Des Moines, Iowa

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Des Moines, Iowa
Ceety
City of Des Moines
Clockwise frae top: Skyline, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Kruidenier Trail bridge, an the Iowa State Capitol, 801 Grand (Principal Financial Group)
Clockwise frae top: Skyline, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Kruidenier Trail bridge, an the Iowa State Capitol, 801 Grand (Principal Financial Group)
Banner o Des Moines, Iowa
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Location in Polk Coonty an in the State of Iowa
Location in Polk Coonty an in the State of Iowa
Des Moines, Iowa is locatit in the Unitit States
Des Moines, Iowa
Des Moines, Iowa
Location in Unitit States
Coordinates: 41°35′27″N 93°37′15″W / 41.59083°N 93.62083°W / 41.59083; -93.62083
KintraUnitit States
StateIowa
CoontiesPolk, Warren
Foondit1843
Incorporated22 September 1851
Govrenment
 • TeepCooncil–manager govrenment[1]
 • MayorFrank Cownie
 • Senate
 • Hoose
 • U.S. CongressDavid Young (R)
Area
 • Ceety213.93 km2 (82.60 sq mi)
 • Laund209.45 km2 (80.87 sq mi)
 • Water4.48 km2 (1.73 sq mi)
Elevation
291 m (955 ft)
Population
 • Ceety203,433
 • Estimate 
(2015[4])
210,330 (US: 104t)
 • Rank1st in Iowa
 • Density978.0/km2 (2532.9/sq mi)
 • Metro
622,899 (91st)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
50301-50340-50310
Area code(s)515
FIPS code19-21000
GNIS featur ID0465961
Websitewww.dmgov.org

Des Moines Listeni/dˈmɔɪn/ is the caipital an the maist populous ceety in the U.S. state o Iowa. It is the coonty seat o Polk Coonty an aw. A smaw portion o the ceety extends intae Warren Coonty.[5] It wis incorporatit on 22 September 1851, as Fort Des Moines which wis shortened tae "Des Moines" in 1857.[6] It is namit efter the Des Moines River, which mey hae been adaptit frae the French Rivière des Moines, meanin "River o the Monks". The ceety's population wis 203,433 as o the 2010 census.[7] The five-coonty metropolitan aurie is rankit 91st in terms o population in the Unitit States wi 599,789 residents accordin tae the 2013 estimate bi the Unitit States Census Bureau.[8]

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Greater Des Moines Sister City Commission, wi members frae the City of Des Moines an the suburbs o West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Johnston, an Ankeny, maintains sister ceety relationships wi five warld commonties:[9]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "City Manager's Office". City of Des Moines – City Manager's Office. Retrieved 10 December 2009.
  2. "US Gazetteer files 2015". United States Census Bureau.
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 Mey 2012.
  4. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived frae the original on May 21, 2015. Retrieved May 21, 2015. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  5. "Subcounty population estimates: Iowa 2000–2006" (CSV). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 28 Juin 2007. Retrieved 8 Juin 2008.
  6. City of Des Moines. "City of Des Moines Action Center: City History". Archived frae the original on 7 December 2006. Retrieved 20 December 2006.
  7. "Iowa's Largest Cities". Quad City Times. 10 Februar 2011. Retrieved 13 Februar 2011.
  8. United States Census Bureau. "Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011". Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  9. "Greater Des Moines Sister City Commission". Office of the City Manager. Retrieved 22 Januar 2011.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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