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Iowa (named after an Indian tribe) is not exactly placed on the main
tourist routes for tourists. But that is what makes the relatively
unknown “ Hawkeye State ” so special. The nickname
is a tribute to the Indian chief "Black Hawk".
The state motto of
Iowa is "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain", a
very clear indication of how important freedom and political rights
are to the people here. As a state in the U.S. Midwest, Iowa is
The balance of power between the Democrats and Republicans is
balanced today and Iowa is a so-called swing state,
whereby the Democrats have mostly prevailed in recent decades. In
the presidential primaries, Iowa is usually early and, in a way, a
trendsetter hoped for by both sides.
The farmer state was surprisingly progressive, particularly when
it came to introducing civil rights. The Iowa Supreme Court decided
early on against slavery (1839), racial segregation (1868) and
racial discrimination (1873). Women were allowed to study law much
earlier than in other states. And back in 2009, Iowa legalized
marriage of same-sex couples, the third state
after Massachusetts and Connecticut.
The western border of Iowa is formed by the Missouri and the Big
Sioux River. In the east, Mississippi separates Iowa from the states
of Wisconsin and Illinois. Other neighboring countries
are Minnesota (north), Missouri (south) and South
Dakota and Nebraska in the west.
Iowa is the only one in the U.S. that is bordered by two river
systems in both the east and west. Gentle hilly landscapes
characterize the state, it becomes flatter in the southeast. The
highest point is the Hawkeye Point with a height of 509 m. Some
well-known lakes are Spirit Lake, West Okoboji
Lake and East Okoboji Lake, all of which are located in the Iowa
Great Lakes region.
- Area: 145,743 sq km
- Population: 3,046,355
- Abbreviation: IA
- Capital: Des Moines
- Local time: GMT -5
- Nickname: The Hawkeye State
Iowa: climate and weather
Climatically, Iowa has the typical climate of the Midwest with a
moist, continental characteristic. The winters are cold and
sometimes snowy, the summers can be muggy and quite warm. In
addition to many thunderstorms, tornadoes are also numerous here and
can wreak havoc. However, the state is sparsely populated, so that
destruction is usually limited, in contrast to other states.