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is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is located on the north-central part of the country. Wisconsin covers an area of 65,498 sq mi (169,639 sq km), making it the 23rd largest state of the 50 in the country. It measures 310 miles (500 km) from north to south and 260 miles (420 km) from east to west.
Wisconsin is bordered by Michigan to the east, Illinois to the south, Iowa to the southwest, and Minnesota to the west. The highest point in Wisconsin is Timms Hill, at 1,951 ft (595 m).
Wisconsin has a population of 5.7 million people. Its largest city is Milwaukee while its capital is Madison. The state was known as Wisconsin Territory until it gained statehood on 29 May, 1848, the 30th state to join the Union.
Wisconsin is in the Central time zone (-6/-5 GMT). Its abbreviation is WI.
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Travel to Wisconsin
If you are coming from overseas, you may find it easier to reach Wisconsin through one of the major international airports in a neighboring state, such as O'Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago. The main airport for Wisconsin is the General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, a hubv for AirTran Airways and Frontier Airlines.
Amtrak has a service from Chicago to Milwaukee called the Hiawatha
. The Empire Builder
service running from Chicago to Seattle also passes through Wisconsin, stopping in Milwaukee, Columbus, Portage, Wisconsin Dells, among others.
I-39 is the interstate highway that enters Wisconsin from the south while I-90 enters from the west. Milwaukee is connected to Chicago on I-94.
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Cities in Wisconsin
- Madison (236,000)
State capital and second largest city of Wisconsin.
- Appleton (70,000)
County seat of Outagamie County.
- Eau Claire (66,000)
Largest municipality in northwestern Wisconsin.
- Green Bay (102,000)
Third largest city in Wisconsin.
- La Crosse (52,000)
City in Wisconsin along the Mississippi River.
- Kenosha (100,000)
Fourth largest city in Wisconsin, on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan.
- Milwaukee (605,000)
Largest city in Wisconsin.
- Racine (82,000)
City on the shore of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Root River.
- Wausau (38,000)
County seat of Marathon County.
Places of Interest in Wisconsin
- Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
- Door County
- Ice Age National Scenic Trail
- Spring Green
- Wisconsin Dells
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