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The city of Valparaiso is in Porter County, Indiana, USA. It is nicknamed Valpo and is the second largest city in the Porter County. The state of Indiana is the 19th admitted state in the Union. The name simply means 'Indian Land'. The residents of Indiana are called Hoosiers. The state is best known for its sports teams and athletic events especially the Indianapolis 500 motorsports race, the largest single-day sporting event in the world which is often called Hoosier Hysteria. Valparaiso is located at the junctions of Interstate 80/90, US Route 30, State Road 2 and State Road 49. As per the United States Census Bureau the total area of the city is 11.0 square miles 0.73% of which is water. The population of the city as of July 2008 was 30,429. The elevation of the city is 738 feet above sea-level. It is extremely cold in winters, with a lot of snowfall and cool in summers. The city gets its share of sunshine in between June and July. The best and the fasted way to reach Valparaiso is to take a bus from Santiago. Apart from that, several train services can be availed. Valparaiso also has an airport by the name of Porter County Municipal Airport. V-Line bus service provides inner city public transport.
The site of present day Valparaiso was included in the purchase of land from the Potawatomi Indians by the US Government in October 1832. Valparaiso was a forest land and in the beginning of this century and was named Valparaiso in 1837 after Valpara?so, Chile. Being very close to the Lake Michigan and Indian dunes, the city of Valparaiso often hosts hikers, swimmers and campers. The city is dotted by a multitude of parks and shopping centers. Some of the most popular parks are Glenrose Sout, Foundation Meadows, Fairgrounds Park and Bicentennial Park which provides a lot of fun activities. Eastgate, Valparaiso Marketplace, Valparaiso Walk, Strongbow Center and Thornapple Plaza are some of the most important shopping places of the area. There are several bikeways and bike trails as well which means lots more activity and lots more fun. There are two major events hosted by the city annually: first is the Popcorn Festival and the second is the Porter County Fair. On every first Saturday, aft the 1st of March, which is the Labor Day, the Popcorn Festival is held. It is held in the honor of Orville Redenbacher, the founder of the local popcorn factory and a former resident of the city. He himself took part in most of the popcorn parades before he died in 1995. Brauer Museum of Art is a major attraction. Memorial Opera House is a massive magnet for music fans from all over the world. One of the big entertainers of the city is the Chicago Street Theatre which is operated and controlled by the local Community Theater Guild. It is a very friendly little town, where everyone knows everybody. It is famous for its plenty of shopping opportunities and lots of outdoor life. The downtown is very pleasant site and many houses and apartments are within walking distance. Valparaiso is a great, growing community with much to offer. There are hardly any crimes, great people, plenty of things to do, always. Perfect place if you're looking for peace and tranquility with a harmonic blend of natural beauty. With amazing weather, it is a perfect spot for summer vacations and camping. For golf lovers, Valparaiso tickets a summer of golf.