Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Fayetteville
City
City of Fayetteville
Clockwise from top: Fayetteville skyline around the Historic Square, Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, Old Main, Wilson Park, the Fayetteville Depot, and the Washington County Courthouse.
Nickname(s): "Track Capital of the World",[1] "The Hill"[2]
Motto(s): Regnat Populus (the people rule)
Location in Arkansas
Location in Arkansas
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountyWashington
Founded1828
IncorporatedNovember 3, 1836
Rechartered1867
Named fororiginally George Washington, renamed after Fayetteville, Tennessee
Government
 • TypeMayor-council
 • MayorLioneld Jordan
 • City Council
Area
 • City55.2 sq mi (143 km2)
 • Land53.8 sq mi (139 km2)
 • Water1.4 sq mi (4 km2)
Elevation1,400 ft (427 m)
Population (2010)[4]
 • City73,580
 • Estimate (2014)[5]80,621
 • Density1,366.3/sq mi (527.5/km2)
 • Urban295,083 (US: 129th)
 • Metro491,966 (US: 106th)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central)
ZIP codes72701–72704
Area code(s)479
FIPS code05-23290
GNIS feature ID0076914
WebsiteCity of Fayetteville
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fayetteville, Arkansas

Fayetteville is a city and county seat of Washington County in the state of Arkansas in the United States of America.

It is also home to the University of Arkansas, which is the state's largest university.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "#28 Fayetteville, AR". Best Places For Business And Careers. Forbes. 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2011.
  2. Bartholomew, Dustin (November 9, 2009). "Does Fayetteville really need a nickname?". Fayetteville Flyer. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  3. Gill, Todd (December 18, 2012). "City Council recap for Dec. 18, 2012". Fayetteville Flyer. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
  5. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
  6. "Comprehensive Arkansas Higher Education Annual Report" (PDF). Arkansas Department of Higher Education. December 1, 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2013.