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State of Iowa

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Facts about Iowa

  • The State of Iowa is the 29th U.S. state.
  • Iowa received statehood on December 28th, 1846.
  • Iowa's state capital is Des Moines.
  • Iowa's state postal abbreviation is IA.

Iowa's Bird, Flower, Motto, Song, Tree

  • Official State Bird: American Goldfinch
  • Official State Bird Latin Name: Carduelis tristis

  • Official State Flower: Wild prairie rose
  • Official State Flower Latin Name: Rosa suffulta
  • Year: 1897

  • Official State Motto: Our Liberties We Prize, & Our Rights We Will Maintain
  • Official State Motto Latin Translation:

  • Official State Song: The Song of Iowa

  • Official State Tree: Oak
  • Official State Tree Latin Name: Quercus
  • Year: 1961

Iowa's State Government and Public Safety


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