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Wisconsin was the 30th state to join the United States of America. Wisconsin officially became a state on May 29, 1848. The capital city is Madison, but the largest city is Milwaukee.

Here are some official state symbols to help you get to know Wisconsin better.

  • State Abbreviation - WI
  • State Nickname - Badger State
  • State Bird - Robin
  • State Flower - Wood Violet
  • State Motto - Forward
  • State Tree - Sugar Maple
  • State Fish - Muskellunge
  • State Animal - Badger
  • State Dance - Polka
  • State Gemstone - Red granite

Did you know that Wisconsin is the 23rd biggest state in the USA? The territory spans 65,503 square miles.