Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Little Rock is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arkansas. 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. The city derived its name from a rock formation along the river, named the "Little Rock" (French: Le Petit Rocher) by the French explorer Jean-Baptiste Bรฉnard de la Harpe in 1722. The capital of the Arkansas Territory was moved to Little Rock from Arkansas Post in 1821. The six-county Little Rockโ€“North Little Rockโ€“Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is ranked 81st in terms of population in the United States.

Little Rock is a cultural, economic, government, and transportation centre within Arkansas and the South. Several cultural institutions are in Little Rock, such as the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, in addition to hiking, boating, and other outdoor recreational opportunities. Little Rock's history is available through history museums, historic districts or neighborhoods of Little Rock like the Quapaw Quarter, and historic sites such as Little Rock Central High School. The city is the headquarters of Dillard's, Windstream Communications, Stephens Inc., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Heifer International, Winrock International, the Clinton Foundation, and the Rose Law Firm.

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Economy Dillard's Department Stores, Windstream Communications and Acxiom, Simmons Bank, Bank of the Ozarks, Rose Law Firm, Central Flying Service, and large brokerage Stephens Inc. are headquartered in Little Rock. Large companies headquartered in other cities but with a large presence in Little Rock are Dassault Falcon Jet (near Little Rock National Airport in the eastern part of the city), Fidelity National Information Services (in north-western Little Rock), and Welspun Corp (in Southeast Little Rock). Little Rock and its surroundings are home to headquarters for large nonprofit organizations, such as Winrock International, Heifer International, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, Clinton Foundation, Lions World Services for the Blind, Clinton Presidential Center, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, FamilyLife, Audubon Arkansas, and The Nature Conservancy. Little Rock is also home to the American Taekwondo Association and Arkansas Hospital Association. Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, Baptist Health Medical Center, Entergy, Dassault Falcon Jet, Siemens, AT&T Mobility, Kroger, Euronet Worldwide, L'Orรฉal, Timex, and UAMS are employers throughout Little Rock. One of the state's largest public employers, with over 10,552 employees, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and its healthcare partnersโ€”Arkansas Children's Hospital and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare Systemโ€”have a total annual economic impact in Arkansas of about $5 billion. UAMS receives less than 11% of its funding from the state; it is funded by payments for clinical services (64%), grants and contracts (18%), philanthropy and other (5%), and tuition and fees (2%). The Little Rock port is an intermodal river port with a large industrial business complex. It is designated as Foreign Trade Zone 14. International corporations such as Danish manufacturer LM Glasfiber have established new facilities adjacent to the port.

Along with Louisville and Memphis, Little Rock has a branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis.

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Colleges and universities 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. UAMS is Arkansas's largest basic and applied research institution, with programs in multiple myeloma, aging, and other areas. A pair of smaller, historically black colleges, Arkansas Baptist College and Philander Smith College, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, are also in Little Rock. Located in downtown is the Clinton School of Public Service, a branch of the University of Arkansas System, which offers master's degrees in public service. Pulaski Technical College has two locations in Little Rock. The Pulaski Technical College Little Rock-South site houses programs in automotive technology, collision repair technology, commercial driver training, diesel technology, small engine repair technology and motorcycle/all-terrain vehicle repair technology. The Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute and The Finish Line Cafe are also in Little Rock-South. There is a Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock associated with the American Baptist Association. The school began as Missionary Baptist College in Sheridan in Grant County.

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States 
<b>Little Rock, Arkansas, United States</b>
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Little Rock has a population of over 197,312 people. Little Rock also forms part of the wider Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan area which has a population of over 738,344 people. Little Rock is the #86 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 4.6517 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores. Little Rock is ranked #251 for startups with a score of 1.361.

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Twin Towns, Sister Cities Little Rock has links with:

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Antipodal to Little Rock is: 87.724,-34.749

Locations Near: Little Rock -92.2757,34.7488

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ North Little Rock -92.25,34.767 d: 3.1  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Conway -92.45,35.083 d: 40.4  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Pine Bluff -92.003,34.224 d: 63.5  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Searcy -91.733,35.233 d: 73.1  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hot Springs -93.054,34.509 d: 76  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Russellville -93.133,35.267 d: 97  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Jonesboro -90.708,35.844 d: 187.3  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Branson -93.217,36.65 d: 227.8  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Texarkana -94.039,33.43 d: 218.8  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Texarkana -94.055,33.435 d: 219.5  

Antipodal to: Little Rock 87.724,-34.749

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Bunbury 115.637,-33.327 d: 17446.5  

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Mandurah 115.721,-32.529 d: 17419.9  

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Rockingham 115.717,-32.267 d: 17413.5  

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ City of Cockburn 115.833,-32.167 d: 17400.2  

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Wanneroo 115.803,-31.747 d: 17391.3  

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Vincent 115.834,-31.936 d: 17393.8  

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Perth 115.857,-31.953 d: 17392.2  

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Cannington 115.934,-32.017 d: 17386.9  

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Guildford 115.973,-31.9 d: 17380.1  

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Midland 116.01,-31.888 d: 17376.4  

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