Iowa, a Midwestern U.S. state, sits between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. It’s known for its landscape of rolling plains and corn fields. Landmarks in the capital, Des Moines, include the gold-domed, 19th-century State Capitol Building, Pappajohn Sculpture Park, and the Des Moines Art Center, noted for its contemporary collections. The city of Cedar Rapids' Museum of Art has paintings by native Iowan Grant Wood.
State Capital: Des Moines.
Iowa was admitted to the United States of America on the 28th December 1846 as the 29th State. Located in the Midwestern region, Iowa is a bridge between the grasslands of the west and the forests of the east. With gentle rolling landscape rising as Iowa extends westward from the Mississippi River which makes up its entire eastern border. The Missouri River forms the western border of Iowa and this makes Iowa the only US state that has two parallel rivers that define a state's border.
The capital of Iowa is Des Moines and the name "Iowa" is derived from the Iowa Native American people who once inhabited Iowa.
A leading state in the US in terms of the number of farms, more of 90% of Iowa's land is used for agriculture. This propels Iowa to one of the top agriculture states in the US. Blessed with rich soil, the fertile land of Iowa is also particularly suitable for mechanized agriculture and is one of the top states
The collapse of land values in the 1980s has affected Iowa's economy for agriculture and by the end of the 20th century, Iowa has put more emphasis on other sectors such as biotechnology, banking, insurance and research and development to diversify the economy,
Residents of Iowa (known as Iowans) are especially proud of what their state has to offer - the 4 seasons, open and fertile lands, effective health care and low crime rate coupled with a good social environment.
The Main Cities in Iowa
Below are the largest cities in the state of Iowa and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Des Moines - 203,433
2. Cedar Rapids - 126,326
3. Davenport - 99,685
4. Sioux City - 82,684
5. Waterloo - 68,406
6. Iowa City - 67,862
7. Council Bluffs - 62,230
8. Ames - 58,965
9. Dubuque - 57,637
10.West Des Moines - 56,609
Famous Landmarks in Iowa
Below are some of Iowa’s most visited landmarks:
-Built for the 1989 classic “Field of Dreams,” the Field of Dreams baseball field in Dubuque County was split between two different farms so that the producers could successfully film sunset shots. The family-owned farms have since been consolidated and sold, but people can still visit and even bat on the field.
Tallest Buildings in Iowa
Below are the tallest buildings in Iowa:
-801 Grand in Des Moines, Iowa was built in 1991 and remains the tallest building in the state at 45 floors and 630 feet tall.
1. 801 Grand (45 stories; 630 feet)
2. Ruan Center (36 stories; 460 feet)
3. Des Moines Marriott Hotel (33 stories; 365 feet)
4. Financial Center (25 stories; 345 feet)
5. Plaza Building (25 stories; 340 feet)
6. HUB Tower (25 stories; 325 feet)
7. EMC Insurance Building (19 stories; 325 feet)
8. Equitable Building (19 stories; 318 feet)
9. Alliant Tower (21 stories; 285 feet)
10. Bank of America Building (16 stories; 280 feet)
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