Monday, 16 March 2015

Wisconsin map, USA

For a few years I thought I had completed my US state map postcard collection and thought that when I finally managed to get North Dakota, I was done. I was going through my albums on Flickr the other day, though, and realised I didn't have a map card of Wisconsin. How did that happen?? Well, now my collection really should be complete. :P

I used to have a penpal in Wisconsin years and years ago but sadly we've pretty much lost touch since. Well, she's on Facebook but I'm pretty rubbish at keeping up to date with my friends' pages there. I do miss her letters but life sometimes gets in the way and things happen.

Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin is the 23rd state by total area and the 20th most populous. The state capital is Madison, and its largest city is Milwaukee, which is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The state comprises 72 counties.

Wisconsin's geography is diverse, with the Northern Highland and Western Upland along with a part of the Central Plain occupying the western part of the state and lowlands stretching to the shore of Lake Michigan. Wisconsin is second to Michigan in the length of its Great Lakes coastline.

Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because it is one of the nation's leading dairy producers, particularly famous for cheese. Manufacturing, especially paper products, information technology (IT), and tourism are also major contributors to the state's economy.

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