Wisconsin, United States
Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin is the 23rd largest state by total area and the 20th most populous. The state capital is Madison, and its largest city is Milwaukee, which is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The state is divided into 72 counties. Wisconsin's geography is diverse, having been greatly impacted by glaciers during the Ice Age with the exception of the Driftless Area. The Northern Highland and Western Upland along with a part of the Central Plain occupies the western part of the state, with lowlands stretching to the shore of Lake Michigan. Wisconsin is second to Michigan in the length of its Great Lakes coastline. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, a large number of European settlers entered the state, many of whom emigrated from Germany and Scandinavia. Like neighboring Minnesota, the state remains a center of German American and Scandinavian American culture. Wisconsin is bordered by the Montreal River; Lake Superior and Michigan to the north; by Lake Michigan to the east; by Illinois to the south; and by Iowa to the southwest and Minnesota to the northwest. The state's boundaries include the Mississippi River and St. Croix River in the west, and the Menominee River in the northeast. With its location between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River, Wisconsin is home to a wide variety of geographical features.
Wisconsin is known under different nicknames; aka Badger State, or America's Dairyland, or The Mitten State, or The Copper State (historical), or The Dairy State and detailed official information about Wisconsin can be found on the homepage at www. wisconsin.gov.
As shown in the given Wisconsin location map that Wisconsin is located in the north part of the United States; however, it is considered as the part of the Midwest. Wisconsin shares its border with Minnesota in the west, Iowa in the south-west, Illinois in the south, Michigan in the northeast. Besides, it also shares water areas with Great Lakes Superior and Michigan.
The capital city of Wisconsin is Madison; however, the largest city is Milwaukee. The climate type of Wisconsin is humid continental. The state name 'Wisconsin’ is derived from the name of Wisconsin River. In fact, this name was first used by one of the Algonquian speaking American Indian groups.
Moreover, the state is one of the most visited tourist destinations that receives thousands of tourists every year. Milwaukee is one of the favorite tourist cities of Wisconsin.
Take the U.S. Mailboat Tour on Geneva Lake. Kids can actually help mail men and women deliver mail to the famous mansions of Lake Geneva in this century-old tradition!
The US State Wisconsin occupies 140,269 m², about 1,53 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Wisconsin with 5,795,483 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 8,05 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 1,089,716 fewer people. The capital Madison alone has 264,365 inhabitants.
Madison became the capital of the state in 1838. The official bird of Madison is the plastic pink flamingo.
The state is divided into five distinct regions. In the north, the Lake Superior Lowland occupies a belt of land along Lake Superior. Just to the south, the Northern Highland has massive mixed hardwood and coniferous forests including the 1,500,000 acres (6,100 km²) Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, as well as thousands of glacial lakes, and the state's highest point, Timms Hill. In the middle of the state, the Central Plain has some unique sandstone formations like the Dells of the Wisconsin River in addition to rich farmland. The Eastern Ridges and Lowlands region in the southeast is home to many of Wisconsin's largest cities. The ridges include the Niagara Escarpment that stretches from New York, the Black River Escarpment and the Magnesian Escarpment. The bedrock of the Niagara Escarpment is dolomite, while the two shorter ridges have limestone bedrock. In the southwest, the Western Upland is a rugged landscape with a mix of forest and farmland, including many bluffs on the Mississippi River. This region is part of the Driftless Area, which also includes portions of Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota. This area was not covered by glaciers during the most recent ice age, the Wisconsin Glaciation. Overall, 46% of Wisconsin's land area is covered by forest. Langlade County has a soil rarely found outside of the county called Antigo silt loam.