Little Rock

Little Rock

Little Rock (Quapaw: I’i-zhinka, lit. 'Little rock'[3]) is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Arkansas. The city's population was 202,591 as of the 2020 census.[4] The six-county Little Rock metropolitan area is the 81st-most populous in the United States with 748,031 residents according to the 2020 census.[5] As the county seat of Pulaski County, the city was incorporated on November 7, 1831, on the south bank of the Arkansas River close to the state's geographic center in Central Arkansas. The city derived its name from a rock formation along the river, named the "Little Rock" (le petit rocher) by the French explorer Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe in 1722. The capital of the Arkansas Territory was moved to Little Rock from Arkansas Post in 1821.