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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 located in United 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
Kintra Unitit States
State Iowa
Coonties Polk, Warren
Foondit 1843
Incorporated 22 September 1851
Govrenment
 • Teep Cooncil–manager govrenment[1]
 • Mayor Frank Cownie
 • Senate
 • Hoose
 • U.S. Congress David Young (R)
Aurie[2]
 • Ceety 82.60 sq mi (213.93 km2)
 • Laund 80.87 sq mi (209.45 km2)
 • Watter 1.73 sq mi (4.48 km2)
Elevation 955 ft (291 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Ceety 203,433
 • Estimate (2015[4]) 210,330 (US: 104t)
 • Rank 1st in Iowa
 • Density 2,532.9/sq mi (978.0/km2)
 • Metro 622,899 (91st)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 50301-50340-50310
Aurie code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-21000
GNIS featur ID 0465961
Wabsteid www.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 December 10, 2009. 
  2. "US Gazetteer files 2015". United States Census Bureau. 
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Mey 11, 2012. 
  4. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived frae the oreeginal on Mey 21, 2015. Retrieved Mey 21, 2015. 
  5. "Subcounty population estimates: Iowa 2000–2006" (CSV). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. Juin 28, 2007. Retrieved Juin 8, 2008. 
  6. City of Des Moines. "City of Des Moines Action Center: City History". Archived frae the oreeginal on December 7, 2006. Retrieved December 20, 2006. 
  7. "Iowa's Largest Cities". Quad City Times. Februar 10, 2011. Retrieved Februar 13, 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 October 12, 2012. 
  9. "Greater Des Moines Sister City Commission". Office of the City Manager. Retrieved Januar 22, 2011. 

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