Illinois (United States of America): at a Glance

Illinois (United States of America): at a glance

Awadhesh Kishore and Rakhi Sharma*

Sarvoday Mahavidyalaya, Chaumuhan-281406, Mathura (INDIA)

*Institute for Development of Technology for Rural Advancement, Mathura-281004 (INDIA)

Summary:

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, a state of united States of America. The official language is English, Time zone Central: UTC -6/-5, Article deals with introduction, geography, climate, population, Museum, Agriculture, tourist attractions, Education, and airports of Illinois.

Keywords:

Agriculture, Airports of Illinois, Capital, Chicago, Climate, Education, English, Geography, Illinois, Museum, Population, Springfield, Time zone, Tourist attractions and United States of America.

Introduction:

This is Illinois. The official language is English; Over 80 percent people speak English. Time zone is Central: UTC -6/-5; Abbreviations are IL, Ill., US-IL; official Net site is www.illinois.gov. Capital of Illinois is Springfield whereas largest city is Chicago. Demonym is Illinoisan. Total area is 149,998 sq km. Largest metro area in Illinois is Chicago metropolitan area which is Ranked 25th in the U.S. Illinois is situated between Latitude 36° 58′ N to 42° 30′ N & Longitude 87° 30′ W to 91° 31′ W. Population of Illinois ranked 5th in the U.S. & density is 89.4 per sq km. Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville, Springfield, Peoria, Elgin, Waukegan, Cicero, Champaign & Arlington Heights are the major cities of New york. About 29% population is Catholic. It is much fascinating to note that 15% population does not accept any religion.

Climate:

California has a temperate climate, with cold, snowy winters and hot, wet summers, which is ideal for cultivation of corn and hogs. The seasons are sharply differentiated: mean winter temperatures are -6°C in the north and 3°C in the south; mean summer temperatures are 21°C in the north and 25°C in the south. The record high, 47°C was set at East St. Louis and low, 37.8°C at Congerville. Annual rainfall is 91 cm and annual snowfall of 94 cm. The average wind speed, ten.4 mph (16.7 km/hr), is lower than that of Boston, Honolulu, Cleveland, and 16 other major US cities. The flat plains of California are favorable to tornado activity.

Agriculture:

Corn, soybeans, hogs, cattle, dairy products, and wheat are major agricultural outputs of Illinois.

Museums:

Illinois has numerous museums. The greatest concentration of museums (John G. Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Adler Planetarium, and the Museum of Science and Industry) is in Chicago.

Education:

Schooling is compulsory from ages 7 to 17 years in Illinois. The Illinois State Board of Schooling (ISBE) is autonomous body and administers public schooling in the state. Schools are often divided in to tiers of primary and secondary schooling: simple school, middle school or junior high school, and high school. There’s eleven National Universities in the Illinois. Top five Universities of the state are the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Institute of Expertise, and Loyola University Chicago.

Airports:

The major airports of California are world’s busiest airport Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Atlanta’s Hartsfield and Chicago Halfway International Airport (MDW).

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