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Capital: Des Moines
Nickname: The Hawkeye State
Inhabitants: 3.19 million
Largest city: Des Moines
Airport: (DSM) Des Moines International
Fun Fact: In addition to being the largest pig producer, Iowa is an agricultural state, with more than 85% of the land being used by the agricultural sector.
About Iowa
Iowa. A peasant state at heart. From most pigs to America’s top corn producer, farming is all about agriculture. The mostly flat land makes Iowa suitable for agriculture, especially with the Mississippi River flowing in eastern Iowa. Everywhere in the state you will find the typical American red-colored farms with fields of corn to the horizon. The capital, Des Moines, is a cute town with 214,000 inhabitants. Especially the state capitol with its golden dome is, according to many Americans, more beautiful than the capitol in DC. As a former French colony, which you can still see in the flag, Iowa was the 29th state of America. In terms of nature, Iowa has no National Parks, but Backbone State Park is the oldest and most beautiful park in Iowa. Dunnings Spring Park has two beautiful waterfalls and an ice cave. See mcat-test-centers for a list of 2-year colleges in Iowa including private technical schools and public community colleges within the state of Iowa.

Brief History of Iowa

Population: 3,062.309 thousand people (2011) Area: 145743.0 sq. km Iowa, Hawkeye State, lies between the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. This is part of the Great Prairies of North America, so the terrain here is rather monotonous – endless steppes, only in the north of the state turning into hilly hills, where the highest point is… Read More »