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Iowa became the 29th state in 1846 and is the 30th largest state by population with about 3 million residents. It is also the 23rd largest state by land and water area with a total area of 56,272 square miles. Des Moines, the state capital city, is Iowa's largest city with a population of approximately 200,000 people.

Iowa was included in the Louisiana Purchase. The name Iowa came from the American Indian word "Iowa."

Included below are more facts and symbols, information about the current Iowa Governor, a state map, Iowa members of the United States 112th Congress with a congressional district map and more views of the Iowa State Quarter.

Iowa State Quarter

State Quarter

(United States Mint Image)


Iowa State Capital - Des Moines

State Nickname - The Hawkeye State

State Motto - "Our liberties we prize, and our rights we will maintain"

State Flower - Wild Rose

State Tree - Oak

State Rock or Stone - Geode

State Bird - Eastern Goldfinch also known as Wild Canary

Official State Web Site -


Iowa State Governor:

Chet Culver

Office of the Governor & Lt. Governor
  State Capitol
1007 East Grand Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Phone: 515-281-5211

Iowa State Map:
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Iowa State Map - Click for Larger View


Iowa State Congressional District Map:

Iowa State Congressional District Map


Iowa Members of the United States Congress (112th Congress)


United States Senate (Iowa Members):

  Chuck Grassley - (R-IA) Tom Harkin - (D-IA)  

United States House of Representatives (Iowa Members by District):


Bruce L. Braley - 1st

David Loebsack - 2nd

Leonard L. Boswell - 3rd

Tom Latham - 4th

Steve King - 5th

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