Rolla is a small town in the U.S. state of Missouri and the administrative center ( county seat ) of Phelps County. Rolla has about 16,000 inhabitants and is situated at the foot of the Ozarks.
The city is home to the University of Missouri - Rolla, a distributed a total of four in the state campus of the University of Missouri with a specialization in mining.
Since 1998, Rolla maintains a partnership with the Thuringian town Sondershausen. In Rolla is a facility of the pet food company Royal Canin.