150.007 km²


11,9 Mil.

Time difference to CET

- 7 h

Middle temperatures in summer

30 c

Middle temperatures in winter

- 12 c




Golden Coast, Chicago

The beach at Lake Michigan is called Golden Coast.



Abraham Lincolns House in Springfield (Illinois)

In this house Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the USA, lived for some years.



Chief Black Hawk

Chief Black Hawk fought against white settlers at the beginning of the 19th century.



The flood of 1993

In spring and summer of 1993 the Mississippi flooded large parts from North Dakota to Missouri because of heavy rain. About 70 000 people lost their homes.

by Monika

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