Little Rock
Capital city & most populous city in Arkansas

Population: 198,606


THE NAMESAKE

The city derives its name from a rock formation found downtown along the Arkansas River. The formation was named “La Petite Roche” (the little rock) by the French explorer Bénard de la Harpe, who discovered it in 1722. Visitors can view the rock at La Petite Roche Plaza. The park includes a path that leads to the base of the Junction Bridge Pedestrian & Cycling Walkway where interpretive panels explain the importance of the site.


THE LINGO

Navigate like a native with this pronunciation guide!

Commonly Mispronounced Correct Pronunciation
Cantrell Road CAN-trull
Rodney Parham Road PAIR-um
Kanis Road KAY-nis
Chenal Parkway shin-ALL
Saline County suh-LEAN
Maumelle maw-MELL
Markham Street MARK-um

DRIVING DISTANCES

Making the drive to and from nearby major cities

*Mileage estimates via Google.com/Maps


WEATHER

Central Arkansas experiences all four seasons; pack accordingly.

SPRING 73º average high
SUMMER 93º average high
FALL 75º average high
WINTER 31º average low
AVERAGE RAINFALL 48.5"
AVERAGE SNOWFALL 5.2"