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Illinois

Data & Facts

Illinois Flag
State Name
Illinois  - State Abbr.: IL
Statehood
3-Dez-1818
 - Statehood Ranking: 21
Land Area
55,584 sqaremiles  (143,958 qkm)
 - Land Area Ranking: 24
Population
12,419,293
(2000; Census every 10 years)
Capital
Springfield
Biggest City
Chicago
Nickname
The Prairie State oder The Land of Lincoln
Motto
State sovereignty, national union
Highest Point
376 m / 1,233 ft (Charles Mound)
Lowest Point
85 m / 279 ft (Mississippi River)
 - Dayligh Saving Time
 - yes
Tree
White Oak
Flower
Purple Violet
Bird
Cardinal
Animal
White-tailed Deer
Song
"Illinois" (Lyrics: Charles H. Chamberlin, Music: Archibald Johnston)

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MAP

 
GPS Coordinates

1 -- Springfield, Illinois State Capitol
Decimal Lat: 39.798341 / Lon: -89.654156
Degree

 
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