Iowa state in the Midwestern United States, a region sometimes called the "American Heartland". Iowa is bordered by the Mississippi River on the east and the Missouri River and the Big Sioux River on the west; it is the only U.S. state whose eastern and western borders are formed entirely by rivers. Iowa is bordered by Wisconsin and Illinois to the east, Missouri to the south, Nebraska and South Dakota to the west, and Minnesota to the north.
In colonial times, Iowa was a part of French Louisiana and Spanish lousiana; its current state flag is patterned after the flag of France. After the Louisiana Purchase, settlers laid the foundation for an agriculture-based economy in the heart of the Corn Belt.
In the latter half of the 20th century, Iowa's agricultural economy made the transition to a diversified economy of advanced manufacturing, processing, financial services, information technology, biotechnology, and green energy production. Iowa is the 26th most extensive in land area and the 30th most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital and largest city is Des Moines. Iowa has been listed as one of the safest states in which to live.
Iowa is the 50 states of the United States one, located 40 degrees north
latitude 36 'n to 43 degrees 30' n, West by 5 '- W of the 89 degrees to 96
degrees 31' W, 320 kilometers wide, 500 km long. The capital of Des Moines (Des
Iowa is located in the Midwest, in the latter half of the 20th century, Iowa's
agricultural economy transition to economic diversification, Iowa machinery
manufacturing ranked the United States first. Such as advanced manufacturing,
financial and insurance, biotechnology and green energy products, etc.. The
State District residents, the average level of education is the nation's
leading, more than 9% of the resident population with a college education
background, Iowa was listed for the living one of the safest state.
Des Moines (Des Moines), the capital of the United States Iowa city. Located in
the southwest of Des Moines River and Leikeen River confluence. Population of
19.1 000 (1984). Founded in 1843 and became the capital of 1857. Railway
transportation hub. Centre for trade and finance. The center of the corn belt
and the coal field. Processing of agricultural and livestock products (meat,
flour, dairy products, etc.) and agricultural machinery manufacturing industry
in the main, in addition to printing and publishing, clothing, aircraft engines,
machinery and other industries and enterprises. There are many universities,
libraries, museums, etc..