- Capital: Madison
- Nickname: Badger State
- Area: 65,503 square miles (land area covers 54,314 sq. mi.) – 23rd largest
- Statehood: May 29, 1848
- Total interstate mileage: 741.80
- Highest point: Timms Hill, 1,951 feet (595 meters) above sea level, located in Hill, Price County
- Scenic areas: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, North Country National Scenic Trail, Saint Croix National Scenic River
- Geography and climate: Various glaciations over time was the primary cause of the rolling topography that makes up Wisconsin today. The northern part of the state sees higher elevations (varying from 1,000 feet to 1,900 feet). The majority of streams and rivers in Wisconsin originate in these higher elevations. A good portion of Wisconsin typically has warm summers and more often freezing winters. The northern reaches of the state often remain within freezing temperatures for the majority of the year, with perhaps only a month or two without any freezes. The southern half reaches a more temperate climate with an average of 180 days of non-freezing conditions. Lake effect snowfall accumulation can peak around 100 inches in areas such as Ironwood along the Wisconsin/Michigan border
- Usual claim to fame: Lambeau Field is often referred to as “The Frozen Tundra”, originating from a 1967 NFL Championship game between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys.
- Other interesting tidbits: Old Milwaukee, Old Milwaukee Light and Pabst Blue Ribbon beer were all established in Milwaukee in the 1800s; famous actor and narrator, Orson Welles, hailed from Kenosha while famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center (Richland County); Wisconsin is also home to over 20,000 miles of snowmobile trails and to the largest cross-country ski race held in the United States.
Major League Sports Franchises
- Green Bay Packers (NFL)
- Milwaukee Brewers (MLB)
- Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
Updated October 30, 2019.