - North Little Rock - Pine Bluff, Arkansas Combined Statistical Area, which had a population of 877,091 in the 2010 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, making it the 118th largest city in America. 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.

There have been two ships of the United States Navy named after the city, including USS Little Rock (LCS-9).

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