Indianapolis

Indianapolis

Indianapolis (/ˌɪndiəˈnæpəlɪs/ IN-dee-ə-NAP-ə-lis),[10][11] colloquially known as Indy, is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County. Indianapolis is situated in the state's central till plain region along the west fork of the White River. The city's official slogan, "Crossroads of America", reflects its historic importance as a transportation hub and its relative proximity to other major North American markets.[12][13] At the 2020 census, the balance population was 887,642.[14] Indianapolis is the 17th-most populous city in the U.S., the third-most populous city in the Midwest after Chicago and Columbus, Ohio, and the fourth-most populous state capital after Phoenix, Arizona, Austin, Texas, and Columbus. The Indianapolis metropolitan area is the 34th-most populous metropolitan statistical area in the U.S., home to 2.1 million residents.[15] With a population of more than 2.6 million, the combined statistical area ranks 27th.[16] Indianapolis proper covers 368 square miles (950 km2), making it the 18th-most extensive city by land area in the country.