DeKalb, Illinois

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City of DeKalb, Illinois
Nickname(s): Barb City
DeKalb, Illinois is located in Illinois
City of DeKalb, Illinois
Location within the state of Illinois
Coordinates: 41°55′53″N 88°45′1″W / 41.93139°N 88.75028°W / 41.93139; -88.75028Coordinates: 41°55′53″N 88°45′1″W / 41.93139°N 88.75028°W / 41.93139; -88.75028
Country United States
State Illinois
County DeKalb
Incorporated 1856
Government
 • Mayor Kris Povlsen
Area
 • Total 12.6 sq mi (32.7 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 43,862
 • Density 3,093.9/sq mi (1,194.7/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

DeKalb (how to say: /dɨˈkælb/) is a city of Illinois in the United States. The population was 43,862 at the 2010 census, up from 39,018 at the 2000 census. The city is named after decorated German war hero Johann De Kalb, who died during the American Revolutionary War.

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