Wisconsin

  • wisconsin
    state
    state of wisconsin
    flag of wisconsin
    flag
    official seal of wisconsin
    seal
    nickname(s): 
    badger state; america's dairyland[1][2][3][4] (no official nickname)[5]
    motto(s): 
    forward
    anthem: on, wisconsin!
    map of the united states with wisconsin highlighted
    map of the united states with wisconsin highlighted
    countryunited states
    before statehoodwisconsin territory
    admitted to the unionmay 29, 1848 (30th)
    capitalmadison
    largest citymilwaukee
    largest metrochicago metropolitan area
    government
     • governortony evers (d)
     • lieutenant governormandela barnes (d)
    legislaturewisconsin legislature
     • upper housesenate
     • lower houseassembly
    u.s. senatorsron johnson (r)
    tammy baldwin (d)
    u.s. house delegation4 republicans
    3 democrats
    1 vacant (list)
    area
     • total65,498.37 sq mi (169,640 km2)
     • land54,310 sq mi (140,663 km2)
    area rank23rd
    dimensions
     • length311 mi (507 km)
     • width260 mi (427 km)
    elevation
    1,050 ft (320 m)
    highest elevation
    (timms hill[6][7])
    1,951 ft (595 m)
    lowest elevation
    (lake michigan[6][7])
    579 ft (176 m)
    population
     • total5,822,434 (2,019)
     • rank20th
     • density105/sq mi (40.6/km2)
     • density rank23rd
     • median household income
    $59,305 [8]
     • income rank
    23rd
    demonym(s)wisconsinite
    language
    time zoneutc-06:00 (central)
     • summer (dst)utc-05:00 (cdt)
    usps abbreviation
    wi
    iso 3166 codeus-wi
    www.wisconsin.gov
    wisconsin state symbols
    flag of wisconsin.svg
    the flag of wisconsin
    seal of wisconsin.svg
    the seal of wisconsin
    living insignia
    birdamerican robin
    turdus migratorius
    fishmuskellunge
    esox masquinongy
    flowerwood violet
    viola sororia
    insectwestern honey bee
    apis mellifera
    treesugar maple
    acer saccharum
    inanimate insignia
    beveragemilk
    dancepolka
    foodcorn
    zea mays
    fossiltrilobite
    calymene celebra
    mineralgalena
    rockred granite
    sloganamerica's dairyland[9]
    soilantigo silt loam
    tartan wisconsin tartan
    state route marker
    wisconsin state route marker
    state quarter
    wisconsin quarter dollar coin
    released in 2004
    lists of united states state symbols

    wisconsin (n/ (about this soundlisten)) is a u.s. state located in the north-central, midwest and great lakes regions of the country. it is bordered by minnesota to the west, iowa to the southwest, illinois to the south, lake michigan to the east, michigan to the northeast, and lake superior to the north. wisconsin is the 23rd largest state by total area and the 20th most populous. the state capital is madison, and its largest city is milwaukee, which is located on the western shore of lake michigan. the state is divided into 72 counties.

    wisconsin's geography is diverse, having been greatly impacted by glaciers during the ice age with the exception of the driftless area. the northern highland and western upland along with a part of the central plain occupies the western part of the state, with lowlands stretching to the shore of lake michigan. wisconsin is second to michigan in the length of its great lakes coastline.

    during the 19th and early 20th centuries, many european settlers entered the state, many of whom emigrated from germany and scandinavia. like neighboring minnesota, the state remains a center of german american and scandinavian american culture.

    the state is one of the nation's leading dairy producers and is known as "america's dairyland"; it is particularly famous for its cheese.[10][11] manufacturing (especially paper products), information technology (it), cranberries, ginseng,[12] and tourism are also major contributors to the state's economy.

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Wisconsin
State of Wisconsin
Nickname(s): 
Badger State; America's Dairyland[1][2][3][4] (No official nickname)[5]
Motto(s): 
Forward
Anthem: On, Wisconsin!
Map of the United States with Wisconsin highlighted
Map of the United States with Wisconsin highlighted
CountryUnited States
Before statehoodWisconsin Territory
Admitted to the UnionMay 29, 1848 (30th)
CapitalMadison
Largest cityMilwaukee
Largest metroChicago metropolitan area
Government
 • GovernorTony Evers (D)
 • Lieutenant GovernorMandela Barnes (D)
LegislatureWisconsin Legislature
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseAssembly
U.S. senatorsRon Johnson (R)
Tammy Baldwin (D)
U.S. House delegation4 Republicans
3 Democrats
1 Vacant (list)
Area
 • Total65,498.37 sq mi (169,640 km2)
 • Land54,310 sq mi (140,663 km2)
Area rank23rd
Dimensions
 • Length311 mi (507 km)
 • Width260 mi (427 km)
Elevation
1,050 ft (320 m)
Highest elevation1,951 ft (595 m)
Lowest elevation579 ft (176 m)
Population
 • Total5,822,434 (2,019)
 • Rank20th
 • Density105/sq mi (40.6/km2)
 • Density rank23rd
 • Median household income
$59,305 [8]
 • Income rank
23rd
Demonym(s)Wisconsinite
Language
Time zoneUTC-06:00 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-05:00 (CDT)
USPS abbreviation
WI
ISO 3166 codeUS-WI
www.wisconsin.gov
Wisconsin state symbols
Flag of Wisconsin.svg
Seal of Wisconsin.svg
Living insignia
BirdAmerican robin
Turdus migratorius
FishMuskellunge
Esox masquinongy
FlowerWood violet
Viola sororia
InsectWestern honey bee
Apis mellifera
TreeSugar maple
Acer saccharum
Inanimate insignia
BeverageMilk
DancePolka
FoodCorn
Zea mays
FossilTrilobite
Calymene celebra
MineralGalena
RockRed granite
SloganAmerica's Dairyland[9]
SoilAntigo silt loam
Tartan Wisconsin tartan
State route marker
Wisconsin state route marker
State quarter
Wisconsin quarter dollar coin
Released in 2004
Lists of United States state symbols

Wisconsin (n/ (About this soundlisten)) is a U.S. state located in the north-central, Midwest and Great Lakes regions of the country. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin is the 23rd largest state by total area and the 20th most populous. The state capital is Madison, and its largest city is Milwaukee, which is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The state is divided into 72 counties.

Wisconsin's geography is diverse, having been greatly impacted by glaciers during the Ice Age with the exception of the Driftless Area. The Northern Highland and Western Upland along with a part of the Central Plain occupies the western part of the state, with lowlands stretching to the shore of Lake Michigan. Wisconsin is second to Michigan in the length of its Great Lakes coastline.

During the 19th and early 20th centuries, many European settlers entered the state, many of whom emigrated from Germany and Scandinavia. Like neighboring Minnesota, the state remains a center of German American and Scandinavian American culture.

The state is one of the nation's leading dairy producers and is known as "America's Dairyland"; it is particularly famous for its cheese.[10][11] Manufacturing (especially paper products), information technology (IT), cranberries, ginseng,[12] and tourism are also major contributors to the state's economy.