Iowa

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Iowa
flag coat of arms/seal
Flagge Iowas
Karte der USA, Iowa hervorgehoben

other Federal States

base data
pointed name: Falcon eye state
(The Hawkeye State)
capital: The Moines
largest city: The Moines
surface
rank (within thatThe USA): 26
altogether: 145,743 km ²
country: 144,701 km ²
water (%): 1,042 km ² (0.71%)
inhabitant
rank (within the USA): 30
altogether (2004): 2.954.451
density: 20 E./km ²
member state
place: 29
since: 28. December 1846
geography
time belt: Eastern: UTC-5
Cent ral: UTC-6/-5
degree of latitude: 40°36'N to 43°30'N
degree of longitude: 89°5'W to 96°31'W
broad: 320 km
length: 500 km
highest situation: 509 m
average situation: 335 m
deepest situation: 146 m
politics
governor: Thomas's many bag
abbreviations
postal: IA
officially:
ISO 3166-2: US-IA

Iowa is the 29. Federal State of the USA. Entry into the union to 28. December 1846. Iowas senators are Chuck Grassley, R (until January 2005) and Tom Harkin, D (until January. 2009).

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geography

Iowa borders in the north on Minnesota, in the west on Nebraska and South Dakota, in the south at Missouri, and in the east at Wisconsin and Illinois.

The Mississippi forms the eastern border of the state, equally the western border in the south of Sioux becomes town center by the Missouri and north of Sioux town centerby bend Sioux River in an educated manner. The topography of the state is characterized by curved levels. Löss - collections are along the west border. Some of these collections are several hundred meters thick. Among the few lakes naturally developed mirror-image-guessed/advised Lake, Lake rankOkoboji and west Lake Okoboji in the northwest Iowas.

The deepest point is Keokuk in southwest Iowa and the highest point is Hawkeye POINT. In relation to the surface the differences in height are small.

largest cities

(inhabitant 1. July 2004)

  • The Moines - 194,311
  • Cedar Rapids - 122,206
  • Dave haven - 98,355
  • Sioux town center - 83,680
  • Waterloo - 66,767
  • Iowa town center - 63,027
  • Council Bluffs - 59,347
  • Dubuque - 57,504
  • Ames - 52,319
  • west of the Moines - 51,363
  • Cedar of case - 36,343
  • Ankeny - 34,439
  • Urbandale - 33,379
  • bed village - 31,615
  • Marion - 29,825
  • Mason town center - 28,177
  • Clinton - 27,319
  • Marshalltown - 26,057
  • away Dodge - 25,723
  • Burlington - 25,579
  • Ottumwa - 24,680
  • Muscatine - 22,713


history

Karte Iowas
map Iowas

the state was designated after the river Iowa.1846 became Iowa of the 29. Federal State. Iowa is also called “Hawkeye State”, as tribute at chieftain Black Hawk.Iowa applies with its fruitful prairies and its large agriculture as one the typical middle west Federal States, because 90% of the surface in the agriculture are used there. Although also sometimes it is called “Corn State “(corn state),Iowa is rather the Brotkorb America.Hunt and fishing are one the most popular “outdoor “leisure activities in Iowa. In Iowa one finds many parks of often also historical relevance.

population

sound the U.S. Census office, becamealso conditions of 2003, Iowas population on 2,944,062 persons estimated.

The ethnical composition of the population is arranged as follows:

  • 92.6% white not Hispanier
  • 2.1% black
  • 2.8% Hispanier
  • 1.3% Asian
  • 0.3% Indian
  • 1.1% mixed ethnical background

the five largest groups ofnational descending in Iowa are:German (35.7%), Irish (13.5%), a Britisher (9.5%), American (6.6%), Norwegian (5.7%), besides Czech, Dutchman and Sweden.

6.4% of the population are younger than 5 years, 25.1% under 18, and 14.9% are older 65 years or. Women makeabout 50.9% of the population out.

religion

answers of the inhabitants Iowas 2001 on the question “which is their religion?” were as follows:

  • 23% catholic
  • 16% Lutheraner
  • 13% Methodist
  • 6% other
  • 5% no answer
  • 5% Baptist
  • 5% Christian
  • 3% Presbyterianer
  • 2% Protestant
  • 2% Pfingstler
  • 2% Congregationalist/UCC
  • 1% Church OF Christian
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economics

the gross domestic product (GROS DOMESTIC PRODUCT) Iowa's in the year 1999 = 85 billion US Dollar, which that 30. Place within the USA corresponds. Pro-Kopf-Einkommen in the year 2002= 25,461 US Dollar. Iowa's of Haupterzeugnisse are pigs, corn, soy beans, oats, cows and milk products. Other products are goods to the food production, machines, electronics, chemical products, Druckgewerbe and metallurgy. The unemployment ratio of Iowa is with 4.8% (2004).In the small village merry in the northeast of Iowa was invented the tractor. Today the tractor manufacturer John Deere produces a considerable part of his products in the works in Dave haven and Waterloo.

literature

  • William Roba, German Iowan Studies. Selected essay, (= new German American Studies, volume 28) New York et al. 2004, 132 S., ISBN 0-8204-5287-4

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Coordinates: 42° 0 ′ N, 93° 0 ′ W (average values)

 

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