16 Facts About Little Rock


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

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

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Little Rock derives its name from a small rock formation on the south bank of the Arkansas River called the "Little Rock".

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The Little Rock was used by early river traffic as a landmark and became a well-known river crossing.

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The Little Rock is across the river from The Big Rock, a large bluff at the edge of the river, which was once used as a rock quarry.

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Little Rock was named for a stone outcropping on the bank of the Arkansas River used by early travelers as a landmark.

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Little Rock is on the south bank of the Arkansas River in Central Arkansas.

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Fourche Creek and Little Rock Creek run through the city, and flow into the river.

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City of North Little Rock is just across the river from Little Rock, but it is a separate city.

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The Little Rock port is an intermodal river port with a large industrial business complex.

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Little Rock is home to two universities that are part of the University of Arkansas System: the campuses of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are in the city.

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Little Rock is home to both the Arkansas School for the Blind and the Arkansas School for the Deaf, which are state-run schools operated by the Board of Trustees of the ASB–ASD.

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Little Rock was home to the Arkansas Twisters of Arena Football 2 and Indoor Football League and the Arkansas RimRockers of the American Basketball Association and NBA Development League.

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Little Rock was a host of the First and Second Rounds of the 2008 NCAA men's basketball tournament.

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Little Rock is home to the Little Rock Marathon, held on the first Saturday of March every year since 2003.

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Shorter routes designed to accommodate the flow of urban traffic across town include I-430, which bypasses the city to the west, I-440, which serves the eastern part of Little Rock including Clinton National Airport, and I-630 which runs east–west through the city, connecting west Little Rock with the central business district.

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