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 , bounded by the Chicago River to the north and west, Harrison Street to the south, and Lake Michigan to the east.

The is the shop-and-awe center of .

is one of 's most famous neighborhoods, most certainly so on the South Side, located along the south lakefront.

is the northern border of — the wild-eyed inheritor of uninhibited lakefront, swamps become beaches, and the beauty of Chicago bricks.


is the vanguard of music, nightlife, and fashion in .

Lakeview has the lion's share of 's nightlife, starting with Wrigleyville, home of the …

The of is far off the beaten path.

For other places with the same name, see Lincoln Park.

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.

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.

is one of the biggest and busiest airports in the world.

The is the home of several of 's main attractions: the splendid Museum Campus …

The of includes the neighborhoods of Avondale and the Polish Village …

The of 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.

Uptown is a scruffy, jazz-inflected neighborhood on the north side of .

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

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

Only a few minutes from the center of by train, is a working-class predominately Hispanic neighborhood.

Logan Square is an expansive neighborhood with sweeping boulevards on 's West Side.

The of is a huge section of Chicago with only one large tourist draw: the Pullman Historic District.

, the Black Metropolis, is a mecca of on Chicago's South Side, just miles south of downtown.

The of Chicago is home to a large Irish-American community, a ton of Irish pubs, and even a replica Irish castle.


  • Location: , , , ,
  • Population: 2,720,000
  • Postal codes: 60601-60626, 60628-60634, 60636-60647, 60649, 60651-60657, 60659-60661, 60664, 60668-60670, 60673-60675, 60677, 60678, 60680, 60681, 60684, 60685, 60687, 60690, 60691, 60693, 60694, 60697, 60699 and 60701
  • IATA airport code: CHI
  • United Nations Location Code: US CHI
  • Latitude: 41.8789° or 41° 52' 43.9" north
  • Longitude: -87.6358° or 87° 38' 8.9" west
  • Elevation: 587 feet (179 meters)
  • Neighbors: , , , , and
  • GeoNames ID: 4887398

Other Names for Chicago

  • Amharic: ሺካጎ
  • Arabic: شيكاغو
  • Armenian: Չիկագո
  • Azerbaijani: Çikaqo
  • Belarusian: Чыкага
  • Bengali: শিকাগো
  • Bulgarian: Чикаго
  • Burmese: ရှီကာဂိုမြို့
  • Central Kurdish: شیکاگۆ
  • Chechen: Чикаго
  • Chinese: 芝加哥
  • Egyptian Arabic: شيكاجو
  • Esperanto: Ĉikago
  • French: Chicago
  • Gan Chinese: 芝加哥
  • Georgian: ჩიკაგო
  • German: Chicago
  • Gothic: 𐍃𐌾𐌹𐌺𐌰𐌲𐍉
  • Greek: Σικάγο
  • Guarani: Chikago
  • Haitian: Chikago
  • Hakka Chinese: Chi-kâ-kô
  • Hawaiian: Kikako
  • Hebrew: שיקגו
  • Hindi: शिकागो
  • Inuktitut: ᓰᖄᑯ
  • Italian: Chicago
  • Japanese: シカゴ
  • Kannada: ಶಿಕಾಗೊ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Shikago
  • Karachay-Balkar: Чикаго
  • Kazakh: Чикаго
  • Kirghiz: Чикаго
  • Korean: 시카고
  • Latin: Sicagum
  • Latvian: Čikāga
  • Lithuanian: Čikaga
  • Macedonian: Чикаго
  • Malayalam: ഷിക്കാഗോ
  • Marathi: शिकागो
  • Mazanderani: شیکاگو
  • Mingrelian: ჩიკაგო
  • Mongolian: Чикаго
  • Nepali (macrolanguage): शिकागो
  • Newari: शिकागो
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܫܝܩܓܘ
  • Ossetian: Чикаго
  • Panjabi: ਸ਼ਿਕਾਗੋ
  • Persian: شیکاگو
  • Portuguese: Chicago
  • Russian: Чикаго
  • Samogitian: Čėkaga
  • Serbian: Чикаго
  • Sicilian: Chicagu
  • Spanish: Chicago
  • Tagalog: Tsikago
  • Tajik: Чикаго
  • Tamil: சிகாகோ
  • Tatar: Çikago
  • Telugu: చికాగో
  • Thai: ชิคาโก
  • Turkish: Şikago
  • Uighur: Chikago
  • Ukrainian: Чикаго
  • Ukrainian: Чикаґо
  • Urdu: شکاگو
  • Veps: Čikago
  • Western Mari: Чикаго
  • Western Panjabi: شکاگو
  • Xhosa: E-Chicago
  • Yakut: Чикаго
  • Yiddish: שיקאגא
  • Yoruba: Ṣìkágò
  • Yue Chinese: 芝加哥
  • Cikago
  • The Windy City
  • Windy City
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