22 Facts About Iowa City


Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States.

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The Iowa City Metropolitan Statistical Area is a part of a Combined Statistical Area with the Cedar Rapids MSA.

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Iowa City was the second capital of the Iowa Territory and the first capital city of the State of Iowa.

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Iowa City is located on a section of land laying in the form of an amphitheater.

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Iowa City had previously designed the 1837 capitol of Illinois and was supervising its construction when he got the commission to design the new Iowa capitol in 1839.

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Iowa City quit the Iowa project after five months, claiming his design was not followed, but the resemblance to the Illinois capitol suggests he strongly influenced the final Iowa design.

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Iowa City served as the third and last territorial capital of Iowa, and the last four territorial legislatures met at the Old Capitol Building until December 28,1846, when Iowa was admitted into the United States as the 29th state of the union.

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Iowa City was declared the state capital of Iowa, and the government convened in the Old Capitol Building.

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Iowa City is located in eastern Iowa, along the Iowa River, on Interstate 80, approximately 60 miles west of the Quad Cities.

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The Iowa City area was struck by a severe hailstorm on May 18,1997, and by tornadoes on April 13,2006.

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Iowa City is home to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the state's only comprehensive tertiary care medical center.

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The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center in Iowa City is an NCI-designated Cancer Center, one of fewer than 60 in the country.

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Iowa City is home to the private PK-12 school district, Regina Catholic Education Center.

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Iowa City is home to The University of Iowa and a branch of Kirkwood Community College.

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Iowa City is home of the University of Iowa's athletic teams, known as the Iowa Hawkeyes.

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Iowa City Park contains the Bobby Oldis Fields, an outdoor pool complex, many picnic areas and playgrounds, as well as the Riverside Festival Stage.

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Hawkeye Recreation Fields is in the University of Iowa City and contains to 12 soccer fields, 4 beach volleyball pitches, and 4 basketball courts.

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Iowa City is governed by an elected city council of seven members: four council members at large and three district members.

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The Iowa City Press-Citizen, owned by Gannett, publishes six days a week with Gannett's Des Moines Sunday Register standing in as a Sunday edition.

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Iowa City has a general aviation airport, the Iowa City Municipal Airport, on the south side of the city.

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Iowa City is served by the freight-only Iowa Interstate Railroad and the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway.

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The historic Iowa City Depot, shown in the picture at left, is no longer in use for railway services; it has been modified into a commercial office building.

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