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Illinois

 
Map of Mexico Map of Illinois | Mapa de Illinois
 
1823 Became a State 1818
 
15.7 million Population 12.9 million
 
700/km; 1,800/sq. mile Density 232/km; 89.4/sq. mile
 
22,531/km: 8,630/sq. mile Area 149,998/km; 55,584/sq. mile
 
5,500 m; 18,000 feet Highest elevation 376 m; 1,235 feet
 
Lerma, Balsas, Pánuco Main rivers Illinois, Mississippi, Ohio
 
Laguna del Sol, Laguna de la Luna Main lakes Lake Michigan
 
Toluca de Lerdo State Capital Springfield
 
Hon. Eruviel Ávila Villegas Governor Hon. Pat Quinn
 
(since 2011) (since 2009)
 
Ecatepec de Morelos (1.7 million) Largest City Chicago (2.7 million)
 
Teotihuacán (Aztec pyramids)
Valle de Bravo
Nevada de Toluca (volcano)
Tourism attractions Navy Pier
Art Institute of Chicago
Shedd Aquarium
Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
 
Corn, peas, barley Main agriculture Corn, soybeans, hogs, dairy
 
Food products, textiles, chemicals Main manufacturing Chemicals, machinery, food
 
9,723 km; 6042 miles State Highways 25,748 km; 15,999 miles
 
1,227 km; 762 miles Rail 11,909 km; 7,400 miles
 
3.0 million Students (K-12) 2.3 million
 
100,000 Students (college) 1.4 million