geographical name \ˌin-dē-ə-ˈna-pə-lis\

Definition of INDIANAPOLIS

city cen Indiana, its pop 820,445


geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City (pop., 2000: 791,926) and capital of Indiana, U.S. Located on the White River near the centre of the state, it was founded in 1821 and made the state capital in 1825. It is a hub of road, rail, and air transportation. It is a leading grain market and an industrial centre, with manufactures including pharmaceuticals, machinery, and transportation and electrical equipment. The annual Indianapolis 500 automobile race is an international event; the Speedway Hall of Fame Museum is located there. Indianapolis is the site of several colleges and universities.


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