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is bounded by Indiana, Kentucky,
Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin and Lake
Michigan; gross area, 56,665 sq. miles;
land area, 56,043 sq. miles; water area,
622 sq. miles; capital, Springfield. The
principal rivers are the Mississippi and
Ohio. More than a million women are
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of the State is generally flat, rising in
an inclined plane from a depression near
Cairo to an elevation of 820 feet in Jo
Daviess Country. Illinois, or Prairie
State, derives its name from the great
prairies or natural meadows.
one of the foremost States in
agriculture, producing large crops of
hay, oats, wheat, corn, etc., and among
its chief products are strawberries,
cherries, plums, peaches, grapes, apples,
potatoes, tobacco, maple sugar, hops,
flax and broomcorn.
important mineral productions are coal,
mineral waters, clay, natural gas and
petroleum. There are also deposits of
lead, copper, gypsum, limestone and
principal industries are farming,
slaughtering, meat packing, iron and
steel manufacturing, watch making and
of Illinois is generally mild, with the
exception of the northern portion of the
State, which is invariably several
degrees lower in temperature. The
counties bordering on Lake Michigan are
becoming popular as summer resorts.
in 1910, 2,911,674 males and 2,726,917
females, of whom 4,433,277 were of native
and 1,205,314 of foreign birth; white,
5,526,962; negro, 109,049; Indian, 188;
Chinese, 2,103; Japanese, 285; all
others, 4. Total population, 5,638,591.
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