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|Population (1994): 5,082,000
(17th in size)
State size: 56,153 square miles (26th in size)
State Capital: Madison (named after James Madison)
Major cities: Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee and Racine
Admission to union: The 30th State
Date entered the union: May 29, 1848
Origin of state name: Named from the indian word "wishkonsing" meaning "place of the beaver".
Nicknames: The Badger State
Bordering states: Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota and Iowa
State bird: Robin
State flower: Violet
State tree: Sugar Maple
|Wisconsin has many popular fishing areas.|
|Primary industries include dairy products and manufactured goods such as electrical equipment and machinery.|
|Wisconsin was first settled by the French, then the British. The U.S. took over the area in 1783.|
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