NCBuy Travel Center
recreational areas  |  travel warnings  |  articles
  • Discover America
  • Country Health
  • Currency
  • Traveller Issues
  • Travel Warnings
  • Recreation Areas
  • Feature Articles

  Credit Cards
  • Airline Rewards
  • Hotel Rewards
  • Travel Rewards

  Online Shopping
  • Flower Shop
  • Magazines
  • Posters
  • Books
  • Electronics
  • More ...

  Content Centers
  • Auto Center
  • Entertainment
  • News
  • Reference

  • Astrology
  • Free Stuff
  • GameHouse
  • Jokes & Humor
  • Today in History

  Education Tools
  • Schools
  • Libraries
  • Colleges








Discover America

( The Corn State / The Hawkeye State )
Iowa Map Named for the Iowa River, which was named for the Iowa, or Ioway, Indians, Iowa joined the Union in 1846 as the 29th state. The state is also called "Hawkeye State" as a tribute to chief Black Hawk, leader of the Sac Indians, who after their unsuccessful fight against white settlers were relocated to Iowa. Iowa, with its fertile prairie lands and heavily agricultural economy, is often considered to be the typical Midwestern state. Although it is sometimes called the "Corn State," Iowa really is a breadbasket for the U.S., with 90 percent of its land devoted to farming. Hunting and fishing are among the most popular forms of outdoor recreation. Camping, hiking, riding, water sports activities, and other active kinds of recreation attract large numbers of people to the state's numerous parks. Iowa has sites of considerable historic or archaeological interest; one of the best-known is located at Effigy Mounds National Monument, in northeastern Iowa. Some of the famous celebrities that were born in Iowa include: Ron Clements, Lara Flynn Boyle, Julie Adams, William Frawley,

The Flag of Iowa
Iowa state flag Entered the Union in 1846 as the 29th State; flag adopted in 1921. The eagle and motto ribbon are found in the State seal. The stripes recall the French Tricolor since Iowa was acquired from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase.

Largest Cities in the State
(2000) Des Moines, 198,682; Cedar Rapids, 120,758; Davenport, 98,359; Sioux City, 85,013; Waterloo, 68,747; Iowa City, 62,220; Council Bluffs, 58,268; Dubuque, 57,686; Ames, 50,731; West Des Moines, 46,403
Business and Trade in Iowa
Agriculture: Hogs, corn, soybeans, oats, cattle, dairy products.

Industries: Food processing, machinery, electric equipment, chemical products, printing and publishing, primary metals.

State Symbols and Emblems
  • Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
  • Flower: Wild Prairie Rose (rosa pratincola)
  • Tree: Oak (quercus)
  • Song(s): The Song of Iowa
  • Motto: Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain

Iowa Travel - Vacation Destinations & Recreation
National parks and historic locations suitable for family vacations or day trips.

Effigy Mounds National Monument - Harpers Ferry
Coralville Lake - Iowa City
Mississippi River Pools 11-22 (10 L&D) - Pleasant Valley
Iowa Wetland Management District - Titonka
Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge - Wapello
capital  Capital: Des Moines

statehood  Statehood: 1846-12-28

population  Population:
2,926,324 (52.4 mi2)

geographic area   Geographic Area (mi2)
    Total 56,271.55
    Water 402.2
    Land 55,869.36
    Rank 23rd Largest

education   State Education:
    Pub & Prv Schools
    College & University

border states   Border States: Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin

state health   Health Information:
    Illicit Drug Use
    Youth Risk Survey

housing   Housing: In Iowa, there are 1,232,511 housing units, averaging to 22.1 per sq mile.

Posters and Artwork
Town Clock On Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
Town Clock On Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
Photographic Print 9" x 12"
Courthouse, Council Bluffs, Iowa
Art Print 13" x 18"
Centennial Bridge, Iowa, Illinois, USA
Photographic Print 24" x 8"
Iowa State Fair, 1955
Photographic Print 16" x 12"
Domestic Chicken, Barred Rock Cochin Bantam Rooster, Iowa, USA
Photographic Print 9" x 12"
Corn Crop in a Field, Iowa, USA
Photographic Print 36" x 12"

NCBuy Home  |  About NCBuy  |  Contacts  |  Privacy  |  Site Map  |  Link 2 Us

Copyright © 2016 NetCent Communications, All rights reserved. Terms under which this service is provided.
Data Sources: US State Department, DOS IIP, and NetCent Communications' Development.