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Pana

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Pana is a city in Christian County, Illinois, United States. The population was 5,614 at the 2000 census.HistoryPana was first known as Stone Coal Precinct when it was founded on June 6, 1845. The name was later changed to Pana Township on September 2, 1856. In 1857, the village of Pana was incorporated. It was at the intersection of east-west and north-south railroads, and had supplies of fuel and water for the steam engines of the railroad.The name "Pana" is derived from the American Indian tribe, the Pawnee.Pana came to be known as the City of Roses, coined by local newsmen, the Jordan Brothers. Many major florists and growers set up shop here. At one time, there were 109 greenhouses in Pana.Kitchell Park, one of the few parks listed in the United States National Register of Historic Places, is located in Pana and was added to the Register in 1992.GeographyAccording to the 2010 census, Pana has a total area of 4.148sqmi, of which 3.84sqmi (or 92.57%) is land and 0.308sqmi (or 7.43%) is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 5,614 people, 2,317 households, and 1,443 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,101.7 people per square mile (811.8/km²). There were 2,532 housing units at an average density of 947.9 per square mile (366.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.09% White, 0.07% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.
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