Wisconsin (WI)


Quick Facts

Capital City: Madison

Abbreviation:  WI

Population (2019):  5,742,713; Rank: 20 of 50 | Population Quick Facts

Region:   Midwest 

Admission to Statehood:  May 29, 1848 (30th State)

State Motto: FORWARD

State Nickname:  Badger State

Origin of State Name:  Based on an Indian word Ouisconsin believed to mean “grassy place

Sports Teams: Find the best High School, College, League, and Professional sports teams of Wisconsin State

Bordering States: The State of Wisconsin has 4 neighbors namely, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota.

Area Codes: 262, 414, 608, 715, 920

Zip Codes:   Wisconsin Zip Codes

Famous People: Find out all the information about the famous people in Wisconsin

State Symbols

Bird:  Robin | List of State Birds

Animal:  Badger (Taxidea taxus)

State Fruit:  Cranberry

State Rock:  Nelsonite

Flag:  Starting at the top of a shield on a dark blue field is the state motto “Forward”. Below it is a badger the state animal. A sailor and miner show that the people work on water and land. The shield in the center shows Wisconsin’s support for the United States. In four sections surrounding the shield are representations of the states main industries: agriculture, mining, manufacturing and navigation. The cornucopia and pile of lead represent farm products and minerals. The Wisconsin flag law was amended in 1979 to include the name of the state and the date of statehood.   Get this Flag

Flower:  Wood Violet (Viola papilionacea) | Other State Flowers

Soil:  Antigo


Tree:   Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) | Other State Trees

Quarter:  Head of a cattle, round of cheese and ear of maize (state grain). Wisconsin Quarter | List of State Quarters


Wisconsin on a map


    • Area: 65,503 sq.mi (169,652 sq.km.), 23rd
    • Land: 54,314 sq.mi. (140,673 sq.km.), 25th
    • Water: 11,190 sq.mi. (28,982 sq.km.), 4th
    • Great Lakes: 9,355 sq.mi. (24,229 sq.km.),2nd

Largest Cities: Milwaukee | Madison | Green Bay | Kenosha | Racine | Appleton | Waukesha | Eau Claire | West Allis

Highest Point:  Timm’s Hill ; 1,951 feet, (595 m.) 39th tallest

Lowest Point: Wisconsin; 581 feet, 39th lowest

Geographic Center: Wood, 9 miles southeast of Marshfield

Blank Outline Maps: Find printable blank map of the State of Wisconsin , without names, so you can quiz yourself on important locations, abbreviations, or state capital.

City Guide:  Visit Wisconsin City Guide for a look at geography, local history, architecture, and culture.

National Parks:  Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Ice Age National Scenic Trail – Affiliated Site
North Country National Scenic Trail – Affiliated Site
Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway 


State Government

Governor: Tony Evers (D)

Senators:  Ron Johnson (R) Tammy Baldwin (D)

Representatives:  House, Senate

Constitution:  Wisconsin’s Constitution

Government Offices Directory:  Find all information here at the Wisconsin government offices directory

Electoral College Votes:  10 Votes

Vital Records: Find out all the information about the vital records for the state of Wisconsin


  • Economy:
    • Agriculture: cheese, dairy products, cattle, hogs, vegetables, corn, cranberries.
    • Industry: Machinery, food processing, paper products, electric equipment, fabricated metal products, tourism.
  • White Pages:  Wisconsin White Pages