Facts About Iowa State
Iowa is a state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri River and Big Sioux River to the west. It is bordered by six states; Wisconsin to the northeast, Illinois to the east, Missouri to the south, Nebraska to the west, South Dakota to the northwest, and Minnesota to the north. Capital City of Iowa state in Des Moines. Iowa’s official flag was adopted in 1921. The name Iowa comes from Ioway, the French word for the Bah-Kho-je Indian tribe that lived in the area.
- Iowa attained statehood on December 28, 1846, as the 29th state of the union.
- Iowa is one of the North Central States of the American Union and is about midway between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans. It lies between two great rivers, the Mississippi and Missouri, between 42’02’N 93’28’W.
- The climate is continental. The average annual rainfall is 31 in/78.7 cm, and, most of the rain falls in summer.
- The nickname of the Iowa state is Hawkeye State or Corn State.
- The motto of the Iowa state is Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain..
- Border States of Iowa are Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin.
- The total land area of Iowa is 55,875 sq. mi.; making it the 23rd largest state of the union.
- Iowa is ranked second in the nation in red meat production.
- The foundation of Iowa’s thriving economy lies in quality public education and strong colleges and universities.
- Iowa State University, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa are the Universities of Iowa state.
- Some of the interesting places in Iowa are Dodge, Camp, Duane Arnold Nuclear Power Plant, Edenville, Johnston Station.
- The Grand Opera House is Dubuque’s only surviving grand opera house in Iowa and it boasts the largest stage ever built in the city.
- The Walnut Grove School, built in 1873, is the only remaining a structurally sound, unaltered, one-room rural school in its original site in Mitchell County.
- The Hohberger Building, constructed in 1898, was erected with cast iron because it is lighter and stronger than stone and brick. This uniqueness has earned the building a listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Major Industries in Iowa are agriculture (corn, soybeans, hogs, pigs), food manufacturing, insurance.
- Historical Sites include Herbert Hoover Birthplace and Library, Fort Dodge Historical Museum, Effigy Mounds National Monument.
- Amana Colonies, Des Moines Art Center, Sanford Museum and Planetarium, Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad, DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, Living History Farms, Paddlewheel Riverboats are the points of interest in Iowa.