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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Indianapolis, capital of Indiananoun

    the capital and largest city of Indiana; a major commercial center in the country's heartland; site of an annual 500-mile automobile race

Wiktionary

  1. Indianapolisnoun

    The capital of the State of Indiana, USA.

Wikipedia

  1. Indianapolis

    Indianapolis (), colloquially known as Indy, is the state capital and most-populous city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County. According to 2019 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the consolidated population of Indianapolis and Marion County was 886,220. The "balance" population, which excludes semi-autonomous municipalities in Marion County, was 876,384. It is the 17th most populous city in the U.S., the third-most populous city in the Midwest, after Chicago, Illinois and Columbus, Ohio, and the fourth-most populous state capital after Phoenix, Arizona; Austin, Texas; and Columbus. The Indianapolis metropolitan area is the 33rd most populous metropolitan statistical area in the U.S., with 2,048,703 residents. Its combined statistical area ranks 28th, with a population of 2,431,361. Indianapolis covers 368 square miles (950 km2), making it the 16th largest city by land area in the U.S. Indigenous peoples inhabited the area dating to as early as 10,000 BC. In 1818, the Delaware relinquished their tribal lands in the Treaty of St. Mary's. In 1821, Indianapolis was founded as a planned city for the new seat of Indiana's state government. The city was platted by Alexander Ralston and Elias Pym Fordham on a 1-square-mile (2.6 km2) grid next to the White River. Completion of the National and Michigan roads and arrival of rail later solidified the city's position as a manufacturing and transportation hub. Two of the city's nicknames reflect its historical ties to transportation—the "Crossroads of America" and "Railroad City". Since the 1970 city-county consolidation, known as Unigov, local government administration operates under the direction of an elected 25-member city-county council headed by the mayor. Indianapolis anchors the 29th largest economic region in the U.S., based primarily on the sectors of finance and insurance, manufacturing, professional and business services, education and health care, government, and wholesale trade. The city has notable niche markets in amateur sports and auto racing. The city is home to three Fortune 500 companies, two major league sports clubs, four university campuses, and several museums, including the world's largest children's museum. However, the city is perhaps best known for annually hosting the world's largest single-day sporting event, the Indianapolis 500. Among the city's historic sites and districts, Indianapolis is home to the largest collection of monuments dedicated to veterans and war casualties in the U.S. outside of Washington, D.C.

Freebase

  1. Indianapolis

    Indianapolis is the capital city of the U.S. state of Indiana, and also the county seat of Marion County. As of the 2010 census, the city's population is 829,718. It is the 12th largest city in the United States, and one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. Historically, Indianapolis has oriented itself around government and industry, particularly manufacturing. Over the late decades of the 20th century, the city's Unigov began a long process to revitalize the downtown area. Today, Indianapolis has a much more diversified economy, contributing to the fields of education, health care, and finance. Tourism is also a vital part of the economy of Indianapolis, with the city playing host to numerous conventions and sporting events. Of these, perhaps the most well known are the annual Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400, and NHRA U.S. Nationals. Other major sporting events include the Men's and Women's NCAA basketball tournaments. Indianapolis also hosted the Pan American Games in 1987 and Super Bowl XLVI in 2012. Both Forbes and Livability.com rank Indianapolis as one of the best downtowns in the United States citing "more than 200 retail shops, more than 35 hotels, nearly 300 restaurants and food options, movie theaters, sports venues, museums, art galleries and parks" as attractions. Greater Indianapolis has seen moderate growth among U.S. cities. The population of the metropolitan statistical area was 1,756,241 according to the 2010 Census, making it the 34th-largest in the United States. The 2010 population of the Indianapolis combined statistical area, a larger trade area, was 2,080,782, the 23rd-largest in the country.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Indianapolis

    capital of Indiana, on the White Ford River, in the centre of the State; a fine city, with wide, tree-lined streets, large iron, brass, and textile manufactures, and canned-meat industry; is a great railroad centre.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Indianapolis

    The capital of the state of Indiana. Polis is Greek for city.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Indianapolis in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Indianapolis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Indianapolis in a Sentence

  1. Jackie Stewart:

    Parnelli Jones at Indianapolis was as smooth as can be, a really good racing driver.

  2. Martha Hoover:

    Farm-to-table, as a descriptor, was not even uttered until almost 15 years after I opened my first cafe, even though from day one, we were making food from scratch using ingredients that we carefully sourced locally, people in Indianapolis have been remarkably supportive -- especially the people living in Meridian Kessler, the urban neighborhood where the first Cafe Patachou was located.

  3. Randy Wittman:

    It didnt take long for the rumors to start. Some expected his return to come against Ohio State, Ohio State, on Jan. 11. Instead, he attended a game that day at Marian University, an NAIA school in Indianapolis, where Steve Downing, Steve Downing, is Steve Downing. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP But with Indiana Hoosiers playing Gene Keady, Purdue, longtime friend and rival Gene Keady seated in the front row and Gene Keady 1980 Big Ten championship team being honored Saturday, Bobby Knight made it to Assembly Hall and delivered one of his traditional pregame speeches to Indiana Hoosiers before their 74-62 loss to the Boilermakers. I was standing there and Bobby Knight was coach Bobby Knight.

  4. Jordan Anderson:

    With Sage’s extensive experience in road racing and open-wheel racing, along with finishing 7th in this year’s Indianapolis 500, we knew that the road course at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway would be a special place for him to make his NASCAR debut with support from Montage Mountain Resorts and so many other great partners.

  5. National Hot Rod Association:

    Because we are an outdoor sport, we feel comfortable opening these Indianapolis events to a limited number of fans who are the lifeblood of our sport and following the guidance of the state of Indiana to resume racing.

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