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Iowa - Iowa breaded pork tenderloin - j.k. photo

Fun

In Iowa, the curfew for minors is 9 p.m. - After 2 a.m. it is no longer allowed to dance in public venues.


Public safety

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Iowa - Davenport - junior training

Background

Iowa - Fields of Opportunities - k.m. photo

Destination in brief

Iowa" is a Siouan Indian word. It is one of the tribal names of the Ioway people, meaning "sleepy ones."

Neighbors: Minnesota (north), Wisconsin (northeast), Illinois (southeast), Missouri (south), Nebraska (west), South Dakota (northwest). Iowa is a landlocked country.

Size: 145,743 km²  (56,272 sq mi)

Population (in 2020): 3.17 million - 93,2% White, 3,5% Black (African American), 2,5% Asian

Capital city: Des Moines

Iowa is in the center of the USA, this is where John Deere tractors are built, this is where Buffalo Bill was born. The famous painting of a farm couple with a pitchfork is from Iowa as well.

American Gothic is a 1930 painting by Grant Wood. The work is in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Wood was inspired to paint what is now known as the American Gothic House in Eldon, Iowa.


Nowadays

Iowa has the most pigs of any state and is the top pork producer in the US. There are 25.2 million hogs and pigs on Iowa farms.

Iowa is the leading US state in growing corn and soybeans

Attractions

Des Moines

Amana Colonies

Pikes Peak State Park

Grotto of the Redemption

Decorah

Dyersville


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