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DeKalb, Illinois




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CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyDeKalb
Incorporated1856
Government
 • MayorKris Povlsen
Area
 • Total12.6 sq mi (32.7 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total43,862
 • Density3,093.9/sq mi (1,194.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Websitewww.cityofdekalb.com

DeKalb (how to say: /dɨˈkælb/) is a city of Illinois in the United States. The population was 43,862 at the 2010 census, up from 39,018 at the 2000 census. The city is named after decorated German war hero Johann De Kalb, who died during the American Revolutionary War.

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