Indianapolis, affectionately referred to as ‘Indy’, is the capital of Indiana and the 12th largest city of the United States of America. This planned city was built as the capital of Indiana in the 1820s and has since then grown to become a major center of healthcare, retail and social services. Indianapolis’ unique location makes it the junction for six Interstate highways, six U.S. highways, and four state roads and has led to the city being called the Crossroads of America’. While Indianapolis offers history, arts & culture attractions, it is under the monikers of ‘The Amateur Sports Capital of the World’ and ‘The Racing Capital of the World’ that it is best known. Indianapolis is home to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the main governing body for U.S. collegiate sports, the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL) and the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The city plays host to the Indianapolis 500 (“Indy 500”) one of the most prestigious auto races in the world as well as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' Brickyard 400. Whether you are a motor-head or a culture aficionado, this wonderful city has something to make your visit truly memorable!
Population: 843,393 (In 2013)
Size: 372 Sq Mi / 963.5 Sq Km
Language(s): English, Spanish, German, French