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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

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Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in the cities of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.

Both cities are located in Champaign County with Urbana being the county seat.

The area has a population of 231,891 as determined by the 2010 U.S. Census. It is home to the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system.

Journalists frequently treat the metropolitan area as just one city. For example, in 1998, Newsweek included the Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area in its list of the top ten tech cities (outside the Silicon Valley). Champaign-Urbana also ranked tenth as one of the top twenty-five green cities in the United States, in a survey made by Country Home magazine.

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