State flag of Iowa

Iowa United States of America Flag

The Hawkeye State

Iowa is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is bordered by Minnesota to the north, Wisconsin and Illinois to the east, Missouri to the south, and Nebraska and South Dakota to the west. The capital and largest city of Iowa is Des Moines.

The flag of Iowa consists of three vertical stripes. The blue stripe on the left represents loyalty, the white stripe symbolizes purity, and the red stripe on the right represents courage. In the center of the flag is the image of a bald eagle holding a blue streamer with the state motto, “Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain.”

State Song: “The Song of Iowa”

Motto: “Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain”

Where is Iowa on the US Map?

Iowa IA United States of America
American State names abbreviated

Capital Date Admitted to UnionPopulation (State Ranking)Area (State Ranking)Flag Adopted
Des MoinesDecember 28, 1846 (29th state)Approximately 3.2 million
(31st largest)
56,272 square miles
(26th largest)
March 29, 1921

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