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Did you know that the state of Wisconsin is situated in the north-central region of America? Did you know that there are 72 counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin? Did you know that Wisconsin is the 30th state of the U.S. constitution? The fun, interesting and cool facts sheet will teach you all about Wisconsin. Read the facts sheet to find discover more, and why not watch the free, fun, entertaining video to learn facts about each of the US States the fun quick way!

Fun Fact 1: The name Wisconsin originated from a Chippewa Indian word which means "grassy place"

Fun Fact 2: The Wisconsin state flag is a field of blue with the state coat of arms centrally located. The state coat of arms depicts a sailor and a miner (they represent labor on land and water), the figures stand either side of a yellow shield. The shield displays the following images; a plow, a pick and shovel, an arm and hammer, an anchor, the images represent agricultural, mining, manufacturing and shipping industries, they surround a central image of the national coat of arms, including the national motto "E Pluribus Unum" which translates as "One Out Of Many". At the foot of the shield lies a cornucopia (which represents prosperity & abundance) and 13 lead ingots (which represent the 13 original colonies and mineral prosperity). Above the shield is a white banner displaying the state motto "Forward" and an image of the state animal, a badger. The state name Wisconsin and the date 1848, the year that the state joined the U.S. constitution surrounds the state coat of arms

Fun Fact 3: The Capital city of Wisconsin is Madison. Madison is the second largest city (Milwaukee is the largest). The city of Madison is located in Dane County

Fun Fact 4: The area of the State of Wisconsin covers 169,639 square kilometers - approximately 65,497 square miles

Fun Fact 5: There are four states that border Wisconsin they are; Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota

Fun Fact 6: The Wisconsin state nickname is "The Badger State" the name originated from the nickname given to the regions miners

Fun Fact 7: The official State Song is called "On Wisconsin" it was written by J. S. Hubbard and Charles D. Rosa and set to music composed by William T. Purdy, the song was officially adopted in 1959

Fun Fact 8: The three largest cities in Wisconsin are Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay

Fun Fact 9: The Wisconsin State Motto is "Forward" the state motto was officially adopted in 1851 and was chosen to represent the state in its campaign to be recognised as a leader

Fun Fact 10: A brief history of Wisconsin - First settled by the French in 1634, the British took control of the region in 1763 after the French - Indian War. The U.S. gained procession after the Revolutionary War in 1783; the British had ceded all power by 1812. Wisconsin became the 30th State to be admitted to the Union on May 29, 1848

Fun Fact 11: The abbreviation letters for the state of Wisconsin are - Wis. The Postal Code abbreviation is - WI

Fun Fact 12: WI state symbols include; WI animal symbol - the Badger. WI state bird symbol - the Robin. WI state flower symbol - the Wood Violet. WI state insect emblem - the Honeybee. WI State tree - the Sugar Maple

Fun Fact 13: Capital City Madison is one of only two American Cities that are built on an isthmus; an isthmus is a thin strip of land that has water on either side and connects two larger land regions. The other U.S. city built on an isthmus is Seattle in Washington State

Fun Fact 14: The City of Madison, Wisconsin has many great places to visit including; Capitol Square and the State Capitol building, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Henry Vilas Zoo, Wingra Park Historic District, West Lawn Heights Historic District, Lake Mendota and Lake Monona

Fun Fact 15: The US Department of Commerce Census Bureau states that the Population of Wisconsin in 2012 was an estimated 5,726,398. This compares to a population of 2,069,042 filed on census from the year 1900

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