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Iowa

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Capital
Des Moines
Became a State
December 29,1846 (29th)
Location
midwestern United States
Area
56,272 sq. miles (26th)
Population
2,926,324 (30th)
Major Cities
Des Moines, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Souix City
Products
hogs, corn, soybeans, oats, cattle, eggs,
dairy products, ethanol
Climate
humid, continental climate, extremes of both hot and cold
Yearly Precipitation
averages 34 inches
Professional Sports Teams
no professional sports teams
Major Waterways
Mississippi River, Spirit Kale, West Okoboji Lake, East Okoboji Lake
Most Famous Citizens
Buffalo Bill (hunter, entertainer, Pony Express rider)
Johnny Carson (comedian)
Herbert Hoover (31st President
of the United States)
John Wayne (actor) 
Meredith Wilson (playwright and composer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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