Indianapolis, often shortened to Indy, is the state capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County. According to 2018 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the consolidated population of Indianapolis and Marion County was 876,862. Wikipedia
Shortly after Congress established the Hoosier State in 1816, the Indiana General Assembly saw the need to move the capital from southern Indiana to a more central location. Indianapolis was founded in 1821 to fill this need.
The name Indianapolis is derived from the state’s name, Indiana (meaning “Land of the Indians”, or simply “Indian Land”), and polis, the Greek word for city.
Indianapolis has been given tons of nicknames over the years including Crossroads of America, Circle City, Indy, India-no-place, Naptown, and Railroad city. For the most part, the nicknames given to this city are pretty self-explanatory.
Indianapolis plays host to many conventions and sporting events, most notably the Indianapolis 500, the Indycar race held each year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Indy Plays host to the world-renowned Indy 500 motor race each May.