Part of the American Heartland, Iowa is one of the Midwestern United States. The state is bordered my the Mississippi River, Wisconsin, and Illinois on the east; the Missouri River, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Big Sioux River to the West; Missouri to the South; and Minnesota to the North. Its flag is patterned after that of the Flag of France from its historical membership as part of French Louisiana. After the region was sold in the Louisiana Purchase, it became part of the United States. It is the heartland of the corn belt with agriculture being one of its major industries. It is the 30th most populated state of the U.S.A. Its capital is Des Moines. According to 2009 statistics it is one of the safest states to live in America.
Ancestry/Ethnicity: Early inhabitants were Indigenous Native Americans. When Westerners and early Euro-American homesteaders came to the region, it was first part of French and Spanish Louisiana in colonial times.
Economy/Industry Agriculture, advanced manufacturing, processing, financial services, information technology, biotechnology, and green energy production.
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- Wikipedia 2015 “Iowa” Wikipedia, the free Encyclopeida. Website https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa referenced 8/16/15.
- Wikipedia 2015 “United States of America” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Website https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States referenced 8/16/15.