Iowa City is a city located in Johnson County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 62,220. It is the county seat of Johnson County. It is also the home of the University of Iowa. Iowa City was the first state capital of Iowa, until the capital was moved to Des Moines in the 1850s. The Old Capitol building, now home to University of Iowa offices, is a major landmark.
The Iowa City metro area is comprised of Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, University Heights, and Solon. The total metro area population is approximately 115,000 people.
On June 9, 1856 500 Mormons left Iowa City and headed west for Salt Lake City, Utah, carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts. They had arrived by train. At that time Iowa City was the westernmost terminal.
Web Sites and Links
Iowa CityOfficial site includes a welcome from the Mayor, guide to the government of Iowa City, agendas, minutes, planning and community development, information on the police and fire departments, and public information.
Iowa City / Coralville Area Online ResourceThe Iowa City and Coralville Online Resource (www.iowacity.com) is a local resource that is maintained by the City of Iowa City, local residents, and various organizations in the Iowa City Area. Online since 1995.
Iowa City Chamber of CommerceThe Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce promotes member interests for the benefit of all business and for our communities.
Iowa City Downtown AssociationInformation about local attractions, events and businesses in the downtown area.
Iowa City Jazz FestivalAn annual jazz festival in Iowa City featuring some of the hottest jazz stars in the world.
Iowacity.netIowa City Community Directory listing business, government, health, community, entertainment, restaurants, sports, weather, and culture categories.
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