Where is Chicago, IL?

As shown in the given Chicago location map that Chicago is located in the south-eastern tip of Lake Michigan in the north of Illinois State of the United States.

Location Map of Chicago, IL

Where is Chicago Located?

Chicago, city, seat of Cook county, northeastern Illinois. Chicago is the largest city of Illinois and third largest city of the United States after New York City and Los Angeles.

Chicago was founded in the year 1833 in between the Lake Michigan and Mississippi River watershed. In the passage of time, city has experienced the tremendous growth; at present, it is the major hub for industry and telecommunications. Above all, the O'Hare International Airport is the second busiest airport, in terms of the traffic movements in the world.

Furthermore, the city is the center of business and finance and ranked as the world's top ten Global Financial Centers. Additionally, Chicago is listed as "alpha world city" by the World Cities Study Group at Loughborough University. Chicago is also ranked as 5th most powerful city by the Forbes.

Interestingly, Chicago has various nicknames including "Chi-town", "Windy City", "Second City," the "City of Big Shoulders", and "American of big cities".

Cities Near Chicago (Illinois) United States:

Elmwood Park8.9714.44Illinois24883
Oak Park8.9914.47Illinois51878
Harwood Heights9.8215.8Illinois8612
River Forest9.9816.06Illinois11172
Forest Park10.5917.04Illinois14167

Places to See in Chicago:

Following are the list of Top Places to Visit in Chicago, Illinois;

Millennium ParkMuseum of Science and IndustryChicago Cultural CenterLakefront Trail
Willis TowerLincoln Park ZooCity Gallery in the Historic Water TowerTribune Tower
Navy PierAdler PlanetariumFrank Lloyd Wright Home and StudioChicago Riverwalk
The Art Institute of ChicagoBuckingham FountainJay Pritzker PavilionMaggie Daley Park
Cloud GateField MuseumChicago Architecture CenterNorth Avenue Beach
875 North Michigan AvenueWrigley FieldMuseum Of Contemporary ArtLurie Garden
Shedd AquariumChicago RiverwalkChicago Children's MuseumWendella Tours & Cruises
Grant Park360 ChicagoBrookfield ZooNortherly Island
Skydeck ChicagoCrown FountainLincoln Park ConservatoryBahá'í House of Worship

Facts about Chicago City:

LocationThe south-east tip of Lake Michigan
CountryUnited States
CountiesCook, DuPage
About City of ChicagoMost populous city in Illinois, 3rd-most-populous city in the US.
Population of Chicago2695598 (3rd in US)
IncorporatedMarch 4, 1837
Chicago Area (metro)234.21 sq mi (606.60 km2)
Chicago Area codes312/872 and 773/872
Chicago ZIP Code Prefixes606xx, 607xx, 608xx
Chicago ClimateHumid Continental Climate
Chicago Demonym(s)Chicagoan
Chicago Time ZoneUTC−06:00 Summer (DST)
Chicago Major AirportsO'Hare Airport, Midway Airport, Rockford Airport
Chicago Interstate Highways 55, 57, 65, 80 88, 90, 94, 190, 290, 294, and 355 run through Chicago and its suburbs
Chicago PortIllinois International Port District
Chicago Websitechicago.gov