Iowa is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States.
As of the 2020 census, the population of Iowa was 3,190,369.
The capital city of Iowa is Des Moines, which had a population of 216,853 as of the 2020 census.
The most populous city in Iowa is also Des Moines.
Iowa was originally inhabited by several Native American tribes, including the Sioux, Fox, and Sac. The area was explored by French explorers in the late 1600s and early 1700s, and was later claimed by Spain as part of the Louisiana Territory. Iowa became part of the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.
Iowa became a territory in 1838 and was admitted to the Union as the 29th state on December 28, 1846. During the Civil War, Iowa played a key role in the Union effort, sending thousands of soldiers to fight for the North.
After the war, Iowa’s economy boomed as the state became a major producer of corn, wheat, and other agricultural products. The state also developed a strong manufacturing sector, with factories producing everything from farm machinery to automobiles.
Iowa has a rich political history, with several presidential candidates hailing from the state, including Herbert Hoover, Henry Wallace, and most famously, Ronald Reagan. Iowa is also known for its early role in the presidential primary process, as the Iowa caucuses are the first major event in the presidential nominating process.
Today, Iowa is a leading producer of corn, soybeans, and pork, and is home to a diverse mix of industries, including manufacturing, finance, and healthcare. The state is also known for its scenic beauty, with rolling hills, picturesque farms, and the mighty Mississippi River flowing along its eastern border.