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Iowa

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  • Capital City: Des Moines (pop. 209,124) (2008 est.)
  • Iowa Population: 3,074,186 (2012 est.) (30th)
  • Iowa Population: (per square mile)
  • U.S. State Populations: (all states)
  • Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)

    Dollar Bill
    all u.s. currency
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  • Iowa Quarter:The fourth quarter released in 2004 honors Iowa and is the 29th in the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program.

    Iowa was admitted into the Union on December 28, 1846 becoming our Nation's 29th State. Nicknamed the "Hawkeye State," Iowa's quarter features a one-room schoolhouse with a teacher and students planting a tree. The design is based on "Arbor Day", a painting by Grant Wood, an Iowan native.

    The coin bears the inscriptions "Foundation in Education," and "Grant Wood". Additional details

    Iowa Quarter
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  • Language: English, others
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City, Waterloo, Iowa City
  • Name: The origin of the name Iowa comes from Ioway, the French word for the Bah-kho-je Indian tribe that lived in the area.
  • Statehood: December 28, 1846 (29th state)
  • Symbols

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