It is the 15th most populous city in the United States. The largest city in the United States (and metropolitan area) is New York City, by far. The city itself has more than twice as many inhabitants as Los Angeles, and the New York-Newark urban area is the country's only megacity. Fishers is located in Hamilton County, in central Indiana, and is a major suburb of the state capital, Indianapolis.
Central Indiana remained under the 317 flag until 1997, when growth in and around Indianapolis prompted the creation of the 765 area code. Indianapolis is the capital and the largest and most populous city in Indiana, with a population of 867,125.Indianapolis is most famous for hosting the largest single-day sporting event in the world, the Indianapolis 500 mile race. The nickname Indiana Crossroads of America is largely attributed to the historic role of the Indianapolis metropolitan area, which it has played as a logistics and transportation hub.