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KintraUnitit States
Afore stateheidIowa Territory
Admittit tae the Union28 Dizember 1846 (29t)
Lairgest ceetycaipital
Lairgest metroDes Moines metropolitan aurie
 • GovrenorKim Reynolds (R)
LegislaturGeneral Assembly
 • Upper hooseSenate
 • Lawer hooseHouse of Representatives
U.S. senatorsChuck Grassley (R)
Joni Ernst (R)
U.S. Hoose delegation1: Rod Blum (R)
2: Dave Loebsack (D)
3: David Young (R)
4: Steve King (R) (leet)
 • Total3,123,899 (2,015 est)<[1]
 • Density21.2/km2 (54.8/sq mi)
 • Median hooseaud income
 • Income rank
Latitude40° 23′ N tae 43° 30′ N
Longitude90° 8′ W tae 96° 38′ W
Iowa state seembols
Ainimal an Plant insignia
Bird(s)Eastren goldfinch
Flouer(s)Wild rose
GrassBluebunch wheatgrass
TreeBur oak
Inanimate insignia
MottoOur liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain.
Route merker(s)
Iowa Route Merker
State Quarter
Quarter of Iowa
Released in 2004
Leets o Unitit States state seembols

Iowa (Listeni/ˈ.əwə/) is a U.S. state in the Midwastren Unitit States. It is mairchit bi sax states; Wisconsin tae the northeast, Illinois tae the east, Missouri tae the sooth, Nebraska tae the wast, Sooth Dakota tae the northwest, an Minnesota tae the north.

In colonial times, Iowa wis a pairt o French Louisiana an Spaingie Louisiana; its state banner is patterned efter the banner o Fraunce. Efter the Louisiana Purchase, fowk laid the foondation for an agricultur-based economy in the hert o the Corn Belt.[2]

In the latter hauf o the 20t century, Iowa's agricultural economy made the transeetion tae a diversifee'd economy o advanced manufacturin, processin, financial services, information technology, biotechnology, an green energy production.[3][4] Iowa is the 26t maist extensive in laund aurie an the 30t maist populous o the 50 U.S states. Its caipital an lairgest ceety bi population is Des Moines. Iowa has been listed as one of the safest states in which to live.[5] Its nickname is the Hawkeye State.


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  1. "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" (CSV). U.S. Census Bureau. 26 December 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  2. Merry, Carl A. (1996). "The Historic Period". Office of the State Archeologist at the University of Iowa. Archived frae the original on 4 Juin 2009. Retrieved 29 Juin 2009. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  3. "Major Industries in Iowa" (PDF). Iowa Department of Economic Development. Archived frae the original (PDF) on Mey 20, 2005. Retrieved Juin 29, 2009. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  4. "Wind Energy in Iowa". Iowa Energy Center. Archived frae the original on 21 Juin 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2009. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  5. "N.H. Receives Lowest Crime Ranking; Nevada Ranks as Worst State". Insurance Journal. Wells Publishing. 25 Mairch 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2009.

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