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Iowa

"Hawkeye State"

Motto
Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain
Capitol
Des Moines
Name Origin
Probably from an Indian word meaning “this is the place” or “the Beautiful Land”
Statehood Date
Dec. 28, 1846 (29th)
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Official Symbols

A state's official symbols represent the composition and culture of the land and people who live and have lived here. Below are the symbols of Iowa along with the year they became official.

Flower Wild Rose (1897)
Bird Eastern Goldfinch (1933)
Colors Red, White, And Blue (In State Flag)
Song “Song Of Iowa”
Demographics
Population Density
52.4 people per square mile
Geography and Weather
Land Area
55,869 sq mi. (144,701 sq km)
Lowest Elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Average Elevation
1100 ft (335.28 m)
Highest Temperature Recorded
118°F (48°C) on July 20, 1934
Lowest Temperature Recorded
–47°F (–44°C) on February 3, 1996

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