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Statistics & Facts

The Iowa state capital is Des Moines.
The population of Elkader is approximately 1273 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 707 (1990), 577 (2010).
The amount of land area in Elkader is 3.138 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Elkader to Washington DC is 835 miles.
The distance to the Iowa state capital is 146 miles. (as the crow flies)
Elkader is positioned 42.85 degrees north of the equator and 91.40 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Elkader is named after 19th century Algerian freedom fighter Abdel Kadir.
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Elkader, IA is the only American municipality involved in a sister-city project with a city in Algeria; namely, Mascara, Algeria.
Welcome Center - The Osborne Center
Hwy. 13 and River Bluffs Scenic Byway
Elkader, Iowa
Phone: 319-245-1516
Hours: 8-4:30 Mon.-Fri., 8:30-4:30 Sat.-Sun.
Carter House Museum
Corner of Bridge and High streets
Phone: 319-278-1708 or 319-245-2770
Hours: 2-4 weekends and holidays, or by appointment, May-Sep.
Motor Mill Historic Site
Five miles SE of Elkader on the Turkey River
Phone: 319-245-1516
8-4:30 Mon.-Fri., 8:30-4:30 Sat.-Sun.
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