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Iowa State Symbols, Facts & Info

The United States of America accepted Iowa as the 29th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Iowa.

State Name: Iowa

Abbreviation: IA

Capital of Iowa State: Des Moines

Date of Statehood: December 28, 1846

Iowa State Population: 2,966,334 (US Census 2005 estimate)

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Primary Agriculture: Iowa ranks first in the nation in grain harvested. Producing food, fuel, clothing and medicine for the world, agriculture is a leading industry in Iowa, a state with more than 100,000 farms. One Iowa farm family grows enough food and fiber to feed 279 people, one-fourth of whom live overseas.

Primary Industry: The largest source of personal income for Iowans is manufacturing, followed by services, retail/wholesale trade and government. Twenty-four percent of America's pork and four percent of the nation's grain-fed beef are raised in Iowa.

Iowa State Nickname: The Hawkeye State

Iowa State Motto: Our liberties we prize, and our rights we will maintain.

Iowa State Flower:
Wild Rose (Rosa arkansana)(Legislation of 1897)
Picture of the Wild Rose, the official state flower of Iowa.
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Iowa State Tree: Oak (Legislation of 1961)

Iowa State Bird:
American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)(Legislation of 1933)
Picture of the American+Goldfinch, the official state bird of Iowa.
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Iowa State Fish: None (Legislation Pending)

Iowa State Insect: None (Legislation Pending)

Iowa State Gemstone: Geode (Legislation of 1967)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Iowa.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Iowa.
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State Commemorative Quarter: From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Iowa.
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Iowa State Postage Stamp: From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Iowa state.
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Iowa State License Plate: Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
Official licens plate of Iowa state.
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