12 Facts About Little Rock

1. Little Rock is the capital, largest and primate city of the US state of Arkansas.

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

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

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

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

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8. North Little Rock was once the 8th ward of Little Rock.

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9. 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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10. 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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11. Little Rock was a host of the First and Second Rounds of the 2008 NCAA men's basketball tournament.

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12. Little Rock averaged 1.58 cars per household in 2016, compared to a national average of 1.8 per household.

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