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What are some of the major towns in Arkansas?

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As of 2016, Fort Smith, Fayetteville and Springdale are the second-, third- and fourth-largest cities in Arkansas, respectively. Jonesboro and Conway are also major urban centers. Little Rock is the largest city and also the state capital.

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What are some of the major towns in Arkansas?
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Little Rock had a population of 193,524 as of 2010. It was founded in 1821 and incorporated in 1831. Companies such as Dillard's Department Stores, Windstream Communications and Acxiom have their corporate headquarters in the city. The city has many cultural amenities, including the Arkansas Arboretum, Community Theatre of Little Rock, Quapaw Quarter and Villa Marre. The city is also home to The University of Arkansas, Philander Smith College and Arkansas Baptist College.

As of 2012, Fort Smith was home to 87,443 residents. It features 61.7 square miles of land area and was founded in 1817. The city is situated near the border between Arkansas and Oklahoma. In its early days, Fort Smith functioned as a western frontier military post and was a vital staging point for people who participated in the first California gold rush. The city is named after General Thomas Adams Smith, commander of the United States Army Rifle Regiment in 1817.

As of 2012, Fayetteville had a population of 76,900. It is part of the Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area and is ranked 105th in the United States in terms of population.

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