Iowa, which is shortly mentioned as IA, is one of the 50 states of the United States, situated in the Midwestern part of the United States. It is surrounded by the Mississippi River in the east, the Big Sioux River and the Missouri River on the west, and in the south, the state is separated by the Ohio River from Kentucky. The state is bordered by the counties, such as Illinois and Wisconsin in the east, South Dakota and Nebraska in the west, Minnesota in the north and Missouri to the south. Iowa is the only state in the United States, who’s western and eastern borders are formed wholly by rivers. Iowa is the 30th most populous and the 26th most extensive state in land area among the 50 states in the United States.
Iowa was the 29th state admitted to the union on the 28th of December 1846. The total land area of Iowa is 56,273 square miles, which offers the state an area rank of 26 out of the available 50 states in the United States. In addition, water surface occupies 415 square miles of the total area of the state within its boundaries. There are 99 counties in Iowa among which the Humboldt County was recently formed in the state on the 26th of February 1857.
Consistent with 2010 United States Census information, the population of Iowa was 2,926,324. Among the counties of the Iowa State, the Polk County is ranked as the most populous county with the population of 430,640, and the Adams County is ranked as the least populous county with the population of 4,029
As of 2010, there are 6 State Electoral Votes in Iowa. The State Quarter issue Date of Iowa is August 30, 2004. “Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain” is the state motto of Iowa.
The Hawkeye State is the nickname of the state of Iowa. The name of the state bird of Iowa is the Eastern Goldfinch. The Northern red oak is the state tree of Iowa, and the Wild Prairie Rose is the state flower. Des Moines is the state capital of Iowa. The Des Moines City is the biggest of all cities in Iowa by population and ranks first in total land area, too. Davenport is the oldest city in Iowa. The state of Iowa is served by five area codes, such as 319, 515, 563, 641 and 712.
During colonial times, the state of Iowa was a division of French Louisiana, and its existing state flag is designed after that of France. Subsequent to the Louisiana Purchase, inhabitants laid the base for a cultivation-based county in the heart of the Corn Belt. In the last half of the 20th century, the agricultural economy of Iowa made the shift to an expanded economy of sophisticated manufacturing, dispensing, monetary services, biotechnology, information technology and green energy production. The Iowa has been recorded as one among the safest states in the United States to live.