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Indianapolis Essential Info

Overview

Indianapolis is in the Nine-County Region of Indiana, right at the center of the state. It is the state capital and largest city of Indiana, United States, and is in Marion County. The population within city limits is approximately 830,000 people, making it the 12th largest city in the US. The metropolitan area has about 2 million (23rd in the US). Indianapolis is also known as the "Racing Capital of the World" due to the proximity of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indy 500 and Allstate 400 at the Brickyard (formerly known as the "Brickyard 400").

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Fun Facts

  1. “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” was written by Albert Von Tilzer, an Indianapolis native,
  2. 14,000 gallons of booze are consumed every Indy 500 race day at the track.
  3. If you’re under 14, you can be fined $3 per swear word in Indianapolis, with a maximum of $10 worth of fines per day.
  4. Jay Stokes of Indianapolis holds the Guinness World Record for most skydives in 24 hours at 640 jumps.
  5. The inventor of the Gatling gun, Richard Gatling, was born in Indianapolis.

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