America, The Land of Stars and Stripes
Welcome to Iowa!
Capital: Des Moines
Nicknames: Hawkeye State, Corn State, Corn-Hog State and Land Where the Tall Corn Grows
State Motto: Our Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will Maintain
State Flower: Wild rose
State Tree: Oak
State Bird: Eastern goldfinch
State Song: "The Song of Iowa"
Statehood: Iowa became the 29th state on December 28, 1846.
Area: 56,290 square miles: Iowa is the 25th largest state
Neighbors: Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Minnesota and South Dakota