Place:Batavia, Kane, Illinois, United States

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NameBatavia
TypeCity
Coordinates41.85°N 88.3°W
Located inKane, Illinois, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
East Batavia Cemetery
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Batavia is a city in DuPage and Kane Counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. A suburb of Chicago, it was founded in 1833 and is the oldest city in Kane County. During the latter part of the 19th century, Batavia, home to six American-style windmill manufacturing companies, became known as "The Windmill City."[1] Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, a federal government-sponsored high-energy physics laboratory, where both the bottom quark and the top quark were first detected, is located in the city.

Batavia is part of a vernacular region known as the Tri-City area, along with St. Charles and Geneva, all western suburbs of similar size and relative socioeconomic condition.

As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 26,045, which was estimated to have increased to 26,391 by July 2016.[2]

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