About Chicago Orientation

(Chicago, Illinois - IL, USA)

With an enviable location in the state of Illinois, the city of Chicago stands alongside the vast Lake Michigan. Situated on the eastern side of America, Chicago is a vast and sprawling metropolis in every sense of the world, with a population approaching almost three million.

Chicago Orientation: Layout and Directions

The entire city encompasses around 89 square miles / 230 square kilometers, with many spectacular skyscrapers dominating Chicago's spectacular shoreline and the important Central Business District (CBD), which is known locally as 'The Loop', America's second-biggest business district after the Manhattan area of New York. Downtown Chicago is also home to an area known as the 'Magnificent Mile', a shopper's paradise.

The corner of both State Street and Madison Street in the downtown district of Chicago are located in the very heart of the city, featuring a gridwork or interconnecting streets and avenues, which are clearly numbered. Other notable areas of Chicago include the northern region, which is home to a thriving Swedish and German population, and Devon Avenue, Chicago's vibrant International Marketplace.

Orientation and United States Map

Map of the United States

Orientation and State Illinois Map

Map of Illinois IL State

Orientation and Chicago Map

Map of Chicago

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