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Indianapolis Indiana City Profile

Indianapolis, located in the center of the state of Indiana, was founded as its state capital in 1821. Indianapolis' population is just under 1 million, making it the third-largest city in the Midwest, after Chicago and Detroit. At its current rate of growth, it will overtake Detroit by 2010. In recent years, Indianapolis has placed effort in developing its reputation for a place rich in arts and culture, including a resurgence of the downtown cultural spots, new restaurants and hotels, and updated museums. Cultural districts such as Broad Ripple Village and Massachusetts Avenue include funky restaurants and art galleries.

Indianapolis Facts at a Glance:

  • Indianapolis is most noted for the largest single-day sporting event in the world (as measured by attendance), the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, which is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the largest stadium in the world.
  • The nation's largest half-marathon, the 500 Festival Minimarathon, is held in conjunction with Indianapolis 500-Mile Race. This annual 13-mile run boasts 35,000 runners and walkers.
  • Famous Indianapolis natives include Benjamin Harrison, Kurt Vonnegut, David Letterman, and Jane Pauley.
  • Area: 370 square miles
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