Chicago is the third largest city in the United States population after New York City and
Chicago is an important global economic, commercial, industrial, scientific,
transportation, travel, tourism and communications hub, with its international
airport, which has long been the world's busiest airport. In 2012, Chicago
received 46.37 million tourists from within and outside the United States, setting
a record for the number of tourists who visited the city.
The city is characterized by a wide
variety of activities and contributions in various cultural, musical ,food and
artistic fields such as theater, cinema, novel, jazz, blues and sol.