Wisconsin States Facts | Wisconsin State Symbol
Wisconsin is part of the Great Lakes region of the country, located in the north Midwest. With a surface area of around 65,497.82 square miles, it is a relatively large state with a population to match — it is the 23rd biggest state in the country, and in terms of population, it is the 20th most populous state in the US. The 2018 population of Wisconsin is estimated at 5.82 million. The state currently has a growth rate of 0.35%, which ranks 39th in the state. Over the years the Wisconsin Legislature has officially recognized a wide variety of state symbols. In order of adoption, Wisconsin has designated an official seal, coat of arms, motto, flag, song, flower, bird, tree, fish, state animal, wildlife animal, domestic animal, mineral, rock, symbol of peace, insect, soil, fossil, dog, beverage, grain, and dance. (The “Badger State” nickname, however, remains unofficial.) These symbols provide a focus for expanding public awareness of Wisconsin’s history and inclusion diversity. They are listed and described in Section 1.10 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
The Wisconsin flag was formally adopted on May 1, 1981. Since Wisconsin has maintained the same flag for the last 37 years. The 4 main colors in the Wisconsin flag are Resolution Blue, White, Black, and Lightning Yellow. The Wisconsin flag is rich with meaning.