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Springfield, Illinois (IL)

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Where is the Capital of Illinois?
The Map of Illinois (IL) shows the location of the state capital in the "Prairie State". Illinois has 102 counties, and the capital of the State is Springfield. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Springfield including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Springfield, Illinois.


The Map of Illinois and map provides an outline of the state, which covers 57,918 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Springfield, is 65.76 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Where is Springfield located?
The location of Springfield is in the center of the state of Illinois. The city is located in Sangamon county, Illinois.

Capital of Illinois - Springfield
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Springfield is the capital of the state. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

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Where is Illinois? (IL)

The State of Illinois is located in the mid west in north central United States.


History & Facts on Springfield, the Capital of Illinois
The History and Fast, fun facts about Springfield, the capital city of Illinois:

History & Facts about Springfield, Illinois - Fast Fact Sheet
Fact 1: The Capital of the State is Springfield but the largest city is Chicago
Fact 2: The state covers 57,918 square miles and the size of the capital is 65.76 square miles
Fact 3: The population of the capital city - 118,033. Nickname "Flower City"
Fact 4: It is the county seat of Sangamon county
Fact 5: History - In 1819 Elisha Kelly was the first to settle in the area

Fact 6: History - In 1837 the city became the capital of Illinois in 1837 and was the home of Abraham Lincoln at the time

Fact 7: History - The first mine was opened in 1866 and coal mining became an important industry to the city

Fact 8: History - Between 1868 - 1887 the state capitol building was built

Fact 9: History - The Centennial Building was constructed in 1923.

Fact 10: History - In 1930 a lake was constructed to provide water and electric power to the city

Fact 11: History - The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has the most complete collection of documents by Abraham Lincoln in the world

History & Facts about Springfield, Illinois - Fast Fact Sheet

Facts about the Population of Springfield, Illinois
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Springfield, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2009 population of Springfield was 118,033, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

Springfield, Illinois - Homework Help for Kids
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Capital of Illinois - Springfield

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