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Fort Wayne ­is a city in the ­U.S. state­ of­ Indiana­ and the ­county seat­ of Allen County.­The population was 255,824 as of the July 1, 2011 Census estimate making it the­74th largest city in the United States­and the second largest in Indiana after Indianapolis. The municipality is located in northeastern Indiana, approximately 18 miles (29­km) west of the­ Ohio­ border ­and 50 miles (80­km) south of the ­Michigan ­border.­ Fort Wayne is the principal city of the ­Fort Wayne metropolitan area, consisting of Allen,­ Wells, and­ Whitley­ counties, for an estimated population of 419,453.­ In addition to those three core counties, the­combined statistical area ­includes­ Adams, ­DeKalb,­ Huntington,­ Noble, and­ Steuben counties, for a population of about 615,077.

Under the direction of­ American Revolutionary War ­statesman­ Anthony Wayne, the­ United States Army ­built Fort Wayne last in a series of forts near the­ Miami tribe­ village of­ Kekionga­in 1794.­ Named in Wayne's honor, Fort Wayne established itself at the confluence of the ­St. Joseph River, ­St. Marys River, and­ Maumee River­ as a ­trading post­ for European settlers.­The village was ­platted ­in 1823 and experienced tremendous growth after completion of the ­Wabash and Erie Canal­and advent of the railroad. ­Once a booming industrial town located in the ­Rust Belt, Fort Wayne's economy has diversified in recent times, now relying on distribution, transportation, and logistics, health care, manufacturing, professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and financial services.­ The city is also a center for the­defense contractor­industry which employs thousands in the city.

As northeastern Indiana's cultural hub, Fort Wayne is home to 15 museums and art galleries,­ two daily newspapers,­ philharmonic orchestra,­ botanical gardens,­ zoo, three minor league sports franchises and an ­NCAA ­Division I­ team, and 86 public parks.­ The city is home to the fifth-largest public university in Indiana, ­Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne, and the private universities of­ Concordia Theological Seminary,­ Indiana Institute of Technology, the University of Saint Francis and the Manchester University College of Pharmacy. The city is also recognized as the final resting place of American­ folklore legend­ Johnny Appleseed.

The city has been an­ All-America City Award ­recipient in 1982, 1998, and 2009.

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