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Official Iowa County and City Sites
  • Capital: Des Moines
  • Population: 2,929,324
  • Entered the Union: December 28, 1846
  • As the: 29th state
  • Motto: Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain
  • Nickname: Hawkeye State
  • Flower: Wild Rose
  • Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
  • Song: Song of Iowa
  • Sports Teams: None.
  • Origin of Name: Probably from an Indian word meaning "the beautiful land"
  • Major Industries: Corn, Soybeans, Livestock
  • Historical Sites: Herbert Hoover Birthplace and Library, Fort Dodge Historical Museum, Effigy Mounds National Monument
  • Points of Interest: Amana Colonies, Des Moines Art Center, Sanford Museum and Planetarium, Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad, DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, Living History Farms, Paddlewheel Riverboats
  • Bordering States: Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin

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