Dekalb is a city situated in the Dekalb County in Illinois in United States. The city was formerly named after the German hero Johann De Kalb who gave away his life for the Independence of America during the Revolutionary War. According to the 2000 census the city recorded to have a total population of around 39,018. It is located in the northern outskirts of the country. The town is much prone to floods because of its geographical location. In 2007 the town experienced a drastic flood ever recorded raising the Kishwaukee River at DeKalb to about 15 feet. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city is supposed to have a total area of about 12.6 square miles out of which 12.6 square miles is covered by land and only 0.08%25 of the area is covered by water. The mostly commonly preached religion over here is Christianity. The city experiences almost a cool climate with snowfall of about 10 inches in the month of January and February.
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