A. Your community – Chicago, Illinois – United States of America
Location of your community
The area of your community
The city of Chicago is 8 miles wide (east – west) and 22 miles long (north – south)
The population of your community
The city of Chicago has a population of approximately 2,900,000.
The ‘metropolitan’ area or the area that includes Chicago and the smaller cities around Chicago is about 9,000,000.
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My city and community 城市與社區
Chicago is a city of great architectural significance, ethnic diversity, and cultural wealth. 45 million people visit Chicago from around the country and the world every year.
In the summer, the city provides free concerts in Grant Park (the most popular being Blues Fest ). Blues music has deep roots in Chicago. Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon and Buddy Guy are legends in Chicago’s Blues History.
In regards to the cultural aspects of the city, Chicago’s museums attract tourists from around the world. The Museum of Science and Industry, the Adler Planetarium, and the Shedd Aquarium are all big hits. However, the Art Institute of Chicago is probably the biggest draw. It holds one the largest collections of Claude Monet paintings and just recently added a contemporary art wing.
Chicago is also famous for its sports teams and figures. We have 2 baseball teams, the White Sox (2005 World Champions) and the Cubs (have not won a World Series in over 100 years). Our football team is the Bears, our ice hockey team is the Blackhawks and our soccer team is the Fire. The basketball team in Chicago is the Bulls and probably the most famous athlete from Chicago is the Bull’s player Michael Jordan who led the Bulls to 6 championships.