Milwaukee is a port city, the biggest in the State of Wisconsin and the 5th-largest in Midwestern United States. The city covers a total area of approx 250,71 km2 (96,80 ml2) and has a population of around 594,830 people (2010 census).
- Milwaukee is also the county seat of Milwaukee County and lies on the western shore of Lake Michigan. It is the main economic and cultural center of Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha Metropolitan Area (population 2,043,900 in 2014).
- Fur traders and French Catholic missionaries were the first Europeans who passed through the area. In 1818 Solomon Juneau, French Canadian explorer, settled in the area. In 1846 Juneau, combined with a couple of neighboring towns and formed the City of Milwaukee. During the 1840s significant numbers of German immigrants increased city's population, with Poles and others arriving during the following decades.
- Famous for its brewing traditions, new additions to the city of Milwaukee include Milwaukee Riverwalk, Pier Wisconsin, Miller Park, Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and an expansion to Milwaukee Art Museum, as well as major renovations to UW–Milwaukee Panther Arena. A lot of new skyscrapers, lofts, condos and apartments have been built in the neighborhoods on and close to the riverbanks and lakefront.
- Milwaukee County is famous for its developed park system Parks of Milwaukee. The "Grand Necklace of Parks" was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903), New York's Central Park designer. It includes Lake Park, Riverside Park and Washington Park. Milwaukee County Parks offer various facilities for picnics, grilling, sunbathing, ice skating and disc golf. Milwaukee has more than 140 parks with more than 15,000 acres (6,100 ha) of parkways and parks.
- Milwaukee's major port, Port of Milwaukee, handled a total of 2,4 mill metric tons of cargo through the municipal port in 2014. Milwaukee links with Muskegon, Michigan via Lake Express passenger ferry and high-speed auto. The Lake Express sails across Lake Michigan from late spring to fall of each year.
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