Wisconsin became the 30th state in 1848 and is the 20th largest state by population with about 5.8 million residents. It is also the 25th largest state by land and water area with a total area of 65,498 square miles. Wisconsin is home to Milwaukee, which is the nation's twenty-third largest city with a population of approximately 600,000 people.
Included below are more facts and symbols, a state map, the state song and views of the Wisconsin State Quarter.
Wisconsin State Capital - Madison
State Motto - "Forward"
State Symbol of Peace - Mourning Dove
State Flower - Wood Violet
State Tree - Sugar Maple
State Bird - Robin
State Fish - Muskellunge
State Animal - Badger
State Wildlife Animal - White-tailed Deer
State Domesticated Animal - Dairy Cow
State Dog - American Water Spaniel
State Insect - Honeybee
State Dance - Polka
State Mineral - Galena (Lead Sulphide)
State Fossil - Trilobite
State Rock or Stone - Red Granite
State Soil - Antigo Silt Loam
State Grain - Corn
State Beverage - Milk
Official State Web Site - www.wisconsin.gov
On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Grand old badger state!
We, thy loyal sons and daughters, Hail thee, good and great.
On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Champion of the right,
'Forward', our motto - God will give thee might!
United States Mint 50 State Quarters© Program coin:
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