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Capital City:

Madison

Statehood:

May 29, 1848 (30th)

Population:

5,290,000

Nickname:

Badger State / America's Dairyland

Motto:

Forward

Origin of State Name:

Based on an Indian word "Ouisconsin" believed to mean "grassy place" in the Chippewa tongue

Counties:

72

Largest Cities:

Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine

Border States:

Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota

Land Area:

54,424 sq.mi., 26th largest

Highest Point:

Timms Hill, 1,951 ft.

Lowest Point:

Lake Michigan, 581 ft.

State Bird:

Robin

State Flower:

Wood Violet (viola papilionacea)

State Tree:

Sugar Maple (acer saccharum)

State Song:

On Wisconsin

State Web Site:

www.state.wi.us


For more websites on Wisconsin check out Wisconsin Links.

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