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Wisconsin

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Location of Wisconsin State


Capital: Madison

Population: 5,726,398 (Source: 2012 U.S. Census)

Major Cities: Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine

Borders: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $261,548 million (2012 U.S. Department of Commerce)

Key Industries:
Agriculture including cheese, milk, butter, corn, oats, potatoes, and cranberries
Transportation equipment, paper, packaging, tourism, furniture, and processed foods

How Wisconsin got its name: The name Wisconsin comes from a Native American word. It likely came from a Miami Indian word for the Wisconsin River meaning gathering of waters.

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Wisconsin State Symbols

State Nickname: Badger State

State Slogan: Stay Just a Little Bit Longer

State Motto: Forward

State flower: Wood Violet

State bird: Robin

State fish: Muskellunge

State tree: Sugar Maple

State mammal: Badger, Dairy cow

State foods: Milk

Becoming a State

Date admitted: Monday, May 29, 1848

Number admitted: 30

Prior Name: Wisconsin Territory

Postal Abbreviation: WI

Wisconsin State Map


The Geography of Wisconsin

Total Size: 54,310 sq. miles (source: 2003 Census)

Geographical Low Point: Lake Michigan at 579 feet (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Geographical High Point: Timms Hill at 1,951 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Price (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Central Point: Located in Wood County approx. 9 miles southeast of Marshfield (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Counties: 72 (source: National Association of Counties)

Bodies of Water: Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Winnebago, Petenwell Lake, Wisconsin River, Mississippi River, Chippewa River

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