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Iowa is located in the western north central portion of the United States. Iowa is the smallest of the midwestern states in the US it's total land area is comprised of 56,275 square miles and 310 square miles of water. Iowa's topography consists of rolling plains that slopes from the highest point in Iowa 1,670 feet to the lowest point of 480 feet at the mouth of the Des Moines River. Iowa has the richest and deepest topsoil in the United States which makes it a top agriculture state in the country. Iowa's climate ranges from humid hot summers, to cold winters and wet springs.

Entered the Union: December 28, 1846 (29th State)

Iowa Capital City: Des Moines

Lagest Cities in Iowa: Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City, Waterloo, Iowa City, Council Bluffs, Ames, Dubuque, Ankeny

Bordering States: Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Iowa 2013 Population (Estimate): 3,090,416

Iowa 2010 Population (Estimate): 3,046,857

Origin of State Name: From the Iowa River which was named after the Ioway Indian tribe

State Motto: Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain

Iowa Nickname: Hawkeye State

College Sports Teams in Iowa: Iowa Hawkeyes - Iowa City, Iowa State Cyclones - Ames, Northern Iowa Panthers - Cedar Falls

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