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Illinois . USA

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Capital - Springfield

No. of Counties - 102

Population - 12,812,508

Area - 57,915 sq mi (149,997 km2) sqkm

Pop. Density - 232/sq mi (89.4/km2)

Median Household Income - $65,030

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About - Illinois

Here are some key facts about the state of Illinois, USA:

  1. Capital: Springfield
  2. Largest City: Chicago
  3. Nickname: The Prairie State
  4. Motto: "State Sovereignty, National Union"
  5. Statehood: Illinois became the 21st state of the United States on December 3, 1818.
  6. Population: As of my last update, Illinois had a population of over 12.6 million people, making it the sixth most populous state in the U.S.
  7. Geography: Illinois is located in the Midwest region of the United States and is bordered by Indiana to the east, Wisconsin to the north, Iowa and Missouri to the west, and Kentucky to the south.
  8. Landmarks: Illinois is home to several famous landmarks including the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) in Chicago, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, the John Hancock Center, and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.
  9. Economy: Illinois has a diverse economy with industries such as manufacturing, agriculture, finance, technology, and transportation playing key roles. Chicago, the largest city in Illinois, is a major financial and commercial hub.
  10. Education: The state is home to several prestigious universities including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern University, and the University of Chicago.
  11. Sports: Illinois has professional sports teams in all major leagues including the Chicago Bears (NFL), Chicago Bulls (NBA), Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox (MLB), and the Chicago Blackhawks (NHL).
  12. Politics: Illinois has historically been a politically significant state in the U.S. It has a diverse political landscape, with Chicago often being a stronghold for the Democratic Party while other parts of the state lean more conservative.

These are just some key facts about Illinois, showcasing its rich history, culture, and significance within the United States.

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