Thursday, April 24, 2008

What Chicago Looks Like at Night, From 36,000 Feet

Chicago is a city in the state of Illinois and the largest in the Midwest. With a population of nearly 3 million people located almost entirely in Cook County (a portion of the city's O'Hare International Airport overlaps into DuPage County), Chicago is the third largest city in the United States. The population of Chicago's metropolitan area, which covers several counties (and commonly called Chicagoland), contains over 9.7 million people in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana, making it the third largest metropolitan area in the U.S. Adjacent to Lake Michigan, it is the largest city located on the Great Lakes and the world's twenty-second largest urban area by population. Chicago has been classified as an alpha world city for its worldwide economic influence.

credited to wikipedia and flickr user myelectricsheep

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chicago is my favorite city!

For Sale!!! said...

Is that during an approach to O'Hare? That doesn't look like 36000 feet up.

Anonymous said...

"which covers several counties"... covers several states! the united states is a country! Not illinois!!

Anonymous said...

""which covers several counties"... covers several states! the united states is a country! Not illinois!!"

Read more carefully - it says COUNTIES - not countries.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, but like someone said...doesn't look like 36,000...

Wolfy said...

ROFL! was about to slap whoever thought it was countries xD anyway, love chicago, lived there my whole life^_^