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Indianapolis Indiana
Full nameIndianapolis
CountryUnited States
TownshipsSee Marion Co. Townships
MayorGregory A. Ballard (R)
Governing bodyCity-County Council
Total Area372 sq mi (963.5 km2)
Land Area365.1 sq mi (945.6 km2)
Water Area6.9 sq mi (17.9 km2)
Elevation715 ft (217.9 m)
Total Population839,489 (12th) (2011)
Density (pop.)877.4/km2 (2273/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)1219000
Metro (pop.)1,756,241 (34th)
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Codes46201 � 46209, 46211, 46214
46216 � 46231, 46234 � 46237
46239 � 46242, 46244, 46247
46249 � 46251, 46253 � 46256
46259, 46260, 46266, 46268
46274, 46275, 46277, 46278
46280, 46282, 46283, 46285
46290, 46291, 46295, 46296
Area code317
FIPS code18-36003 
InterstatesI-65, I-69, I-70, I-74
Interstate SpursI-465, I-865
WaterwaysWhite River
AirportsIndianapolis International Airport
Public transitIndyGo
Clarian Health People Mover

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Indianapolis c-eniconˌɪndiəˈnæpo-lɨs (abbreviated Indy c-enˈɪndi) is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana, and the county seat of Marion County, Indiana. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population is 839,489. It is by far Indiana's largest city and, as of the 2010 U.S. Census, is the 11th largest city in the U.S., the second largest city in the Midwest (behind Chicago), the second most populous state capital (after Phoenix, Arizona), and the most populous state capital east of the Mississippi River. Indianapolis is also one of the fastest growing regions in the United States.

For much of its history, Indianapolis has oriented itself around government and industry, particularly manufacturing. Today, Indianapolis has a much more diversified economy, contributing to the fields of education, health care, and finance. Tourism is also a vital part of the economy of Indianapolis, and the city plays host to numerous conventions and sporting events. Of these, perhaps the most well known is the annual Indianapolis 500. Other major sporting events include the Brickyard 400 and the Men's and Women's NCAA Basketball Tournaments. 2012 will mark the first time Indianapolis will play host to the Super Bowl. Super Bowl XLVI will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium, on February 5, 2012 in Downtown Indianapolis.

Greater Indianapolis has seen moderate growth among U.S. cities, especially in nearby Hamilton, Hendricks, and Johnson counties. The population of the metropolitan statistical area was 1,756,241 according to the 2010 Census, making it the 34th-largest in the United States. The 2010 population of the Indianapolis combined statistical area, a larger trade area, was 2,080,782, the 23rd-largest in the country.

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