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  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Madison // state code ISO: WI ; FIPS: US55
    surface: 140677 = 54320 sq.mi // rank in USA: 25 // location: East North Central
    climate: long, cold winters and short, warm summers temperd by the Great Lakes
    entered USA as 30th state on: 1848-05-29
    administrative division: 72 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 5,363,675
    population density 2000: 40 per = 99 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 9,6%
    main ethnic groups: white 88,9%; black 5,7%; Asian 1,7%; Native American/Nat. AK 0,9%; other 3%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: milk, butter, cheese, canned & frozen vegetables
    livestock (million): cattle: 3,4 / pigs: 0,62 / poultry: 5,8; broilers 33,8 / sheep: 0,08
    timber/lumber: maple, birch, oak, evergreens
    chief industries: services, manufacturing, trade, government, agriculture, tourism
    chief industrial products: food products, motor vehicles & equipment, paper products, medical instruments
    chief mining products: crushed & dimension stone, sand & gravel, lime
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Timms Hill 595 m = 1951 ft
    other mountains: Rib Mt. 586 Mt. Whittlesey 576, Mt. Horeb 524, McCaslin Mt. 509
    lowest point in the state: 177 m (level of Lake Michigan)
    lakes: Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, L. Winnebago, Petenwell L., Castle Rock L., Chippewa L.
    artificial lakes: Lake St. Croix, Lake Pepin, Big Eau Pleine Res., Willow Res., Flambeau Flowage
    rivers: Mississippi, Wisconsin, St. Croix, Chippewa, Wolf, Rock, Fox, Peshtigo, Black
    others: islands: Apostle Islands, Washington Island, Chambers Island // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Badger State
    motto: Forward
    song: On, Wisconsin!
    flower: Wood violet // bird: Robin // tree: Sugar maple
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.03.06 by Jan Lahmeyer
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