Iowa

State of Iowa
Flag of IowaState seal of Iowa
FlagSeal
Nickname(s):
Motto(s): Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain.
State song(s): "The Song of Iowa"
Map of the United States with Iowa highlighted
Official languageEnglish
DemonymIowan
Capital
(and largest city)
Des Moines
Largest metroGreater Des Moines
AreaRanked 26th
 • Total56,272.81 sq mi
(145,746 km2)
 • Width200 miles (322 km)
 • Length310 miles (499 km)
 • % water0.70
 • Latitude40° 23′ N to 43° 30′ N
 • Longitude90° 8′ W to 96° 38′ W
PopulationRanked 30th
 • Total3,145,711 (2017 est.)[2]
 • Density54.8/sq mi  (21.2/km2)
Ranked 36th
 • Median household income$60,855[3] (16th)
Elevation
 • Highest pointHawkeye Point[4][5]
1,671 ft (509 m)
 • Mean1,100 ft  (340 m)
 • Lowest pointConfluence of Mississippi River and Des Moines River[4][5]
480 ft (146 m)
Before statehoodIowa Territory
Admission to UnionDecember 28, 1846 (29th)
GovernorKim Reynolds (R)
Lieutenant GovernorAdam Gregg (R, Acting)
LegislatureIowa General Assembly
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseHouse of Representatives
U.S. SenatorsChuck Grassley (R)
Joni Ernst (R)
U.S. House delegation1: Rod Blum (R)
2: Dave Loebsack (D)
3: David Young (R)
4: Steve King (R) (list)
Time zoneCentral: UTC −6/−5
ISO 3166US-IA
Abbreviationswww.iowa.gov
Iowa state symbols
Flag of Iowa.svg
Iowa-StateSeal.svg
Living insignia
BirdEastern goldfinch
FlowerWild rose
GrassPseudoroegneria spicata
TreeBur oak
Inanimate insignia
RockGeode
State route marker
Iowa state route marker
State quarter
Iowa quarter dollar coin
Released in 2004
Lists of United States state symbols

Iowa (ə/ (About this soundlisten))[6][7][8] is a state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri River and Big Sioux River to the west. It is bordered by six states; Wisconsin to the northeast, Illinois to the east, Missouri to the south, Nebraska to the west, South Dakota to the northwest and Minnesota to the north.

In colonial times, Iowa was a part of French Louisiana and Spanish Louisiana; its state flag is patterned after the flag of France. After the Louisiana Purchase, people laid the foundation for an agriculture-based economy in the heart of the Corn Belt.[9]

In the latter half of the 20th century, Iowa's agricultural economy made the transition to a diversified economy of advanced manufacturing, processing, financial services, information technology, biotechnology, and green energy production.[10][11] Iowa is the 26th most extensive in land area and the 30th most populous of the 50 U.S states. Its capital and largest city by population is Des Moines. Iowa has been listed as one of the safest states in which to live.[12] Its nickname is the Hawkeye State.

Etymology

Iowa derives its name from the Ioway people, one of the many Native American tribes that occupied the state at the time of European exploration.[13]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Iowa
አማርኛ: አዮዋ
Ænglisc: Iowa
العربية: آيوا
aragonés: Iowa
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܐܝܐܘܐ
arpetan: Iowa
asturianu: Iowa
Avañe'ẽ: Iowa
Aymar aru: Iowa suyu
azərbaycanca: Ayova
বাংলা: আইওয়া
Bân-lâm-gú: Iowa
башҡортса: Айова
беларуская: Аява
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Аёва
भोजपुरी: आयोवा
Bikol Central: Iowa
Bislama: Iowa
български: Айова
Boarisch: Iowa
བོད་ཡིག: ཡོ་བ།
bosanski: Iowa
brezhoneg: Iowa
буряад: Айова
català: Iowa
Чӑвашла: Айова
Cebuano: Iowa
čeština: Iowa
Chavacano de Zamboanga: Iowa
corsu: Iowa
Cymraeg: Iowa
dansk: Iowa
davvisámegiella: Iowa
Deutsch: Iowa
eesti: Iowa
Ελληνικά: Αϊόβα
emiliàn e rumagnòl: Iowa
español: Iowa
Esperanto: Iovao
euskara: Iowa
فارسی: آیووا
Fiji Hindi: Iowa
føroyskt: Iowa
français: Iowa
Frysk: Iowa
Gaeilge: Iowa
Gaelg: Iowa
Gagauz: Iowa
Gàidhlig: Iowa
galego: Iowa
ગુજરાતી: આયોવા
𐌲𐌿𐍄𐌹𐍃𐌺: 𐌰𐌾𐍉𐍅𐌰
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Iowa
хальмг: Айова
한국어: 아이오와주
Hawaiʻi: ‘Iowa
հայերեն: Այովա
हिन्दी: आयोवा
hornjoserbsce: Iowa
hrvatski: Iowa
Ido: Iowa
Igbo: Áyowạ
Ilokano: Iowa
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: আইৱা
Bahasa Indonesia: Iowa
interlingua: Iowa
Interlingue: Iowa
ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ/inuktitut: ᐃᐅᕙ
Iñupiak: Aioua
Ирон: Айовæ
íslenska: Iowa
italiano: Iowa
עברית: איווה
Basa Jawa: Iowa
Kabɩyɛ: Iyowa
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಅಯೋವಾ
Kapampangan: Iowa
ქართული: აიოვა
қазақша: Айова
kernowek: Iowa
Kiswahili: Iowa
Kreyòl ayisyen: Ayowa
kurdî: Iowa
кырык мары: Айова
Ladino: Iowa
لۊری شومالی: آیوڤا
Latina: Iova
latviešu: Aiova
Lëtzebuergesch: Iowa
лезги: Айова
lietuvių: Ajova
Ligure: Iowa
Limburgs: Iowa
Lingua Franca Nova: Iowa
lumbaart: Iowa
magyar: Iowa
मैथिली: आयोवा
македонски: Ајова
Malagasy: Iowa
മലയാളം: ഐയവ
Māori: Iowa
मराठी: आयोवा
მარგალური: აიოვა
مصرى: ايوا
مازِرونی: آیوا
Bahasa Melayu: Iowa
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Iowa
монгол: Айова
Dorerin Naoero: Iowa
Nederlands: Iowa (staat)
नेपाली: आयोवा
नेपाल भाषा: आयोवा
日本語: アイオワ州
нохчийн: Айова
Nordfriisk: Iowa
norsk: Iowa
norsk nynorsk: Iowa
occitan: Iowa
олык марий: Айова
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Ayova
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਆਇਓਵਾ
पालि: आयोवा
پنجابی: آئیووا
Papiamentu: Iowa
Piemontèis: Iowa
Plattdüütsch: Iowa
polski: Iowa
português: Iowa
română: Iowa
rumantsch: Iowa
Runa Simi: Iowa suyu
русский: Айова
саха тыла: Айова
संस्कृतम्: अयोवा
sardu: Iowa
Scots: Iowa
Seeltersk: Iowa
shqip: Iowa
sicilianu: Iowa
Simple English: Iowa
slovenčina: Iowa
slovenščina: Iowa
ślůnski: Iowa
Soomaaliga: Iowa
کوردی: ئایۆوا
српски / srpski: Ајова
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Iowa
suomi: Iowa
svenska: Iowa
Tagalog: Iowa
தமிழ்: அயோவா
татарча/tatarça: Айова
తెలుగు: అయోవా
тоҷикӣ: Айова
Türkçe: Iowa
українська: Айова
اردو: آئیووا
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: Lowa Shitati
Tiếng Việt: Iowa
Volapük: Iowa
文言: 愛荷華州
Winaray: Iowa
吴语: 爱荷华州
ייִדיש: אייאווע
Yorùbá: Iowa
粵語: 埃奧華州
Zazaki: Iowa
žemaitėška: Ajova
中文: 艾奥瓦州