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Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne Indiana
Full nameCity of Fort Wayne
Official nameCity of Fort Wayne
Settlement typeCity
MottoKe Ki On Ga
CountryUnited States
Incorporated (town)1829
Incorporated (city)1840
Jean François Hamtramck
Named forAnthony Wayne
TypeMayor-council government
MayorTom Henry (D)
City ClerkSandra Kennedy (D)
City CouncilCommon Council
Marty Bender
Liz Brown
John Shoaff
Tom Smith
Karen Goldner
Tom Didier
Mitch Harper
Tim Pape
Glynn A. Hines
Total Area110.50 sq mi (286.2 km2)
Land Area78.95 sq mi (204.5 km2)
Water Area0.15 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Urban Area135.25 sq mi (350.3 km2)
Metro Area1368 sq mi (3543.1 km2)
Elevation810 ft (246.9 m)
Total Population253691
Density (pop.)1005.8/km2 (2605.7/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)414315
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Codes46801-46809, 46814-46816, 46818-46819, 46825, 46835, 46845, 46850-46869, 46885, 46895-46899
Area code260
FIPS code18-25000
GNIS feature ID0434689 

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Fort Wayne is a city in the US state of Indiana and the county seat of Allen County. The population was 253,691 at the 2010 Census making it the 74th largest city in the United States. The municipality is located in northeastern Indiana, approximately 18 mi (29 km) west of the Ohio border and 50 mi (80.5 km) south of the Michigan border.

Fort Wayne is the principal city of the Fort Wayne Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metropolitan area that encompasses Allen, Wells, and Whitley counties, for an estimated population of 414,315. In addition to those three counties, the Fort Wayne Huntington Auburn CSA, a combined statistical area, includes Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, and Noble counties, for a population of 610,015.

Under the direction of American Revolutionary War statesman General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, the United States Army built Fort Wayne last in a series of forts near the Miami Indian village of Kekionga in 1794. Named in Wayne's honor, Fort Wayne established itself at the confluence of the St. Joseph River, St. Marys River, and Maumee River as a trading post for European settlers. The village was platted in 1823 and experienced tremendous growth after completion of the Wabash and Erie Canal.

By the 21st century, Fort Wayne's economy was based on manufacturing, education, insurance, health care, logistics, and defense and security. The city has been an All-America City Award recipient in 1982, 1998, and 2009.

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