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The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Sterling is approximately 15,132 (1990), 15370 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,364 (1990), 6303 (2010).
The amount of land area in Sterling is 10.548 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.487 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sterling to Washington DC is 723 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 139 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sterling is positioned 41.79 degrees north of the equator and 89.69 degrees west of the prime meridian.



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History & History Related Items

Sterling is one of the cities in northern Illinois with the longest history of Mexican settlement: the Latin American Social Club was established in 1950 by WWII veterans of Mexican descent, and the annual September Fiesta has been a community institution since the 1940s. In 1999 a 5-panel mural was commissioned and painted by Chicago artists to commemorate the Latino and Mexican American history of Sterling.
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