Geography - United States Map

Capital - Des Moines
Nickname. Hawkeye State.

Population (2010 census). 3,046,355

Extent. Area, 56,275 square miles, (145,752 square kilometers), including 310 square miles (803 square kilometers) of water surface (25th state in size).

Elevation. Highest, near Sibley, 1,670 feet (509 meters); lowest, Mississippi River in Lee County, 480 feet (146 meters); average, 1,100 feet (335 meters).

Geographic Center. 5 miles (8 kilometers) northeast of Ames.

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