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Terre Haute, Indiana

Terre Haute, Indiana
City of Terre Haute
Downtown Terre Haute, looking southwest
Downtown Terre Haute, looking southwest
Official seal of Terre Haute, Indiana
Nickname(s): Crossroads of America, Capital of the Wabash Valley
Motto: "A Level Above"
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°28′11″N 87°23′23″W / 39.46972°N 87.38972°W / 39.46972; -87.38972
Country United States
State Indiana
County Vigo
 • Mayor Duke Bennett (R)
 • Total 35.27 sq mi (91.35 km2)
 • Land 34.54 sq mi (89.46 km2)
 • Water 0.73 sq mi (1.89 km2)
Elevation 499 ft (152 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 60,785
 • Estimate (2012) 61,112
 • Density 1,759.8/sq mi (679.5/km2)
Demonym(s) Hautean
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 812 & 930
FIPS code 18-75428
GNIS feature ID 444648
Interstate Highways I-70
U.S. Highways
Major State Roads
Waterways Wabash River
Airports Terre Haute Regional Airport
Public transit Terre Haute Transit

Terre Haute (/ˌtɛrə ˈht/ TERR HOHT) is a city in and the county seat of Vigo County, Indiana, United States, near the state's western border with Illinois. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 60,785 and its metropolitan area had a population of 170,943. The city is the self-proclaimed capital of the Wabash Valley. With several higher education institutions including Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Indiana State University, Saint Mary of-the Woods College, and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technologylocated in Terre Haute, the city has embraced its college town persona. Terre Haute was named the "Community of the Year" in 2010 by the Indiana Chamber and was a quarter-finalist in the America's Best Communities contest operated by Frontier Telephone and Dish Network. Terre Haute was the home of Socialist Party of America leader and five-time presidential nominee Eugene V. Debs. His former home is now a museum located on the campus of Indiana State University.



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