Iowa State Facts and Symbols

Iowa became the 29th state in 1846 and is the 30th largest state by population with about 3.1 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 views of the Iowa State Quarter.

Iowa State Flag

Iowa State Flag

Iowa State Facts

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

Iowa State Map:

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Iowa State Map

Iowa State Quarter

Iowa State Quarter - FrontIowa State Quarter - Back

United States Mint 50 State Quarters© Program coin:
(United States Mint Images)


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