Wisconsin State Facts and Symbols

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 Flag

Wisconsin State Flag

Wisconsin State Facts

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

Wisconsin State Map:

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Wisconsin State Map

Wisconsin State Song:

On, Wisconsin!

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!

Wisconsin State Quarter

Wisconsin State Quarter - FrontWisconsin State Quarter - Back

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


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