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WISCONSIN  
MILWAUKEE  
AREA 65,503 sq miles (25th) (Land) 54,314 sq. miles (Water) 11,190 sq. miles
CAPITAL Madison
FAMOUS DATES Organized as territory: July 4, 1836 , Entered Union (rank): May 29, 1848 (30), Present constitution adopted: 1848
LOCATION 43.044N, 089.409W
MEAN ELEVATION 1,050 ft. .
HIGHEST POINT Timms Hill; 1951 feet, 39th
LOWEST POINT Shore of Lake Michigan; 581 feet, 41st
COUNTIES 72
COASTLINE  
GEOGRAPHIC CENTER 9 miles SE of Marshfield
STATE FOSSIL trilobite (1985)
STATE GRASS  
STATE REPTILE  
STATE ROCK red granite (1971)
STATE GEMSTONE Ruby
STATE FLAG Starting at the top of a shield on a dark blue field is the state motto "Forward". Below it is a badger the state animal. A sailor and miner show that the people work on water and land. The shield in the center shows Wisconsin's support for the United States. In four sections surrounding the shield are representations of the states main industries: Agriculture, mining, manufacturing and navigation. The cornucopia and pile of lead represent farm products and minerals. The flag law was amended in 1979 to include the name of the state and the date of statehood.
STATE COLORS  
STATE SEAL  
STATE SLOGAN Come Cut The Cheese
STATE MOTTO Forward
STATE SONG On Wisconsin
STATE TREE Sugar Maple Acer saccharum
STATE BIRD Robin
STATE ANIMAL badger
STATE FISH musky (muskellunge) (1955)
STATE METAL  
STATE NICKNAMES Badger State
STATE FLOWER Wood Violet Viola papilionacea
BORDERING STATES Illinois Iowa Michigan Minnesota

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