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Federated state of the central-eastern USA, 145,934 km², 12,831,970
residents (2006 estimate), 88 residents/km²,
capital: Springfield. Borders: Wisconsin (N), Indiana (E), Kentucky (S), Iowa and Missouri (W).
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The territory, mostly flat, with hilly undulations due to the morainic
deposits of the Quaternary glaciers, is located in the basin of
the Mississippi river which here, in the town of Cairo, receives
the Ohio river; these are the two main rivers that affect the country, but only
marginally, as they flow the first to the border with Iowa and Missouri, the
second along the border with Kentucky. The other major rivers all have a course
oriented from NE to SW and are tributaries of Mississippi, such as the Rock
River, Illinois and Kaskaskia, and Ohio, like Wabash, which marks part of the
Indiana border. The climate is continental, with marked temperature excursions
and copious rainfall, especially in the southern sector. Illinois is a large
agricultural state, among the most important in the USA: it is in fact at the
top for the production of soy, corn, wheat, oats and fodder. Other products
include barley, potatoes and rye; cattle breeding is also flourishing,
especially pigs. Coal, oil, lead, zinc and fluorite are extracted from the
subsoil. The industries are particularly active in the mechanical, steel,
chemical and food sectors. Over 3/4 of the population lives in urban centers,
but distribution is heavily influenced by the metropolis of Chicago, which alone
collects over half the inhabitants of the entire state. Other important cities
are, beyond the capital, Rockford, Peoria, Decatur, Joliet and Evanston.
Explored by the French J. Marquette and L. Joliet in 1673, then by Cavalier
René Robert de La Salle (1680), it passed to the British with the Treaty of
Paris (1763). Conquered by George Rogers Clark on behalf of the Commonwealth of
Virginia (1778), it was ceded to the United States government (1784). Organized
in the territory in 1809, it became a state of the Union in 1818. It hosted
social and religious colonies, the Quakers in Fox River (1835),
the Mormons in Nauvoo. The latter however encountered strong opposition and left
the state after their leader, Joseph Smith, was murdered in Carthage prison
(1844). From the middle of the century. XIX had a great economic development,
both in agriculture and in industry. It gave birth to Abraham Lincoln.
Below you will see top cities in Illinois.
City (147.098 residents in 1998) and capital of the State
of Illinois (USA), 200 km SW of Chicago, 182 m on the Sangamon River. Active
agricultural market (cereals, tobacco), it is home to the food, chemical,
engineering, wood, footwear and graphic industries. Tourism. Nearby, coal
City (148,531 residents in 1996) of the State of Illinois (USA), 130 km NW
of Chicago, 218 m on the Rock River. Active river port and agricultural market,
it is home to engineering, food, construction materials, chemical and electrical
engineering industries. Airport.
City (112,306 residents in 1996) of the State of Illinois (USA), 200 km SW
of Chicago, on the Illinois River. Important agricultural market, there is a
river port and headquarters of extractive (coal), food, mechanical and chemical
industries. Bradley University (1897). Airport.
City (78,000 residents) of the State of Illinois (USA), 50 km SW
of Chicago, on the Des Plaines River, section of the Illinois Waterway. Located
near some coal and limestone deposits, it is home to the mechanical, chemical,
food, clothing and paper industries. Founded in 1831 with the name of Juliet, it
was then called Joliet in 1845, in honor of the explorer Louis Joliet (or
Jolliet), who visited the place in 1673.
City (73,700 residents) of the State of Illinois (USA), on Lake Michigan,
on the northern outskirts of Chicago, to which it belongs. Residential center
with electronic, mechanical, pharmaceutical, chemical, glass and iron and steel
industries. Northwestern University (1851) is located here.