State of Iowa

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10 Largest Cities in Iowa

Iowa State Facts

  • List of Counties


  • List of Towns


  • Points of Interest


  • Capital: Des Moines


  • Largest city: Des Moines


  • Highest point: Hawkeye Point, 1,671 ft


  • Lowest point: Confluence of Mississippi River and Des Moines River, 480 ft


  • Admission to Union: December 28, 1846 (29th)

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Iowa State Information

  • Iowa name is from the Ioway people, one of the American Indian tribes


  • Iowa has been listed as one of the safest states to live


  • Iowa has No NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, MLS, or NHL teams


  • The Hobo Museum at Britt, IA


  • Manson Crater meteorite


  • Iowa is the only state whose east and west borders are formed entirely by rivers.


  • The future birthplace of James T. Kirk, captain of the Star Trek series' Enterprise spaceship.


Iowa Points of Interest

Iowa Points of Interest

Points of Interest of Iowa, Things To Do, Places To Go, People To Meet

Iowa State Counties

99 Counties in Iowa

  1. Adair County


  2. Adams County


  3. Allamakee County


  4. Appanoose County


  5. Audubon County


  6. Benton County


  7. Black Hawk County


  8. Boone County


  9. Bremer County


  10. Buchanan County


  11. Buena Vista County


  12. Butler County


  13. Calhoun County


  14. Carroll County




  15. Cass County


  16. Cedar County


  17. Cerro Gordo County


  18. Cherokee County


  19. Chickasaw County


  20. Clarke County


  21. Clay County


  22. Clayton County


  23. Clinton County


  24. Crawford County


  25. Dallas County


  26. Davis County


  27. Decatur County


  28. Delaware County


  29. Des Moines County


  30. Dickinson County


  31. Dubuque County


  32. Emmet County


  33. Fayette County


  34. Floyd County


  35. Franklin County


  36. Fremont County


  37. Greene County


  38. Grundy County


  39. Guthrie County


  40. Hamilton County


  41. Hancock County


  42. Hardin County


  43. Harrison County


  44. Henry County


  45. Howard County




  46. Humboldt County


  47. Ida County


  48. Iowa County


  49. Jackson County


  50. Jasper County


  51. Jefferson County


  52. Johnson County


  53. Jones County


  54. Keokuk County


  55. Kossuth County


  56. Lee County


  57. Linn County


  58. Louisa County


  59. Lucas County


  60. Lyon County


  61. Madison County


  62. Mahaska County


  63. Marion County


  64. Marshall County


  65. Mills County


  66. Mitchell County


  67. Monona County


  68. Monroe County


  69. Montgomery County


  70. Muscatine County


  71. O'Brien County


  72. Osceola County


  73. Page County




  74. Palo Alto County


  75. Plymouth County


  76. Pocahontas County


  77. Polk County


  78. Pottawattamie County


  79. Poweshiek County


  80. Ringgold County


  81. Sac County


  82. Scott County


  83. Shelby County


  84. Sioux County


  85. Story County


  86. Tama County


  87. Taylor County


  88. Union County


  89. Van Buren County


  90. Wapello County


  91. Warren County


  92. Washington County


  93. Wayne County


  94. Webster County


  95. Winnebago County


  96. Winneshiek County


  97. Woodbury County


  98. Worth County


  99. Wright County



Our Story

The state of Iowa is located in the Midwestern United States region, often times known as the “American Heartland”. The name comes from the loway people, which is just one of the several American Indian tribes who inhabited the state during the era of exploration by the Europeans. Once the Louisiana Purchase was made, the local settlers began laying the foundation to an agriculturally based economy, which is located in the middle of the regarded Corn Belt. Iowa is also referred to as the “Food Capital of the World” even though the overall culture, landscape and economy is much more diverse than food production and harvesting.


Later in the 20th century, Iowa began shifting its primarily based agricultural economy to a more diverse economy centered upon advanced manufacturing and processing, biotechnology, financial services, and more recently green energy production. Iowa is ranked as 26th in terms of population which is just over 3 million people, and is the 26th ranked most extensive state in the country with roughly 56,276 square miles of land area.


Iowa is relatively a flat state in terms of its geography, with its highest point of elevation reaching only 1,671 feet above sea level, and its lowest point at 1,100 ft above sea level which is not much more than a 500ft difference. Several major rivers run through the state including the Mississippi Rover, Missouri River, Des Moines River, Iowa River, and Cedar River. Some of Iowas major cities besides its capital Des Moines include Cedar Rapids, Sioux City, Davenport, Waterloo, Iowa City, and Council Bluffs.


The state bird in Iowa is recognized as the Eastern Goldfinch, also called the Wild Canary. The state flower is the Wold Rose while the state tree is the Oak tree. The state also has 99 counties, 10 state forests, and 84 state parks or recreational areas constituting of 53,000 acres. The 31st president of the United States, Herbert C. Hoover was born in West Branch Iowa in 1874 and served in office from 1929 to 1933. Overall Iowa is widely regarded as one of the countries top agricultural states and continue to help the United States be one of the top agricultural countries in the world.


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