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About Des Moines

Flag of Des Moines, IowaSatellite view showing Des Moines, capital and the most populous city of the State of Iowa in the United States. The city is located in the south central part of Iowa, where the Raccoon River feeds into the Des Moines River, 333 mi (536 km) west of Chicago.

Des Moines Western Gateway Park
Des Moines Western Gateway Park with 801 Grand, also known as the "Principal Building".
In 1843 the U.S. Army established Fort Des Moines to keep the local natives at bay. The fort was not much later abandoned and settlers occupied the area. In 1849 the first stagecoach arrived at Ft. Des Moines and established a link to the cities in east.

In 1851 the settlement was incorporated and six years later the Iowa state capital was relocated from Iowa City to the more central town of Des Moines, inhabitants at that time, about 4,000.

Today Des Moines has a population of about 210,000 inhabitants (in 2015), about 600,000 people live in Des Moines metropolitan area.

Just zoom in to see Iowa State Capitol, seat of the Iowa General Assembly.

The Map shows a city map of Des Moines with expressways, main roads and streets. Des Moines International Airport (IATA code: DSM) is located 6.5 mi (10 km) by road southwest of the central business district of the city.

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Local Time Des Moines:
Saturday-July-23 2016  14:14  
Standard time zone: Central Standard Time (CST); UTC/GMT -6 hours Central Daylight Time (CDT) in use from the second Sunday in March, ends on the first Sunday in November; time zone offset: UTC/GMT -5 hours
φ Latitude, λ Longitude (of Map center; move the map to see coordinates):
Google Maps: Map of the City of Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
City Coordinates: 41°35′27″N 93°37′15″W
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