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Satellite view showing Indianapolis, the seat of Marion County, most populous city and the capital of the State of Indiana in the United States. The city is located in the East North Central region of the Midwestern United States, about 100 mi (160 km) north west of Cincinnati and 163 mi (260 km) south east of Chicago. Indianapolis' center lies on the eastern bank of the White River, near the site where the Fall Creek meets the White River.
The State of Indiana has just been in existence for about four years, when in 1820 the General Assembly of Indiana authorized a selection committee to search for a permanent site for the new state capital. The committee decided in favor for a location along the west fork of the White River, near Indiana's geographic center. The idea was to use the river as a route of transport, unfortunately the river turned out to be too shallow for shipping traffic.
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Anyway Indianapolis was founded in 1821, it became officially Indiana's state capital in 1825.
Today the city has a population of about 853,000 inhabitants (in 2015), nearly 2 million live in Greater Indianapolis (Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area).
The city is home to Indiana State University-Purdue University and the University of Indianapolis.
Indianapolis points of interest:
Indianapolis is most famous for its motor racing events like the annual Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it is the largest single-day sporting event in the world.
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One of the city's special feature is the Cultural Trail, an urban bike and pedestrian path that connects the city's five downtown Cultural Districts, neighborhoods and entertainment facilities, the trail might rejoin Fountain Square with the downtown area, the refurbished Indiana Central Canal and White River State Park with the formerly African-American district of Indiana Avenue and with the city's premier arts and entertainment area of Wholesale District.
Places: Monument Circle (the very center of Indianapolis' city map), Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (the iconic symbol of Indianapolis, the neoclassical monument was built between 1889 and 1902 to commemorate Indiana's soldiers), Indiana Convention Center (), Indiana State Capitol (), Indiana World War Memorial Plaza (monument for fallen WWI soldiers), Indiana Central Canal (relict of a mistaken investment), Broad Ripple Village (youth culture and nightlife), Scottish Rite Cathedral (historic Neo-Gothic Masonic building with a ballroom, built between 1927 and 1929)
Churches: Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal Church), St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church (Catholic Church)
Museums: Children's Museum of Indianapolis (world's largest children's museum), Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum (automotive museum houses the Auto Racing Hall of Fame), Indianapolis Museum of Art (encyclopedic art museum, showing African, American, Asian, and European works of art), Indiana State Museum (exhibitions display the science, art, culture, and history of Indiana), Eiteljorg Museum (cowboys and indians), Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum (museum of Indiana history during the American Civil War)
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Performing arts: Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) and Indiana Theatre (theater complex), Hilbert Circle Theatre (home to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra)
Parks: Indianapolis Zoo (zoo, aquarium, and botanical garden), White River State Park (public park on the fringes of downtown and one of the six cultural districts), Eagle Creek Park (the city's the largest park and a nature reserve), Holliday Park (public park with a giant playground), Conner Prairie (interactive history park)
Shopping: Circle Centre Mall (over 100 stores on four levels)
Sports: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (home of the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400), Bankers Life Fieldhouse (indoor arena and home of the Indiana Pacers and and Indiana Fever basketball teams), Lucas Oil Stadium (multi-purpose stadium and home field of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts), Victory Field (minor league ballpark near White River State Park)
Just zoom in (+) to see Indiana State Capitol close to Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. Street view and 45-degree view available.
The Map shows a city map of Indianapolis with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out to find Indianapolis International Airport (IATA code: IND) located 12.6 mi (11 km) by road (via I-70 W) southwest of the central business district.
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Wednsday-October-26 2016 11:12Standard time zone Eastern (EST): UTC/GMT -5 hours
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City Coordinates: 39°46′5.88″N 86°9′29.52″W
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