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Quick Facts: Iowa
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Capital City: Des Moines

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Nickname: Hawkeye State / Corn State
Motto: Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain.
Statehood: December 28, 1846 (29th)
Origin of State's Name: From the Dakota Indian word "Ayuhwa," meaning "sleepy ones," referring to a tribe living in that area
Largest Cities: Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City, Waterloo
Border States: Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Land Area: 55,875 sq. mi.; 23rdlargest
State Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
State Flower: Wild Prairie Rose (rosa pratincola)
State Tree: Oak (quercus)
State Song: The Song of Iowa
E-mail your Congressperson: U.S. House: 112th Congress
U.S. Senate: 112th Congress

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