Indianapolis

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City of Indianapolis
City

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Nickname(s): Indy, The Circle City, Naptown, The Crossroads of America, The Racing Capital of the World, Amateur Sports Capital of the World, Railroad City, Capital City
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°46′5.88″N 86°9′29.52″W / 39.7683°N 86.1582°W / 39.7683; -86.1582Coordinates: 39°46′5.88″N 86°9′29.52″W / 39.7683°N 86.1582°W / 39.7683; -86.1582
Country United States
State Indiana
County Marion
Founded 1821
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Gregory A. Ballard (R)
 • Governing body City-County Council
Area
 • City 372 sq mi (963.5 km2)
 • Land 365.1 sq mi (945.6 km2)
 • Water 6.9 sq mi (17.9 km2)
Elevation 715 ft (218 m)
Population (2008)[1]
 • City 798,382 (14th)
 • Density 2,152/sq mi (837/km2)
 • Urban 1,219,000
 • Metro 1,715,459 (33rd)
 • Demonyms Indianapolitan, Indypolitan
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Codes 46201-46298
Area code(s) 317
FIPS code 18-36003[2]

Indianapolis is the capital city and largest city in the state of Indiana, in the United States. In the 2000 census, it had more than 790,000 people living in it, making it one of the 15 largest cities in the country. It is the home of the Indianapolis Colts football team and the Indiana Pacers basketball team. Each May, the city hosts the "Indianapolis 500" car race.

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