Illinois State Facts

  • State Flag: illinois
  • State Capital: Springfield
  • Largest City: Chicago
  • IL State Facts Illinois Directory
  • Abbreviation: IL
  • Counties: Illinois Counties
  • Towns & Cities: Towns and Cities in Illinois
  • Constitution: 21st State
  • NickName: Land of Lincoln
  • State Flower: Violet
  • State Tree: Native Oak
  • State Bird: Cardinal (Northern Cardinal)
  • State Song: "Illinois"
  • Population: Approx. 13 Million People (2013)
  • Land Area: 55,646 sq. mi.; 24 th
  • Highest Point: Charles Mound; 1237 feet
  • Lowest Point: Mississippi River; 278.9 feet
  • Border States: Wisconsin (N), Indiana (E), Kentucky (S), Missouri (W/SW), Iowa (W/NW)

Illinois State Symbols


State Flower Illinois State Flower, Violet Violet
State Tree Illinois State Tree, Native Oak Native Oak
State Bird Illinois State Bird, Cardinal Cardinal

Last updated on May 14, 2021