Wisconsin is an independent state situated in the Great Lakes and Midwest regions and in the north-central part of the United States of America with the postal abbreviation WI. The state is surrounded by Lake Michigan in the east, Minnesota in the west, Lake Superior in the north, Illinois in the south, Michigan on the northeast and Iowa in the southwest. Wisconsin is the 20th most crowded and the 23rd most wide-ranging state among the 50 states of the country.
The geography of the state of Wisconsin is varied, with the Western Upland and Northern Highland together with a fraction of the Central Plain, inhabiting the western division of the state and lowlands extending to the coast of Lake Michigan. Wisconsin is next to Michigan in the span of its Great Lakes shoreline. The Wisconsin state is one among the foremost dairy manufacturers of the country, chiefly renowned for cheese. Tourism and Manufacturing are the major contributors to the economy of the state, too. Since the state of Wisconsin lies between the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes, the state is the home to an extensive variety of physical features.
Wisconsin was the 30th state admitted to the union on the 29th of May 1848. The total land area of Wisconsin is 65,496 square miles, which offers the state a rank of 23 out of the available 50 states in the country. In addition, water surface occupies 11,342 square miles of the total area of the state within its boundaries. There are 72 counties in Wisconsin among which the Rusk County was the most recent county formed in the state, in the year 1901.
Consistent with 2010 United States Census information, the population of Wisconsin was 5,363,675. Among the counties of the Wisconsin State, the most populous county is the Milwaukee County with the population of 947,735, and the Menominee County is ranked as the least populous county with the population of 4,232.
As of 2010, there are 10 State Electoral Votes in Wisconsin. The State Quarter issue Date of Wisconsin is October 25, 2004. The state motto of Wisconsin is “Forward“.
Badger State is the nickname of the state of Wisconsin. The name of the state bird of Wisconsin is the American Robin. Sugar Maple is the state tree of Wisconsin, and the Wood Violet is the state flower. Madison is the state capital of Wisconsin. The Milwaukee City is the biggest of all cities in Wisconsin by population, and the same city ranks first in total land area, too. The Milwaukee City is the oldest city in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin State is served by five area codes, such as 262, 414, 608, 715 and 920.