Quad Cities

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The Quad Cities[2][3][4] is a geographic region of the Mid-Mississippi Valley of the United States that includes several communities in the states of Iowa and Illinois. As of 2009, the population is 379,066 and consists of four counties: Scott County in Iowa and Henry, Mercer, and Rock Island counties in Illinois.[5][6]

The five most populous cities in the region are:

Before World War I, the area was called the Tri-Cities; included were Davenport, Rock Island, and Moline. With the growth of Rock Island County, East Moline was eventually given "equal status," and during the 1930s, the region became known as the Quad Cities. With the opening of an Alcoa plant in Bettendorf in 1948, it grew so that many people in the community openly discussed the adoption of the name Quint Cities.[7] Indeed, WOC-TV (as KWQC-TV was then called) did much "Quint Cities" promotion through the mid-1950s. But by this time, the name "Quad Cities" had become known well beyond the area, and "Quint Cities" never caught on. Eventually Bettendorf passed East Moline in size. The area includes five cities above, each with a population of over 20,000, and many other nearby communities.

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