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Science In Your Backyard: Iowa


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Iowa State Facts

Image of Iowa with a star pinpointing the location of the capital.
Locations on image are approximate

Capital: Des Moines(Star shaped icon located on map pinpointing capital.)
Land Area: 55,869 sq. miles
(source: 2010 Census)
Population: 3,046,355
(source: 2010 Census estimate)
Highest Point:
Hawkeye Point at 1,670 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Osceola
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Lowest Point:
Mississippi River at 480 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Lee
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Geographic Center:
Located in Story County approx. 5 miles northeast of Ames
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)


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