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State Facts

Full Name

State of Wisconsin

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

May 29, 1848 (30th)

Population 2000 (Rank)

5,363,675 (18th)

Land Area (Rank)

54,310 square miles; 140,663 square kilometers (25th)

Capital

Madison

Postal Abbreviation

WI

State Nickname

Badger State

Motto

Forward

Song

“On Wisconsin” (music by William T. Purdy, words by J. S. Hubbard and Charles D. Rosa)

State Symbols

  • Flower: Wood violet
  • Tree: Sugar maple
  • Bird: Robin
  • Mineral: Galena
  • Stone: Red granite
  • Badger: Badger
  • Dance: Polka
  • Symbol of Peace: Mourning dove
  • Domestic Animal: Dairy cow

Economy

  • Agriculture:
    • Cheese,
    • dairy products,
    • cattle,
    • hogs,
    • vegetables,
    • corn,
    • cranberries
  • Industry:
    • Machinery,
    • food processing,
    • paper products,
    • electric equipment,
    • fabricated metal products,
    • tourism