Capital:   Des Moines

State Abbreviation:   IA

State Bird:   Eastern Goldfinch

State Flower:   Wild Rose

Nickname:   Hawkeye State

Borders:   This state is bordered by Missouri on the south, Wisconsin and Illinois on the east, South Dakota and Nebraska on the west, and Minnesota on the north.

  Largest Cities:
1.  Des Moines
2.  Cedar Rapids
3.  Davenport
4.  Sioux City
5.  Waterloo
6.  Iowa City
7.  Council Bluffs
8.  Dubuque
9.  Ames
10.  West Des Moines
11.  Cedar Falls
12.  Bettendorf
13.  Mason City
14.  Urbandale
15.  Clinton