Wisconsin Facts
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Wisconsin Facts

Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. See the fact file below for more information about the state of Wisconsin.

Capital
Madison

Became a State
May 29, 1848 (30th)

Location
midwestern United States

Area
64,497 sq. miles (23rd)

Population
5,686,986 (20th)

Major Cities
Milwaukee, Madison, Eau Claire, Green Bay, LaCrosse

Products
milk, butter, cheese, corn, machinery, paper manufacturing, beer, mining, lumber

Climate
humid continental climate,wide variations in temperature and four distinct seasons

Yearly Precipitation
averages 31 inches

Professional Sport Teams
Green Bay Packers (National Football League)
Milwaukee Brewers (Major League Baseball)
Milwaukee Bucks (National Basketball Association)

Major Waterways
Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Mississippi River,St. Croix River, Chippewa River, Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin River

Most Famous Citizens
John Muir (naturalist)
Spencer Tracy (actor)
Orson Welles (director, actor)
Thornton Wilder (novelist, playwright)
Frank Lloyd Wright (architect)

State Symbols
Bird – Robin
Animal – Badger
Flower – Wood Violet
Tree – Sugar Maple
Insect – Honey Bee