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Madison, Wisconsin
State capital and city
A view of the skyline of the Madison Isthmus and Lake Mendota from Picnic Point
A view of the skyline of the Madison Isthmus and Lake Mendota from Picnic Point
Flag of Madison, Wisconsin
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Official seal of Madison, Wisconsin
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Official logo of Madison, Wisconsin
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Nickname(s): 
Madtown, Mad City, "The City of Four Lakes"
Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin.
Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin.
Madison, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
Location in Wisconsin, United States & North America
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Madison, Wisconsin is located in the United States
Madison, Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin (the United States)
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Madison, Wisconsin is located in North America
Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin (North America)
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Coordinates: 43°4′N 89°24′W / 43.067°N 89.400°W / 43.067; -89.400Coordinates: 43°4′N 89°24′W / 43.067°N 89.400°W / 43.067; -89.400
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Dane
Municipality City
Founded 1836
Chartered 1846
Incorporated 1856
Named for James Madison
Government
 • Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway (D)
Area
[1]
 • City 100.91 sq mi (261.36 km2)
 • Land 78.95 sq mi (204.48 km2)
 • Water 21.96 sq mi (56.88 km2)
Elevation
873 ft (226 m)
Population
 (2010)[2]
 • City 233,209
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
258,054
 • Rank US: 81st
 • Density 3,232.56/sq mi (1,248.10/km2)
 • Urban
401,661 1 (US: 93rd)
 • Metro
654,230 (US: 86th)
 • CSA
880,520 (US: 61st)
 • Demonym
Madisonian
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code 608
FIPS code 55-48000
Website cityofmadison.com
1 Urban = 2010 Census