Capital City: Des Moines
Location: 41.57673 N, 093.61740 W
Area: 56276 sq.mi, 26th Land 55875 sq. mi., 23rd – Water 401 sq.mi., 44th
Biographies: Famous Iowans
Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
Border States: Illinois – Minnesota – Missouri – Nebraska – South Dakota – Wisconsin
Constitution: 29th State
County Profile: 99 Counties
Economy: Agriculture: Hogs, corn, soybeans, oats, cattle, dairy products. Industry: Food processing, machinery, electric equipment, chemical products, printing and publishing, primary metals.
Flag: Having three vertical stripes blue, white and red the Iowa flag resembles the flag of France. On the white stripe is a bald eagle carrying a blue streamer in its beak. The state motto ” Our Liberties We Prize, and Our Rights We will Maintain” is written on the streamer. The name of the state is emblazoned in red letters.
Flower: Wild Prairie Rose rosa pratincola Geographic Center: Story, 5 mi northeast of Ames
Governor: Chet Culver (D)
Highest Point: High Point; 1670 feet, 42nd
Highway Markers: Iowa Resource Manual
Historic Landmarks: Search Iowa
Largest Cities: Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City, Waterloo
Lowest Point: Juction of Mississippi & Des Moines rivers; 480 feet, 38th
Motto: Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain
Nickname: Hawkeye State
Song: The Song of Iowa
words by: S.H.M. Byers
Statehood: December 28, 1846
Topography: Watershed from northwest to southeast; soil especially rich and land level in the north central region.
Tree: Oak Quercus