Place:Nappanee, Elkhart, Indiana, United States

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NameNappanee
TypeCity
Coordinates41.444°N 85.999°W
Located inElkhart, Indiana, United States
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Nappanee is a city in Elkhart and Kosciusko counties in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 6,648 at the 2010 census. The name Nappanee probably means "flour."[1] Nappanee holds the distinction of having the longest city name in the United States containing each letter in its name twice. The town has several tourist attractions: Amish Acres, Metzler's Shoes, The Arts & Crafts Festival, and the Apple Festival. Nappanee is a small town but is increasing in size and number every year.

A tornado touched down in Nappanee around 10:30 pm on 18 October 2007, injuring at least five people and damaging 200 to 250 buildings, half of them severely. The tornado was classified as an EF3. The damage included three recreational vehicles factories that are among the community's largest employers: Fairmont Homes, Franklin Coach, and Gulf Stream Coach.

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