State of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Geostatistics

  • Land area:
    (land)078 sq. miles
    (water)9,232 sq. miles
    (TOTAL) 54,310 sq. miles
  • Land area: (all states)
  • Horizontal Width: 260 miles
  • Vertical Length: 310 milesNote: Maximum lengths and widths are point to point, straight line measurements from the Mercator map projection and will vary some usage of other map projections
  • Border States: (4) Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Michigan
  • Districts: (72) map
  • County (largest in population) of Milwaukee, 921,654
  • Geographic Center: Wood Co., 9 miles. SE Marshfield
  • Highest Point: Timms Hill, 1951 ft.
  • Lowest Point: Lake Michigan, 579 feet.
  • Latitude and longitude
  • Average Elevation: (average)1,050 ft.

Wisconsin Lat / long


  • Latitude/Longitude: (Absolute Locations)
    Madison: (capital) 43º 07′ N, 89º 35′ W
    Ashland: 46º 57′ N, 90º 87′ W
    Green Bay: 44º 51′ N, 88º 00′ W
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Wisconsin is positioned in both the northern and western hemispheres. As part of North America, Wisconsin is located in the East North Central region of the United States. It is bounded by the states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Michigan, and by Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.

Wisconsin, a state in the Midwest of the United States, in the north of the country, in the Great Lakes region. Area 169.7 thousand km 2. Population over 5.5 million people (2004). The administrative center is Madison. Largest cities: Milwaukee, Green Bay, Racine, Kenosha, Appleton, West Allis. It borders Michigan to the north, Illinois to the south, Iowa and Minnesota to the west, and Lake Michigan to the east. See counties in Wisconsin.

To the northwest are gentle hills and low mountains interspersed with lakes and wetlands. In the south – plains, in the southeast – hills. The highest point is Timm’s Hill, 595 m. The main river is the Mississippi (part of the border with Minnesota and Iowa) with tributaries Wisconsin River, Chippewa River. About 8.5 thousand lakes with a total area of ​​more than 4 thousand km 2, the largest – Winnebago (Winnebago). Access to two Great Lakes: Michigan and Superior.

The climate is humid continental with warm summers and cold snowy winters (mitigated by the influence of the Great Lakes). A significant part of the territory is covered with forests (about 6 million hectares).

  • AbbreviationFinder: Introduction to the state of Wisconsin, covering commonly used acronyms and the list of main cities and town in Wisconsin.

Mining and manufacturing industry, mechanical engineering. Large beer production center (Milwaukee). The main crops are corn, forage grasses, soybeans, and potatoes. Dairy farming is highly developed; pig breeding, poultry farming. Fishing industry (in areas adjacent to Lakes Michigan and Superior); here are the major lake ports of the state. HPP on the Fox River (the first hydroelectric power plant in the USA, 1882). Tourism.

University of Wisconsin (has over 10 branches), Marquette University. Symphony orchestra, opera, ballet, operetta, theaters.

Man appeared on the territory of the current state about 13 thousand years ago. In the 6th century BC e. representatives of the “mound builders” culture lived here. Until the 17th century, settlements of various Indian tribes existed in Wisconsin. The first European to visit the state was the French traveler J. Nicolet in 1634. Soon French missionaries and fur traders began to explore the territory of the state (by 1665 they had mastered a significant part of the region). In 1763, as a result of hostilities, the territory was ceded to England, and after the War of Independence – to the United States. After the United States gained independence, Wisconsin became part of the Northwest Territory. Forts Howard (now Green Bay), Crawford, Fort Winnebago were created. Since the early 1840s, Wisconsin’s population has barely increased and concentrated around military outposts. In 1836, the Territory of Wisconsin was formed with its capital in Madison (the population of the territory reached 22 thousand people). In the years 1840-1850, mining was successfully developed in Wisconsin. A stream of settlers poured in from New York and New England (the population of the territory increased over a decade to 300 thousand people, in the 1850s – up to 700 thousand). In 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state of the United States, and the constitution adopted that year is still in effect. About half of the inhabitants of the state were Germans, later large communities were created here by emigrants from Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. After the Civil War, until the mid-1870s, the state’s economy did not develop much. The processes of urbanization and industrialization between the two world wars caused significant damage to the environment. Environmental protection measures began to be taken only in the 1960s. The industrial sector (mining and manufacturing, engineering) was subject to periodic crises. By the beginning of the 21st century, the leading sectors of the economy were dairy farming and woodworking. In the 1990s, up to 18% of dairy products and about 50% of cheese were produced in the US.

Attractions include: Unitarian Church, Historical Library, State Museum – in the state capital of Madison; in the city of Milwaukee – Whitnall Municipal Park, a zoo, a war memorial, the Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, an art museum; in Green Bay – Fort Howard, National Railroad Museum.

State of Wisconsin