Wisconsin (Listeni/wˈskɒnsn/) is a U.S. state locatit in the north-central Unitit States, in the Midwast an Great Lochs regions. It is mairched bi Minnesota tae the wast, Iowa tae the soothwast, Illinois tae the sooth, Loch Michigan tae the east, Michigan tae the northeast, an Loch Superior tae the north. Wisconsin is the 23rd lairgest state bi tot aurie an the 20t maist populous. The state caipital is Madison, an its lairgest ceety is Milwaukee, that is locatit on the wastren shore o Loch Michigan. The state is dividit intae 72 coonties.

State o Wisconsin
Banner o Wisconsin State seal o Wisconsin
Banner Seal
Nickname(s): Badger State; America's Dairyland[1][2][3][4] (No official nickname)[5]
Motto(s): Forwart
Cairt o the Unitit States wi Wisconsin heichlichtit
Lairgest ceetyMilwaukee
Lairgest metroMilwaukee metropolitan aurie
AurieRanked 23rd
 • Tot65,498.37 sq mi
(169,640 km2)
 • Width260 miles (420 km)
 • Lenth310 miles (500 km)
 • % watter17
 • Latitude42° 30' N tae 47° 05′ N
 • Longitude86° 46′ W tae 92° 53′ W
PopulationRanked 20t
 • Tot5,778,708 (2016 est)[6]
 • Density105/sq mi  (40.6/km2)
Ranked 23rd
 • Median hoosehauld income$55,425 [7] (28t)
 • Heichest pyntTimms Hill[8][9]
1,951 ft (595 m)
 • Mean1,050 ft  (320 m)
 • Lawest pyntLoch Michigan[8][9]
579 ft (176 m)
Afore statehuidWisconsin Territory
Admission to UnionMay 29, 1848 (30t)
GovrenorTony Evers (D)
Lieutenant GovernorMandela Barnes (D)
LegislaturWisconsin Legislatur
 • Upper hooseSenate
 • Lawer hooseState Assembly
U.S. SenatorsRon Johnson (R)
Tammy Baldwin (D)
U.S. Hoose delegation5 Republicans, 3 Democrats (leet)
Time zoneCentral: UTC −6/−5
AbbreviationsWI, Wis., Wisc.

Wisconsin's geografie is diverse, wi the Northren Hieland an Wastren Upland alang wi a pairt o the Central Plain occupyin the wastren pairt o the state an lawlands stretchin tae the shore o Loch Michigan. Wisconsin is seicont tae Michigan in the lenth o its Great Lochs coastline.

Wisconsin is kent as "America's Dairyland"[10] acause it is ane o the naition's leadin dairy producers, pairteecularly famous for its cheese. Manufacturin, especially paper products, information technology (IT), an tourism are an aa major contreibutors tae the state's economy.


  1. Dornfeld, Margaret; Hantula, Richard (2010). Wisconsin: It's my state!. Marshall Cavendish. p. 5. ISBN 978-1-60870-062-2.
  2. Urdang, Laurence (1988). Names and Nicknames of Places and Things. Penguin Group USA,. p. 8. ISBN 9780452009073. "America's Dairyland" A nickname of WisconsinCS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  3. Kane, Joseph Nathan; Alexander, Gerard L. (1979). Nicknames and sobriquets of U.S. cities, States, and counties. Scarecrow Press. p. 412. ISBN 9780810812550. Wisconsin - America's Dairyland, The Badger State ... The Copper State ...
  4. Herman, Jennifer L. (2008). Wisconsin Encyclopedia, American Guide. North American Book Dist LLC. p. 10. ISBN 9781878592613. Nicknames Wisconsin is generally known as The Badger State, or America's Dairyland, although in the past it has been nicknamed The Copper State.
  5. "Wisconsin State Symbols" in Wisconsin Blue Book 2005-2006, p. 966.
  6. http://www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/PST045216/55
  7. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived frae the oreeginal on October 15, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Elevation adjuistit tae North American Vertical Datum o 1988.
  10. Our Fifty States.

Freemit airtinsEedit

State govrenment

Relatit informationEedit