Covering an area of 169,640 sq. km, the State of Wisconsin is located in the East North Central (Great Lakes and Midwestern) region of the United States.
As observed on the map, the Northern Highlands is a forested and hilly area covering most of the northern part of Wisconsin. Located in the center of the Northern Highlands, in the Price County is Timms Hill - the state's highest point, that rises to an elevation of 1,915 ft (595m).
Situated to the north of the Northern Highlands, the Lake Superior Lowland occupies a part of the land along the Lake Superior. The 21 Apostle Islands, located off the northern tip of Wisconsin on the shore of Lake Superior, is known for pristine birch forests and rugged sea-cliffs.
Rolling green hills extend across the western third of Wisconsin. The Western Highlands situated in the southwestern corner of the state ends at the sandstone bluffs and cliffs that front the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers. Stretching across the center of the state is, the Central Sand Plain. Along with rich farmlands, the Central plains also comprise of sandstone formations.
The Eastern Ridges and Lowlands located in the southeastern part of the state are formed by three parallel broad limestone ridges. Marked on the map by an upright yellow triangle, the state’s lowest point is situated in this region along the shoreline of Lake Michigan, at an elevation of 580ft (180m).
In the eastern part of the state, the Door County Peninsula – positioned between Lake Michigan and Green Bay, is ringed by sand dunes, small bays, coves, and a few sandy beaches. It ends in a series of small, rocky islands, of which Washington Island and Chambers Island are the largest.
Wisconsin's most significant rivers include the Wisconsin, Chippewa, Flambeau, Eagle River, Wausau, Fox, Menominee, Peshtigo, St. Croix, Wolf, Red Cedar, Black, Rock, and Mississippi River.
Uncountable lakes (mostly small in size) dot the entire landscape of Wisconsin. The significant ones include Lake Chippewa, Petenwell, Castle Rock, Poygan, and Lake Mendota. Situated in the eastern part of the state, Lake Winnebago is the country’s 2nd largest natural freshwater lake.
The State of Wisconsin is divided into 72 counties. In alphabetical order, these counties are: Adams, Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Brown, Buffalo, Burnett, Calumet, Chippewa, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Door, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Florence, Fond du Lac, Forest, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Iron, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Lafayette, Langlade, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Milwaukee, Monroe, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Racine, Richland, Rock, Rusk, Saint Croix, Sauk, Sawyer, Shawano, Sheboygan, Taylor, Trempealeau, Vernon, Vilas, Walworth, Washburn, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago, are Wood.
With an area of 169,640 sq.km, Wisconsin is the 23rd largest and the 20th most populous state in the USA. Located in the central region of the southern part of the state is Madison – is the capital city of Wisconsin. It serves as an administrative, educational, commercial, cultural, industrial, and technological center of the state. Situated on the western shores of Lake Michigan is Milwaukee – the largest city in Wisconsin. It serves as the major cultural and economic center of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area. In 2018, it was named “The Coolest City in the Midwest” by the Vogue Magazine.
The State of Wisconsin is located in the East North Central (Great Lakes and Midwestern) region of the United States. Wisconsin is bordered by the state of Illinois in the south; by Iowa in the southwest; by Minnesota in the west and by Michigan in the northeast. It is also bounded by Lake Superior in the north.
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This page was last updated on February 25, 2021