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It is the most populous in the Midwest, and the fifth most populous in the nation.
Illinois is known for its large and diverse population; its balance of rural areas, small industrial cities, vast suburbs and a great metropolis; its highly diverse economic base; and its central location that has made it a transportation hub for 150 years
It is this mixture of factory and farm, of urban and rural that makes Illinois a microcosm of the United States.
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Interesting facts, trivia and links regarding the life, culture and history of the State.
State sovereignty-national union
State Song: Illinois
State Flower: Illinois Native Violet
State Tree: White Oak
Area in Square Miles: 55593 Population (2000): 12763371 Largest City: Chicago