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The population of Vandalia is approximately 6,114 (1990), 7042 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,341 (1990), 2359 (2010).

The amount of land area in Vandalia is 13.496 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.041 sq kilometers.
The distance from Vandalia to Washington DC is 685 miles. The distance to the Illinois state capital is 63 miles. (as the crow flies)
Vandalia is positioned 38.98 degrees north of the equator and 89.10 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Vandalia location: on I-70

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Vandalia history:

Vandalia was founded by the state to become the capital of the new state.
Abraham Lincoln began is political career as a state rep at the state capitol in Vandalia.

Vandalia was the second capital of Illinois and is the oldest surviving Capitol.
The founding of Vandalia: 1819
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Vandalia attractions:

The Avenue of Flags is held each Memorial Day Weekend

Grand Levee - held each Father's Day Weekend

Fall Fest - starts Thursday before Halloween each year

Christmas in Vandalia - held the weekend after Thanksgiving each year.

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