The state of Wisconsin is located in the northern United States in the Great Lakes region. Wisconsin became the official state of the USA in 1848 as the thirtieth state in a row. It borders four US states – Iowa and Minnesota in the west, Illinois in the south and Michigan in the east . The capital of the state of Wisconsin is the city of Madison.
Before the arrival of Europeans, a large enclave of Native American tribes lived in what is now the state of Wisconsin. The French were the first Europeans to enter the Great Lakes region, but did not establish any permanent settlements in Wisconsin. After the Seven Years’ War in the 1760s, the area came under British rule. Twenty years later, however, after a successful struggle for independence, the region became a territorial part of the newly formed United States; However, the British retained influence in the Wisconsin area until 1812, when after another armed conflict, the United States definitively gained control of the area. Mining began to develop rapidly in the region, attracting many new residents. As a result, there have been a number of conflicts with the Native Americans, who have been gradually driven out of the area.
The state of Wisconsin is located in the northern United States in the Great Lakes region – in the east it borders Lake Michigan and in the north with Lake Superior. Another “water” landmark of the state is the Mississippi River, which forms the western border, and the Wisconsin River, which flows from north to south and divides the state in two halves. In addition to the Great Lakes, Wisconsin is rich in a number of other small lakes; there are a total of 8,500 of them in Wisconsin. Wisconsin is also rich in forests, which cover almost half of the state. The most populous area is in the southeast, where there are large commercial centers of the state.
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The climate of the state of Wisconsin is characterized as humid continental and is characterized by very cold winters, when especially in the north of the state there is often freezing weather with average night temperatures around -18 degrees. Summers are relatively warm, especially in the south of the state, with the highest average temperatures around 28 degrees (in the north about four degrees less). Wisconsin is very rich in snowfall, especially in the north of the state.
Wisconsin’s economy has historically focused on agriculture and mining. Mining has stopped to a greater extent, timber mining has continued to a lesser extent, and the related paper industry is thriving here. Agriculture is mainly focused on cattle breeding; Wisconsin is one of the largest American producers of dairy products. From other industries, the state’s economy relies mainly on the food industry, the production of vehicles and equipment, and also on tourism.
The capital of the state is the city of Madison, which is also the second largest city in Wisconsin after Milwaukee with almost 250,000 inhabitants.
The Wisconsin State Flag was adopted in 1981.
|Abbreviation||WI (Reference: AbbreviationFinder)|
|Populace||5 742 713 (2013)|
|Accession to the Union||29. 5. 1848|
|The highest point||Timms Hill (595 m)|
The capital of Wisconsin – Madison
The capital of the state of Wisconsin is the city of Madison. It was founded in the 1930s and today is the second largest city in the country with 250,000 inhabitants.
Madison’s history dates back to the 1920s, when James Duane Doy, a former federal judge, bought the land with the intention of creating a new city. It was named after James Madison, the fourth president of the United States. In 1836, when the city was still only on paper, the capital of the territory of Wisconsin was moved here, mainly due to its central location in the middle of the state.
The city developed rapidly, mainly due to improving transport accessibility. In 1848, Wisconsin became an official state of the Union, making Madison the capital of the newly formed state.
Today, Madison is home to the famous University of Wisconsin and a number of parks. Of the buildings, the Wisconsin State Capitol, which is very similar to the Washington Capitol and the city’s landmark, is worth seeing.