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Skyline of Madison, Wisconsin as seen from Lake Monona. Monona Terrace in center
Skyline of Madison, Wisconsin as seen from Lake Monona. Monona Terrace in center.
Image: Emery

About Madison

Flag of Madison, WisconsinSatellite view showing Madison, capital and second largest city of the State of Wisconsin in the United States. The county seat of Dane County is located 80 mi (127 km) west of Milwaukee, WI in the Four Lakes region in south-central Wisconsin. A portion of Madison is built on the isthmus (land-bridge) between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona.

Wisconsin State Capitol at night
Wisconsin State Capitol.
Image: Paul Frederickson

Wisconsin Territory was created in 1836 and in need for a capital. Although Madison existed only on paper back then, it was chosen by vote as the new seat of government, vigorously lobbied by James Doty, who had purchased over a thousand acres (4 km²) of land on the isthmus.

Today Madison is a mid-sized Midwestern city and college town with a population of nearly 250,000 inhabitants (in 2015), more than 641,000 people live in its metropolitan area.

The city is home of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Wisconsin's flagship public university.

Madison's economy is a government-based economy, the state government, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and UW Health are the top employers. Other economic sectors are manufacturing, services, health (11 accredited hospitals), biotechnology and advertising.

Madison points of interest:

Barack Obama in Madison, Wisconsin, 2010
President Barack Obama at the University of Wisconsin Madison campus at Library Mall on 28 Oct 2010.
Image: John Kees
Madison is home to a number of historical sites and popular festivals.

Historic places: Wisconsin State Capitol (the Badger state capitol is the third capitol building since Wisconsin's statehood in 1848, it was completed in 1917. The capitol building houses both chambers of the Wisconsin legislature, the Supreme Court and the Office of the Governor). Governor's Mansion (Executive Residence in Maple Bluff, is the Wisconsin state governor's residence)

Places: Library Mall (large city plaza)
Rhythm and Booms

Visual arts: Chazen Museum of Art (major art museum with a large collection of works of European and American artists).
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art - MMoCA (art museum and part of the Overture Center for the Arts)

Performing arts: Overture Center for the Arts (performing arts center with several theaters and performing stages, it is home to the Madison Symphony Orchestra). Orpheum (live performance and musical theater). Majestic Theatre (live music venue), Madison Repertory Theatre (The Rep, a professional theater company)

Kids: Madison Children's Museum (interactive museum for children with various activities available)

Convention center: Monona Terrace (convention center on the shores of Lake Monona, designed by Wisconsin native architect Frank Lloyd Wright, opened in 1997).

Shopping: East Towne Mall (shopping mall). West Towne Mall (the other shopping mall).

Parks: Henry Vilas Zoo (one of the few free zoos in the US). Olbrich Botanical Gardens (gardens with many ponds and Midwest-hardy plants, a conservatory and a Thai Pavilion). UW Arboretum (1,200 acres of cultivated fields and pastures that had previously fallen into disuse). Capital Springs State Recreation Area (state park and recreation area around Lake Waubesa)

Lakes: Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, Lake Waubesa, and Lake Kegonsa, the four successive lakes of the Yahara River.
Lake Wingra (small polluted lake surrounded by Edgewood College, Henry Vilas Zoo and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum).

Just zoom in (+) to see Wisconsin State Capitol, the only State Capitol ever built on an isthmus. The building houses Wisconsin's State Supreme Court, the Senate, and the Office of the Governor.

The page shows a city map of Madison with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out to find the location of Dane County Regional Airport (IATA code: MSN) 6 mi (9 km) by road, northeast of Madison's central business district.

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Local Time Madison:
Friday-July-20  10:15  
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
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Google Map: Searchable Map of the City of Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

City Coordinates: 43°4′N 89°24′W
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