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Wisconsin

Welcome to Wisconsin and a brief overview of The Badger State.

One of the Midwestern States, Wisconsin is located in the north central part of the 48 "conterminous" states west of the Great Lakes. It's bordered on the north by Lake Superior and Michigan and on the south by Illinois. Wisconsin is bordered on the east by Lake Michigan and on the west by Minnesota and Iowa.

Wisconsin among the states

  • Statehood: May 29, 1848 (30th state)
  • Abbreviation: Wis. (traditional), WI (postal)
  • Captial: Madison.
  • Size: 56,153 square miles, includes inland water (26th)
  • Coastline: None.
  • Motto: Forward.
  • State bird: Robin (Turdus migratorius) adopted 1949.
  • State flower: Wood violet (Viola papilionacea) adopted 1949.
  • State song: "On, Wisconsin", music by W. T. Purdy, adopted 1959.
  • State tree: Sugar maple (Acer saccharum) adopted 1949.


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