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Evansville is the economic and cultural hub of Southwestern Indiana and third-largest city in the state. As of 2010 the city had a total population of 117,429.
Seated on a bend in the Ohio River, the city is often called the "Crescent Valley" or "River City". As a testament to the Ohio's largesse, early French explorers named it La Belle Riviere ("The Beautiful River"). The area has been inhabited by various cultures and groups for at least 10,000 years- Angel Mounds was a permanent settlement of the Mississippian people from 1000 AD to 1400 AD.
The diverse economic base of the region has helped form an economy known for its stability, and vitality. Four NYSE companies (ACW, BERY, LEAF, VVC) are headquartered in Evansville, as well as the global center for the NYSE company Mead Johnson. Three other companies traded on the NASDAQ (ESCA, ONB, SCVL) are also located in Evansville. The city has public and private enterprise in many other areas, as it's the economic hub in the region.