, also referred to as Indy, is the capital city of the U.S. state, Indiana
. The city is the most populated of all cities in Indiana, and it serves as the seat of Marion County. Statistically, Indianapolis is the seventeenth most populated city in the United States, and its combined metropolitan area is the 34th most populated region in the United States.
The city of Indianapolis has a convenient location within the Midwestern United States to the East North Central part, within central Indiana. It is surrounded by scenic kames and a stunning terrain that attracts sightseeing visitors from far and wide. To its southern region, Indianapolis has a spectacular view overlooking the stunning Indiana Uplands, a scenic environment featuring a stunning hillscape amid high limestone content.
The White River is one of the sole sources of water for Indianapolis, and it has two main tributaries; Eagle and Fall creeks. Other than the river, numerous streams flow through Indianapolis, as well as other water bodies like the famous Indian Lake and the Eagle Creek Reservoir.
Complete with a stunning cityscape made up of modern skyscrapers, Indianapolis has several attractive landmarks around the city that feature both ancient and contemporary architecture. The Indiana Statehouse is the capitol building in Indianapolis and is the most central and unifying factor of the city. The iconic Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument is another attractive feature of Indianapolis, standing tall at two hundred and eighty-four feet. The Indiana World War Memorial Plaza is another tourist attraction spot, with a load of history and development to it, including the honor it gives the veterans of the World War.
The Lucas Oil Stadium features and intricate design of indoor stadium without any dome as was in the RCA Dome that was there before it. Several games are played here, and they attract crowds from far and wide. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway provides for more space where visitors get to watch car races and shows.
Indianapolis experiences a humid continental climate of Köppen classification Dfa, with a close borderline on the humid subtropical climate of Köppen classification Cfa. Generally, Indianapolis experiences four distinct weather seasons, with both extremes in place; summers are hot, humid, and moderately wet, and winters are cold, snowy, and somewhat dry.
Summer has its temperature stretching to highs of 91.8°F (33.2°C) and lows of 65.3°F (18.5°C). Occasional upsurges of heat are common, especially with up to eight hours of sunshine per day. The nights remain cool and pleasant, though, making it the most preferred tourist period.
Winter has extremely low-temperature ranges, in the average lows of -2.7°F (-19.3°C) and highs of 37.9°F (3.3°C). Snowfall is regular in Indianapolis, and usually begins to fall from mid-October
and extends through mid-April
, with only a few traces in the wee days of May
. There are up to six snowy days on average for the winter months, accumulating approximately 21.3cm of snow.
Spring remains short and moderately cold with extremely varying weather as summer approaches, and the outdoors are lovely with the blossoms of flowery trees across the city.
Autumn is beautiful in its way, considering the beauty that the fall foliage brings to Indianapolis. The weather may be moderately warm to hot, but it is devoid of the high summer heat.
The rainiest month in Indianapolis in May, with up to 5" (127mm) in precipitation from an average of thirteen days. And the driest month remains February
with only 2.3" (58.4mm) in rainfall.