Wisconsin (WI)

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Wisconsin became a US territory after the American Revolution and soon after began to attract settlers looking for work in the mining, lumber and dairy industries.

It was admitted to the union in 1848 as the 30th state. In the years leading up to the Civil War, Wisconsin was an important stop on the Underground Railroad, with many slaves traveling across the state on their way to freedom in Canada.

Today, Wisconsin leads the nation in dairy production and is renowned for the quality of its cheddar cheese – residents sometimes even call themselves “cheeseheads.”

Famous artists such as architect Frank Lloyd Wright, magician Harry Houdini and US Army General Douglas MacArthur were born in Wisconsin.

Geography

Wisconsin is located in the Midwestern region of the United States, bordered by Minnesota to the west, Michigan to the north, Illinois to the south and Lake Michigan to the east. It covers an area of 65,498 square miles, making it the 23rd largest state in terms of land area. Wisconsin is known for its diverse geography and natural beauty. It is home to a variety of landscapes including rolling hills and plains, forests and wetlands.

The topography of Wisconsin is divided into three sections: The Central Plain, The Western Uplands and The Northern Highlands. The Central Plain occupies most of Wisconsin’s southern half and includes most of its major cities such as Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay. This region consists mainly of flat land with some low hills and valleys. In this section you’ll find some of Wisconsin’s best agricultural land as well as several large lakes such as Lake Winnebago, Green Bay and Lac La Belle.

The Western Uplands occupy much of western Wisconsin with its rugged terrain consisting mostly of steep hills, deep valleys, canyons and ridges that are part of the Driftless Area – an area that was not covered by glaciers during the last Ice Age. This region also has many small rivers running through it creating a beautiful landscape perfect for outdoor recreation activities such as fishing or camping.

The Northern Highlands occupy most of northern Wisconsin with its rugged terrain consisting mostly of high mountains covered in thick forests which provide many opportunities for hiking or skiing in winter months. This region also includes some large lakes such as Lake Superior which borders Canada along its northern shores.

Wisconsin’s climate varies from north to south but is generally considered humid continental with four distinct seasons that range from cold winters with heavy snowfall to hot humid summers with frequent thunderstorms. The average annual temperature ranges from 40°F (4°C) in northern regions to 54°F (12°C) in southern regions with average annual precipitation ranging from 32 inches (81 cm) in northern regions to 39 inches (99 cm) in southern regions.

Overall, Wisconsin offers a diverse geography that provides ample opportunity for outdoor recreation activities year-round while still being close enough to major cities like Milwaukee or Madison for those who prefer urban life over rural life. With its beautiful landscapes ranging from rolling hills and plains to rugged mountains covered in thick forests there’s something here for everyone no matter what type of outdoor activity you’re looking for.

Cities in Wisconsin

Below are the top 15 cities by population in Wisconsin. For all cities and towns in the state, please see Wisconsin cities list.

Rank City Population
1 Milwaukee 578,198
2 Madison 265,447
3 Green Bay 107,083
4 Kenosha 99,605
5 Racine 77,705
6 Appleton 74,752
7 Waukesha city 71,307
8 Eau Claire 69,030
9 Oshkosh 66,694
10 Janesville 65,506
11 West Allis 60,220
12 La Crosse 52,505
13 Sheboygan 49,849
14 Wauwatosa 48,072
15 Fond du Lac 44,412

Counties in Wisconsin

The State of Wisconsin consists of 72 counties. They are:

  1. Adams County, Wisconsin
  2. Ashland County, Wisconsin
  3. Barron County, Wisconsin
  4. Bayfield County, Wisconsin
  5. Brown County, Wisconsin
  6. Buffalo County, Wisconsin
  7. Burnett County, Wisconsin
  8. Calumet County, Wisconsin
  9. Chippewa County, Wisconsin
  10. Clark County, Wisconsin
  11. Columbia County, Wisconsin
  12. Crawford County, Wisconsin
  13. Dane County, Wisconsin
  14. Dodge County, Wisconsin
  15. Door County, Wisconsin
  16. Douglas County, Wisconsin
  17. Dunn County, Wisconsin
  18. Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
  19. Florence County, Wisconsin
  20. Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
  21. Forest County, Wisconsin
  22. Grant County, Wisconsin
  23. Green County, Wisconsin
  24. Green Lake County, Wisconsin
  25. Iowa County, Wisconsin
  26. Iron County, Wisconsin
  27. Jackson County, Wisconsin
  28. Jefferson County, Wisconsin
  29. Juneau County, Wisconsin
  30. Kenosha County, Wisconsin
  31. Kewaunee County, Wisconsin
  32. La Crosse County, Wisconsin
  33. Lafayette County, Wisconsin
  34. Langlade County, Wisconsin
  35. Lincoln County, Wisconsin
  36. Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
  37. Marathon County, Wisconsin
  38. Marinette County, Wisconsin
  39. Marquette County, Wisconsin
  40. Menominee County, Wisconsin
  41. Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
  42. Monroe County, Wisconsin
  43. Oconto County, Wisconsin
  44. Oneida County, Wisconsin
  45. Outagamie County, Wisconsin
  46. Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
  47. Pepin County, Wisconsin
  48. Pierce County, Wisconsin
  49. Polk County, Wisconsin
  50. Portage County, Wisconsin
  51. Price County, Wisconsin
  52. Racine County, Wisconsin
  53. Richland County, Wisconsin
  54. Rock County, Wisconsin
  55. Rusk County, Wisconsin
  56. Saint Croix County, Wisconsin
  57. Sauk County, Wisconsin
  58. Sawyer County, Wisconsin
  59. Shawano County, Wisconsin
  60. Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
  61. Taylor County, Wisconsin
  62. Trempealeau County, Wisconsin
  63. Vernon County, Wisconsin
  64. Vilas County, Wisconsin
  65. Walworth County, Wisconsin
  66. Washburn County, Wisconsin
  67. Washington County, Wisconsin
  68. Waukesha County, Wisconsin
  69. Waupaca County, Wisconsin
  70. Waushara County, Wisconsin
  71. Winnebago County, Wisconsin
  72. Wood County, Wisconsin

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