Iowa State of America

Iowa, 29th State
(Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain)
  • Name (Indian word, named after Iowa River): “Iowa ”; “This is the Place” or “the Beautiful Land”
  • Governor: Kim Reynolds (Republican Party)
  • Capital: Des Moines
  • Population:  3,179,850 (2020), (31st most populous)
  • Location: Midwest of American, perfectly centered between six other states.
    • North: Minnesota,
    • East: River Mississippi,
    • South: Missouri,
    • West: Big Sioux and Missouri rivers,
    • Southeast: Illinois,
    • Northeast: Wisconsin,
    • Southwest: Nebraska,
    • Northwest: South Dakota.
  • Area: 145,754 km2/56,276  mi2, 26th by rank
  • Postal abbreviation: IA
  • Admitted to Union: December 28, 1846
  • Official language: English

 

1.       State’s Symbols
  • State tree: Oak
  • State Grass: none
  • State flower: Wild Rose
  • State food: none
  • State Animal: none
  • State Insect: none
  • State Fish: Channel Catfish (Un-Official)
  • State Amphibian: none
  • State Dinosaur: none
  • State Reptile: none
  • State Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
  • State Horse: none
  • State Dog: none
  • State Fossil: none
  • State Rock: Geode
  • State Gemstone: none
  • State mineral: none
  • State Sports: none
  • State Songs: “Song of Iowa”
  • State Tartan:

  • State Poet Laureate: Mary Swander
  • State Dance: none
  • State Firearm: none
  • State Tall Ship: none
  • State Theater: none
  • State Museum: none
2.       Geography Facts
  • Land: 144,716 km(55,875 mi2), 23rd
  • Water: 1,039 km(401 mi2), 44th
  • State Forests: 10
  • National Forests: none
  • State Parks: 83
  • Public Beaches: 44
  • National Parks: none
  • National monument: 1
  • Historic site: 1
  • National historic trails: 2
  • Water: 0.7%
  • Largest city (by area): Des Moines (213.9 km²)
  • Largest city (by population): Des Moines (217,891 people)
  • Lowest point: Iowa; 320 feet, 34th lowest
  • Highest point: Hawkeye Point; 1,670 feet, (509 m), 42nd tallest

 

3.        Facts about Iowa
  • Iowa is the top producer of beef, pork, grain, corn, and soybean.
  • The food production of one Iowa farm is enough for 279 people.
  • Iowa’s researchers were pioneers in building the world’s first electronic digital computer.
  • State University in the 1930s.
  • Taking golf courses per capita into consideration, Iowa ranks the first amongst all other states.
  • Iowa is the birthplace of Sliced Bread.
  • Iowa raises more hogs than any other state.
  • Nickname/s: Hawkeye State
  • Major industries: Healthcare, social services, wholesale and retail trade, manufacturing, and education, biotechnology, green energy production, information technology.
  • Famous for: Corn and Agricultural Products
  • Area codes: 319, 515, 563, 641, 712
4.        Natural Resources
  • Agriculture:
    1. Corn
    2. Soybeans
    3. Oats
    4. Hay
    5. red clover
    6. Flaxseed
    7. Rye
    8. Wheat
    9. Apples
  • Gems and Minerals:
    1. Cement
    2. Gypsum
    3. Pearls
    4. Moss Agate
    5. Chalcedony
    6. Keokuk Geode
    7. crushed stone
    8. sand and gravel

 

5.       Mountains

             Iowa Mountains:  28 

            Prominent Mountains:

  • Pilot Knob
  • Sherrill Mound
  • Mount Moses
  • Balltown Ridge
  • Goose Rock
  • Pilot Knob
  • Wolf Hill
  • Pilot Mound
  • Sugar Loaf
  • Durr Hill
6.       Divisions
  • 99 Counties
  • 947 Cities
  • N/A Towns

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