Fast Facts

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VITAL STATISTICS

State capitol: Madison
Water area: 1 million acres
Population: 5,363,675
Species of fish: 171
Largest city: Milwaukee
Fishing licenses
sold annually:
Around 1.3 million
Land area: 35.7 million acres
Fish caught annually: Around 61 million
State symbol: Mourning dove
State mineral: Galena
State soil: Antigo silt loam
State rock: Red granite
Robin
State Bird: Robin
badger
State Animal: Badger
Cow
State Domestic Animal: Cow
Polka
State Dance: Polka
State Fish: Muskellunge
State Fish: Muskellunge
State Flag
State Flag
State Flower: Wood Violet
State Flower: Wood Violet
State Insect: Honey Bee
State Insect: Honey Bee
State Motto: Forward
State Motto: Forward
State Nickname: Gathering of the Waters
State Nickname: "Gathering of the Waters"
State Tree: Maple
State Tree: Maple
State Wildlife Animal: White-tailed Deer
State Wildlife Animal: White-tailed Deer
State Motto: Forward
State Pastry: Kringle
State Song: On Wisconsin
State Song: On Wisconsin
State Beverage: Milk
State Beverage: Milk