Madison, Wisconsin

About Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, the capital of the U.S. State of Wisconsin, is also the seat of Dane County. The population was 269kilo people at the 2020 census. This made it the second-largest municipality in Wisconsin, after Milwaukee, as well as the 80th largest in the U.S. The city forms the core of the Madison Metropolitan Area which includes Dane County and neighboring Iowa, Green, and Columbia counties for a population of 680,796. Madison is named after James Madison, the American Founding Father. The city is situated on the traditional Ho-Chunk land. In the Ho-Chunk language, the Madison area is called Dejope or Taychopera.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is located on an island and the lands around four lakes – Lake Monona Lake Kegonsa Lake Waubesa Lake Mendota Lake Monona Lake Kegonsa Lake Waubesa. Madison is home to an extensive network of parks and bike trails; it has the most parks and playgrounds per capita of any of the 100 largest U.S. cities and is one of five communities to have received a “Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community” rating from the League of American Bicyclists. Madison is also home to nine National Historic Landmarks, including several buildings designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, such as his 1937 Jacobs I House, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Dane County can be found in the U.S. state Wisconsin. As of the 2020 census, the population was 561,504, making it the second-most populous county in Wisconsin. The county seat is Madison, which is also the state capital.

Madison, Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

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