Iowa General Information


GENERAL

Abbreviated as IA on ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG, Iowa is the 29th state in the United States. Senators: Chuck Grassley, R (through January 2005); Tom Harkin, D (until Jan. 2009).

Iowa Population

Nickname

The Hawkeye State

Capital

Des Moines

Biggest town

Des Moines

Area

Rank (within the US): 26th out of 50 states

Total: 145,743 km²

Land: 144,708 km²

Water (%): 1,035 km² (0.71%)

Residents

Rank (within the US): 30th out of 50 states

Total (2000): 2,926,324

Density: 20 / km²

State membership

Place: 29th

Since: December 28, 1846

GEOGRAPHY

Time zone: Eastern: UTC -5

Central: UTC -6 / -5

Latitude: 40 ° 36’N to 43 ° 30’N

Longitude 89 ° 5’W to 96 ° 31’W

Width: 320 km

Length: 500 km

Highest position: 509 m

Average location: 335 m

Lowest position: 146 m

Iowa State Flag

With its fertile prairies and extensive agriculture, Iowa is considered the typical state of the Midwest. Although sometimes called the Corn State, Iowa is more like America’s bread basket. More than 90% of the area is used for agriculture. Hunting and fishing are some of the most popular outdoor pastimes in Iowa. Iowa has parks and landmarks of considerable historical and archaeological importance; one of the most famous is the Effigy Mounds National Monument in northeast Iowa.

POPULATION

There are 2,926,324 residents in Iowa.

HISTORY

The state was named after the Iowa River, which in turn was named after the Iowa or Ioway Indians. In 1846 Iowa became the 29th state. Iowa is also known as “Hawkeye State” as a tribute to Chief Black Hawk. He was a leader of the Sac tribe, who were relocated to Iowa after unsuccessful struggle against white colonization.

CITIES

Top 10 Cities (2000): Des Moines, 198,682; Cedar Rapids, 120,758; Davenport, 98,359; Sioux City, 85,013; Waterloo, 68,747; Iowa City, 62,220; Council Bluffs, 58,268; Dubuque, 57,686; Ames, 50,731; West Des Moines, 46,403

Iowa Counties and County Seats

According to Countryaah, there are a total of 99 counties in the state of Iowa.

  1. Adair County (County Seat: Greenfield)
  2. Adams County (County Seat: Corning)
  3. Allamakee County (County Seat: Waukon)
  4. Appanoose County (County Seat: Centerville)
  5. Audubon County (County Seat: Audubon)
  6. Benton County (County Seat: Vinton)
  7. Black Hawk County (County Seat: Waterloo)
  8. Boone County (County Seat: Boone)
  9. Bremer County (County Seat: Waverly)
  10. Buchanan County (County Seat: Independence)
  11. Buena Vista County (County Seat: Storm Lake)
  12. Butler County (County Seat: Allison)
  13. Calhoun County (County Seat: Rockwell)
  14. Carroll County (County Seat: Carroll)
  15. Cass County (County Seat: Atlantic)
  16. Cedar County (County Seat: Tipton)
  17. Cerro Gordo County (County Seat: Mason City)
  18. Cherokee County (County Seat: Cherokee)
  19. Chickasaw County (County Seat: New Hampton)
  20. Clarke County (County Seat: Osceola)
  21. Clay County (County Seat: Spencer)
  22. Clayton County (County Seat: Elkader)
  23. Clinton County (County Seat: Clinton)
  24. Crawford County (County Seat: Denison)
  25. Dallas County (County Seat: Adel)
  26. Davis County (County Seat: Bloomfield)
  27. Decatur County (County Seat: Leon)
  28. Delaware County (County Seat: Manchester)
  29. Des Moines County (County Seat: Burlington)
  30. Dickinson County (County Seat: Spirit Lake)
  31. Dubuque County (County Seat: Dubuque)
  32. Emmet County (County Seat: Estherville)
  33. Fayette County (County Seat: West Union)
  34. Floyd County (County Seat: Charles City)
  35. Franklin County (County Seat: Hampton)
  36. Fremont County (County Seat: Sidney)
  37. Greene County (County Seat: Jefferson)
  38. Grundy County (County Seat: Grundy Center)
  39. Guthrie County (County Seat: Guthrie Center)
  40. Hamilton County (County Seat: Webster City)
  41. Hancock County (County Seat: Garner)
  42. Hardin County (County Seat: Eldora)
  43. Harrison County (County Seat: Logan)
  44. Henry County (County Seat: Mount Pleasant)
  45. Howard County (County Seat: Cresco)
  46. Humboldt County (County Seat: Dakota City)
  47. Ida County (County Seat: Ida Grove)
  48. Iowa County (County Seat: Marengo)
  49. Jackson County (County Seat: Maquoketa)
  50. Jasper County (County Seat: Newton)
  51. Jefferson County (County Seat: Fairfield)
  52. Johnson County (County Seat: Iowa City)
  53. Jones County (County Seat: Anamosa)
  54. Keokuk County (County Seat: Sigourney)
  55. Kossuth County (County Seat: Algona)
  56. Lee County (County Seat: Fort Madison)
  57. Linn County (County Seat: Cedar Rapids)
  58. Louisa County (County Seat: Wapello)
  59. Lucas County (County Seat: Chariton)
  60. Lyon County (County Seat: Rock Rapids)
  61. Madison County (County Seat: Winterset)
  62. Mahaska County (County Seat: Oskaloosa)
  63. Marion County (County Seat: Knoxville)
  64. Marshall County (County Seat: Marshalltown)
  65. Mills County (County Seat: Glenwood)
  66. Mitchell County (County Seat: Osage)
  67. Monona County (County Seat: Onawa)
  68. Monroe County (County Seat: Albia)
  69. Montgomery County (County Seat: Red Oak)
  70. Muscatine County (County Seat: Muscatine)
  71. O’Brien County (County Seat: Primghar)
  72. Osceola County (County Seat: Sibley)
  73. Page County (County Seat: Clarinda)
  74. Palo Alto County (County Seat: Emmetsburg)
  75. Plymouth County (County Seat: Le Mars)
  76. Pocahontas County (County Seat: Pocahontas)
  77. Polk County (County Seat: Des Moines)
  78. Pottawattamie County (County Seat: Council Bluffs)
  79. Poweshiek County (County Seat: Montezuma)
  80. Ringgold County (County Seat: Mount Ayr)
  81. Sac County (County Seat: Sac City)
  82. Scott County (County Seat: Davenport)
  83. Shelby County (County Seat: Harlan)
  84. Sioux County (County Seat: Orange City)
  85. Story County (County Seat: Nevada)
  86. Tama County (County Seat: Toledo)
  87. Taylor County (County Seat: Bedford)
  88. Union County (County Seat: Creston)
  89. Van Buren County (County Seat: Keosauqua)
  90. Wapello County (County Seat: Ottumwa)
  91. Warren County (County Seat: Indianola)
  92. Washington County (County Seat: Washington)
  93. Wayne County (County Seat: Corydon)
  94. Webster County (County Seat: Fort Dodge)
  95. Winnebago County (County Seat: Forest City)
  96. Winneshiek County (County Seat: Decorah)
  97. Woodbury County (County Seat: Sioux City)
  98. Worth County (County Seat: Northwood)
  99. Wright County (County Seat: Clarion)

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