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Springfield is the capital of Illinois, a state of the United States of America. As of the 2000 census, its population is 111,454. It is the county seat of Sangamon County. Springfield has one of three campuses of the University of Illinois: University of Illinois at Springfield. It is also home to the Bunn Company, which manufactures coffee supplies. It lies along two interstates (one used to be highway 36), and lies on historic Route 66. When state senator Vince Demuzio died Tuesday April 27, 2004, Governor Rod Blagojevich declared a part of Interstate of I-55 from Carlinville (Demuzio represnted Carlinville, IL which is about an hour from the capitol) to Springfield calling it the "Vince Demuzio Expressway."

Springfield is the site of a number of attractions centered around President Abraham Lincoln, who started his political career in Springfield. In addition, the NAACP was founded by a coalition of black and white citizens in Springfield in 1909. The Donner Party, a group of pioneers who resorted to cannibalism while snowbound in the Sierra Nevada, originated in Springfield. Springfield's Dana-Thomas House is the best preserved and most complete of Frank Lloyd Wright's early "Prairie" houses. It was built in 1902-04 and has retained many of the furnishings wright designed for it.

The corn dog on a stick also originated in Springfield, where it is sometimes still called a Cozy Dog. Another culinary pecularity that is not nearly as well known outside of the city is the horseshoe sandwich, a type of open-faced sandwich.

American poet Vachel Lindsay (1879 - 1931) was born in Springfield. Ragtime composer Artie Matthews (1888 - 1958) was raised in Springfield. The astronomer Seth Barnes Nicholson (1891 - 1963) was born in Springfiend. So was Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887 - 1973), the philanthropist and founder of General Foods Corporation.

Springfield geography

Springfield is located at 39°46'60" North, 89°39'1" West (39.783250, -89.650373).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 156.2 km² (60.3 mi²). 139.9 km² (54.0 mi²) of it is land and 16.3 km² (6.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 10.46% water.

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