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Madison, Wisconsin

Madison Wisconsin
Full nameCity of Madison
Official nameCity of Madison
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
U.S. StateWisconsin
PlattedOctober 9, 1839
MayorPaul Soglin (D)
Total Area84.7 sq mi (219.4 km2)
Land Area67.3 sq mi (174.3 km2)
Water Area16.0 sq mi (41.4 km2)
Total Population233209 (2010)
Density (pop.)1169.8/km2 (3029.8/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)3295331
Metro (pop.)561505
Other information
Time zoneCentral (UTC−6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC−5)
Area code608

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Madison is the capital of the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the county seat of Dane County. It is also home to the University of Wisconsin Madison.

As of the 2010 census, Madison had a population of 233,209. making it the second largest city in Wisconsin, after Milwaukee, and the 81st largest in the United States. The city forms the core of the United States Census Bureau's Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Dane County and neighboring Iowa and Columbia counties. Madison's suburbs include DeForest, Fitchburg, Maple Bluff, McFarland, Middleton, Monona, Oregon, Shorewood Hills, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, Verona, and Waunakee. The Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area had a 2008 estimated population of 561,505.

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