Wisconsin, abbreviation WI, is a state in the central north of the United States of America. The State is named after the Wisconsin River, which flows through the area. The state’s nickname is “the Badger State”. The capital is Madison, but the largest city is Milwaukee. This city is located on the edge of Lake Michigan. See all cities in Wisconsin. Wisconsin is predominantly a gently undulating landscape, clearly showing the hallmarks of the Pleistocene ice cover. The older subsoil is covered by thick packs of glacial deposits, coupled with a weakly undulating relief and the presence of many lakes.
The lowest part of the state is along the coast of Lake Michigan, the highest point is Timms Hill (595 m). In Lake Superior the Apostle Islands belong to Wisconsin, in Lake Michigan the islands around Green Bay, such as Washington Island, Chambers Island.
Wisconsin is located on the western side of the Great Lakes region, which has a shoreline on Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. The state borders Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota clockwise. The state measures a maximum of 500 kilometers from north to south and 470 kilometers from west to east. Southeastern Wisconsin is flat and consists of prairies and several lakes, including the large Lake Winnebago. To the west is the Mississippi River valley and to the north the St. Croix River. The landscape is increasingly forested to the north. There are some low hills in the state, especially in the west and north, but none of these are high. The 595-foot Timms Hill is less than twice the average elevation in Wisconsin. In addition to the aforementioned rivers, the Wisconsin River,
The first Europeans in the area were French from Canada in the 17th century. The French influence can be recognized in the many French place names in Wisconsin. The area was subsequently claimed by both the French and British, and later in the 18th century by the Americans. It was not until after the War of 1812 that the United States gained definitive influence in the area and the area quickly became popular with migrants from the east through mining, particularly in the north of the state.
Southeastern Wisconsin was cultivated by New England farmers. Beginning in 1787, the area was known by various names, first the Northwest Territory, then the Indiana Territory from 1800, the Michigan Territory from 1805, and finally the Wisconsin Territory from 1836. The Wisconsin Territory covered all of the land westward to the Missouri River for the first two years. River, including all of Iowa and Minnesota and parts of South Dakota and North Dakota. As of 1838, this included only land east of the Mississippi River, including northeastern Minnesota. In 1848 Wisconsin became the 30th state of the United States.
Wisconsin has a diverse economy, the main sectors being manufacturing, agriculture and healthcare. Wisconsin is nationally known for its cheese and butter production. The tourism sector is not that big, the state lacks major attractions, most tourists are holidaymakers on the many lakes. One of the most famous tourist attractions is the area surrounding the small town of Wisconsin Dells.
|Joined the US as the 30th state on:||29 mei 1848|
|Geography:||Bordering Michigan. Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota|
|California official website:||wisconsin.gov|