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Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana, and is located near the River White River. The city has a population of approximately 800,000 (2010), however, one takes the suburbs, its population rises to ca. 1.7 million.
Indianapolis is a major industrial city – and also a major traffic hub. The city is also an education center, including two universities, the Music and Art Department
Indianapolis was founded in 1821, and has been the state of-capital throughout most of its history. When automobile production began in earnest at the beginning of the 1900s, developed Indianapolis to become the main U.S. car town next Detroit. In 1910 there were over 60 manufacturing plants in Indianapolis. This history is reflected at that every year since 1911 has been held a world famous race here – “Indianapolis 500”.
The city has otherwise a number of cultural institutions to showcase. Among the main attractions is the “White River State Park,” where there is also a zoo. Otherwise it is rich State Museum is a popular destination. The same applies to the impressive indoor arena for sports – Hoosier Dome.
As in most other major U.S. cities, the range of shopping areas and malls vast and varied – and just trading business is the engine in the industry after most car factories were closed in 1970 – and 1980’s.
Indianapolis marketer often – with no little pride – as the birthplace of former President Theodore Roosevelt and the world-famous author Kurt Vonnegut.
The nearest airport is Indianapolis International Airport, located 11 km southwest of downtown.