Illinois is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States. It covers an area of approximately 57,914 square miles (149,997 square kilometers) and has a population of around 12.8 million people.
Illinois is bordered by Wisconsin to the north, Iowa to the northwest, Missouri to the southwest, Kentucky to the southeast, and Indiana to the east. The state’s landscape is mostly flat, with some rolling hills in the northwestern part of the state.
Illinois has a humid continental climate, with hot summers and cold winters. The state is known for its role in American history, including its connection to Abraham Lincoln and the Underground Railroad. The state is also home to several cultural attractions, including the Art Institute of Chicago and the Field Museum of Natural History.
The state’s economy is driven by a range of industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, and healthcare. Illinois is a major producer of corn, soybeans, and beef, and is also home to several major corporations, including Caterpillar and Boeing. Chicago, the state’s largest city and economic hub, is a global center for finance, commerce, and culture.