Chicago

Chicago is the home of the blues and the truth of jazz, the heart of comedy and the idea of the skyscraper. Here, the age of railroads found its center, and airplanes followed suit.

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The is the central business district of Chicago, bounded by the Chicago River to the north and west, Harrison Street to the south, and Lake Michigan to the east. Photo: Poco a poco, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is the shop-and-awe center of Chicago. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

is one of the biggest and busiest airports in the world. Photo: N i c o l a, CC BY 2.0.

is the northern border of Chicago — the wild-eyed inheritor of uninhibited lakefront, swamps become beaches, and the beauty of Chicago bricks. Photo: Jdsteakley, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Notable Places in the Area

Museum
of Natural History, also known as , is a natural history museum in Chicago, , and is one of the largest such museums in the world. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.5.

Tourism location
The Chicago "L" is the rapid transit system serving the city of Chicago and some of its surrounding suburbs in the U.S. state of . Photo: lazytom, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Stadium
is an American football and soccer stadium located in the of Chicago, , near Downtown Chicago. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Park
is a public located in the community area of Chicago in Illinois operated by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and managed by MB Real Estate.

Destinations

is one of Chicago's most famous neighborhoods, most certainly so on the South Side, located along the south lakefront. Photo: Urbanrules, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Lakeview has the lion's share of Chicago's nightlife, starting with Wrigleyville, home of the… Photo: Niklas Hellerstedt, CC BY 2.0.

is the vanguard of music, nightlife, and fashion in Chicago. Photo: Victorgrigas, Public domain.

The of Chicago is far off the beaten path. Photo: vxla, CC BY 2.0.

For other places with the same name, see Lincoln Park . Photo: AndrewHorne, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is the home of several of Chicago's main attractions: the splendid Museum Campus… Photo: chicagogeek, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is the South Side at its most dynamic, as the old South Side Irish neighborhood of the Daleys increasingly blends with the old Chinese immigrant community to the north. Photo: Dschwen, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Uptown is a scruffy, jazz-inflected neighborhood on the north side of Chicago. Photo: pdomara, CC BY 2.0.

is a collection of neighborhoods on the north side of Chicago through which Lincoln Avenue wanders, remembering treasures and curiosities of the last century in Chicago life, moving along, and forgetting them all over again. Photo: Richie Diesterheft, CC BY 2.0.

The of Chicago has two of the city's premiere culinary strips, Little Italy and Greektown, and basketball legend Michael Jordan's old stomping grounds with the Chicago Bulls. Photo: pgoyette, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Chicago's is best known for being impoverished and crime-ridden, but it has at least one major attraction as well as some fabulous parks, vibrant immigrant communities, and blues legends. Photo: Teemu008, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The of Chicago includes the neighborhoods of Avondale and the Polish Village… Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a district at the heart of Chicago's South Side, home to the real Chicago blues, some mind-blowing BBQ, and the best soul food in town. Photo: zol87, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Only a few minutes from the center of Chicago by train, is a working-class predominantly Mexican-American neighborhood. Photo: Adam63, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Logan Square is an expansive neighborhood with sweeping boulevards on Chicago's West Side. Photo: Jeff Hottinger, CC BY-SA 2.0.

, the Black Metropolis, is a mecca of African-American History on Chicago's South Side, just miles south of downtown. Photo: JeremyA, CC BY-SA 2.5.

The of Chicago is a huge section of Chicago with only one large tourist draw: the Pullman Historic District. Photo: vxla, CC BY 2.0.

The of Chicago is home to a large Irish-American community, a ton of Irish pubs, and even a replica Irish castle. Photo: Ken Lund, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Localities in the Area

Suburb
, located in Chicago, in the U.S. state of , northwest of the Loop, on Chicago's West Side is one of 77 officially designated Chicago community areas. Photo: Adam63, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Suburb
is a designated community area on the North Side of Chicago, . Photo: Thshriver, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Suburb
is one of the 77 Community areas in Chicago. Photo: Victorgrigas, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Chicago

Latitude
41.8789° or 41° 52' 43.9" north
Longitude
-87.6358° or 87° 38' 8.9" west
Population
2,700,000
IATA airport code
CHI
United Nations Location Code
US CHI
Elevation
587 feet (179 metres)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 153388690
Geo­Names ID
4887398
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  • English: City by the Lake
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  • English: The Queen of the West
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  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܫܝܩܓܘ
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  • Tajik: Чикаго
  • Tamil: சிகாகோ
  • Tamil: ஷிகாகோ
  • Tatar: Çikago
  • Tatar: Чикаго
  • Telugu: చికాగో
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  • Thai: ชิคาโก
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  • Turkish: Şikago
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  • Turkmen: Çikago
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  • Udmurt: Чикаго
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  • Ukrainian: Чикаго, Іллінойс
  • Ukrainian: Чикаго
  • Ukrainian: Чикаґо
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  • Urdu: شکاگو
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  • Uzbek: Chikago
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  • Veps: Čikago
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  • Western Mari: Чикаго
  • Western Panjabi: شکاگو
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  • Wu Chinese: 契卡格
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  • Yakut: Чикаго
  • Yiddish: שיקאגא
  • Yoruba: Ṣìkágò
  • Yue Chinese: 芝加哥
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