ILLINOIS

ILLINOIS

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Forward Van Linesspecializes in providing outstanding moving services to and from Illinois, with coverage to Chicago and other cities. Illinois is a state in the Midwestern United States. It is the 5th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country.Three U.S. presidents have been elected while living in Illinois: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Barack Obama. Additionally, Ronald Reagan, whose political career was based in California, was the only US President born and raised in Illinois.

State webpage: https://www.illinois.gov

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Official language: English
Spoken languages: English (80.8% of the population)
Spanish (10.9% of the population)
Demonym: Illinoisan

Capital: Springfield
Largest city: Chicago
Area: Ranked 25th in the US

  • Total: 57,914 square miles (149,998 km²)
  • Width: 210 miles (340 km)
  • Length: 395 miles (629 km)
  • % Water: 4.0
  • Latitude 36° 58′ N to 42° 30′ N
  • Longitude 87° 30′ W to 91° 31′ W
Population: Ranked 5th in the US

  • Total: 12,869,257 (2011est)
  • Density: 232 per square miles (89.4 km²) Ranked 12th in the US
Elevation: Charles Mound

  • Highest point: 1,235 with ft (376.4 m)
  • Mean: 600ft (180 m)
  • Lowest point: Confluence of Mississippi River and Ohiao River 280ft(85m)
Before statehood: Illinois Territory
Admission to Union: December 3, 1818 (21st)
Time zones:

  • Central: UTC -6/-5
Abbreviation: IL,III.,US-IL

 

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