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The Midwest > Illinois > Geography

Capitals > Metropolitan population 188,951 [36th of 41]
Capitals > Most populous city No
Capitals > Municipal population 111,454 [31st of 50]
Geographic centers > Location
28 miles northeast of Springfield
Geographic regions
The Midwest
Land area 55,584 sq mi [24th of 56]
Land borders
Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri
Largest cities (with populations) Chicago - 2,862,244
May 2004 tornado outbreak sequence tornadoes > Number 28 [5th of 26]
Mean County Area 1,470.55 sq.km. [38th of 49]
Percentage of area water 4.02% [23rd of 50]
State capitals (with populations) Springfield - 114,738
Tornadoes > Fatalities 182 [9th of 55]
Tornadoes > Injuries 3,599 [7th of 55]
Tornadoes > Total cost of damage $823,819,264.00 [8th of 55]
Tornadoes > Total number 1,137 [9th of 55]
Total area 57,914 sq mi [25th of 50]
US National Historic Landmarks > Number 84 [6th of 51]
US National Historic Landmarks > Number, non-duplicated 83 [6th of 51]
Water area 2,331 sq mi [20th of 50]

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ALTERNATIVE NAMES: IL

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Rick+Mason
29th June 2010
This state has the best nature i have ever seen.Its hard to believe but this state makes Wyoming and Colorado look bad.
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