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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, a state map, and more views of the Iowa State Quarter.

Iowa State Quarter

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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

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