Iowa is a state located in about the middle of the United States. The abbreviation for Iowa is IA.
Two major interstate highways are located in Iowa. Interstate 80 goes east and west. If you went on I-80 east you would wind up in New York City. If you went west you could end up in San Francisco.
Interstate 35 goes from Minnesota to the tip of Texas. Des Moines, the capitol city, is located at the intersection if I-35 and I-80.
Iowa was settled by the French. The state flag is very similar to the French flag. However, the Iowa flag has a wider field of white than red and blue. The French flag has equal fields of red, white and blue.
Iowa is known as a state that grows a lot of corn.
And pigs. In reality you don't see many pigs in Iowa since they are mostly raised in confinement facilities.
Iowa's most famous artist is Grant Wood. He painted American Gothic. You can still visit the house with that distinctive window.
In a few days Iowa will host the first in the nation caucuses. The Republican candidates for President are in the state right now along with media from across the country and world.
The national news media picks spots that provide a nice back drop for their news. The state law library located inside the capitol building is perhaps the nicest venue.
Iowa has a little more than 3 million people. It is about in the middle of the nation in terms of size and population.
If you have never been to Iowa you might be surprised. Like any place it has good points and bad points. On balance it is a nice place to live.
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