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In the U.S. state of Wisconsin, the Western Upland is a geographical region covering much of the western half of the state. It stretches from St. Croix County in the north to the state border with Illinois in the south, and from Rock County in the east to the Mississippi River in the west. The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... One of the periods of glaciation was also termed the Wisconsin glaciation. ... St. ... State nickname: The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich Official languages English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... Rock County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Length 6,270 km Elevation of the source 450 m Average discharge 16,200 m³/s Area watershed 2,980,000 km² Origin Lake Itasca Mouth Gulf of Mexico Basin countries United States (98. ...


The Western Upland is a rugged, hilly region deeply dissected by rivers and streams. The area is characterized by rocky outcroppings and numerous small caves, as well as sharp and frequent changes in altitude. The elevation in the region ranges from about 600 feet above sea level in the Mississippi River Valley to more than 1,200 feet above sea level in many of the ridges. The Mississippi, Wisconsin, Kickapoo, Black, and Chippewa rivers all carve deep gorges through the upland. Even most small creeks and streams have coulees penetrating some two to three hundred feet deeper than the surrounding land. Meanwhile, highlands like Military Ridge, the Baraboo Range, and a host of unnamed ridges have elevations that are in excess of 1,000 feet above sea level. Before the last ice age, most of the land in the northern United States was similar to the land of today’s Western Upland, with rugged ridges and valleys. But as glaciers came to cover the continent, they toppled the ridges and filled in the valleys, creating smooth plains. The Western Upland of Wisconsin is part of the Driftless Area, a region that has avoided being covered by glaciers for the past several million years. This explains why the region has retained its rugged landscape. The Wisconsin River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 430 mi (692 km) long, in the state of Wisconsin in the United States. ... A coulee (or coulée) is a deep steep-sided ravine formed by erosion, commonly found in the northwestern United States and southwestern Canada. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ... Austrias longest glacier, the Pasterze, winds its 8 km (5 mile) route at the foot of Austrias highest mountain, the Grossglockner A glacier is a large, long-lasting river of ice that is formed on land and moves in response to gravity. ... The Driftless Area is an area of about 20,000 square miles in southwestern Wisconsin and northeastern Iowa which was by_passed by the continental glaciers. ...


Farmland is prevalent in the Western Upland anywhere where the slope of the land is gradual enough to permit it, generally on the ridge tops and the valley bottoms. Both fields and pastureland are common in the region. The hillsides and narrow ravines that are unsuitable for agriculture are covered in forests. Oak, hickory, maple, and birch trees dominate the woodlands of the Western Upland. Several small cities are scattered along the ridges and valleys. With a population of 59,498, the largest city in the Western Upland is Janesville in the extreme southeast corner of the region. La Crosse, with a population of 51,818, occupies a more central position along the Mississippi River. Other principal cities include Beloit, Monroe, Platteville, and Sparta. This article is about oaks (Quercus desert-oak is unrelated, and instead belongs to the genus Allocasuarina. ... For other meanings of Hickory please see Hickory (disambiguation). ... See also Maple computer algebra system. ... Species many species see text and classification Birch is the name of any tree of the genus Betula, in the family Betulaceae, closely related to the beech/oak family, Fagaceae. ... Janesville is a city located in Rock County, Wisconsin. ... La Crosse is a city located in La Crosse County, Wisconsin. ... Beloit is a city located in Rock County, Wisconsin. ... There are also two Towns named Monroe in Wisconsin. ... Platteville is a city located in Grant County, Wisconsin, which is in the southwest corner of the state. ... Sparta is a town located in Monroe County, Wisconsin. ...


Counties in the Western Upland

Part or all of the land in the following counties is included in the Western Upland of Wisconsin:
Buffalo County
Crawford County
Dane County
Eau Claire County
Grant County
Green County
Iowa County
Jackson County
Juneau County
La Crosse County
Lafayette County
Monroe County
Pepin County
Pierce County
Polk County
Richland County
Rock County
Sauk County
St. Croix County
Trempealeau County
Vernon County
Buffalo County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Crawford County is a county located in southwest Wisconsin. ... Dane County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Eau Claire County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Green County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Iowa County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Juneau County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... La Crosse County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Lafayette County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Pepin County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Pierce County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Polk County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Richland County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Rock County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Sauk County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... St. ... Trempealeau County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Vernon County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ...


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Wisconsin
Regions: Central Plain | Eastern Ridges and Lowlands | Lake Superior Lowland | Northern Highland | Western Upland
Largest Cities: Appleton | Beloit | Brookfield | Eau Claire | Fond du Lac | Franklin | Green Bay | Greenfield | Janesville | Kenosha | La Crosse | Madison | Milwaukee | New Berlin | Oshkosh | Racine | Sheboygan | Waukesha | Wausau | Wauwatosa
Counties: Adams | Ashland | Barron | Bayfield | Brown | Buffalo | Burnett | Calumet | Chippewa | Clark | Columbia | Crawford | Dane | Dodge | Door | Douglas | Dunn | Eau Claire | Florence | Fond du Lac | Forest | Grant | Green | Green Lake | Iowa | Iron | Jackson | Jefferson | Juneau | Kenosha | Kewaunee | La Crosse | Lafayette | Langlade | Lincoln | Manitowoc | Marathon | Marinette | Marquette | Menominee | Milwaukee | Monroe | Oconto | Oneida | Outagamie | Ozaukee | Pepin | Pierce | Polk | Portage | Price | Racine | Richland | Rock | Rusk | Sauk | Sawyer | Shawano | Sheboygan | St. Croix | Taylor | Trempealeau | Vernon | Vilas | Walworth | Washburn | Washington | Waukesha | Waupaca | Waushara | Winnebago | Wood
One of the periods of glaciation was also termed the Wisconsin glaciation. ... huiiuknki nujcxn uj File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... One of the periods of glaciation was also termed the Wisconsin glaciation. ... A region in the Peoples Republic of China is also called the Central Plain In the U.S. state of Wisconsin, the Central Plain is a geographical region comprised of about 13,000 square miles of land in a v-shaped belt across the center of the state. ... In the U.S. state of Wisconsin, the Eastern Ridges and Lowlands is a geographical region in the eastern part of the state, between the Bay of Green Bay in the north and the state border with Illinois border in the south. ... The Lake Superior Lowland is an area in northern Wisconsin bordering Lake Superior. ... In the U.S. state of Wisconsin, the Northern Highland is a geographical region covering the much of the state’s northern territory. ... List of cities in Wisconsin, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Appleton is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... Beloit is a city located in Rock County, Wisconsin. ... This page refers to the city of Brookfield. ... Eau Claire is a city located in Wisconsin. ... Fond du Lac is a city located in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. ... Franklin is a city located in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. ... Green Bay is the county seat of Brown County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... Greenfield is a city located in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. ... Janesville is a city located in Rock County, Wisconsin. ... Kenosha is a city located in Kenosha County, Wisconsin. ... La Crosse is a city located in La Crosse County, Wisconsin. ... Wisconsin State Capitol Madison is the capital of Wisconsin, a state of the United States of America. ... Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin, United States and the county of Milwaukee. ... New Berlin is a city located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... Oshkosh is a city located where the Fox River enters Lake Winnebago in Winnebago County, Wisconsin. ... Racine is a city located in Racine County, Wisconsin. ... Sheboygan is a city located in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. ... Waukesha is a city located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... Wausau is the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin. ... Wauwatosa is a city located in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. ... List of Wisconsin counties: Wisconsin counties Adams County Ashland County Barron County Bayfield County Brown County Buffalo County Burnett County Calumet County Chippewa County Clark County Columbia County Crawford County Dane County Dodge County Door County Douglas County Dunn County Eau Claire County Florence County Fond du Lac County Forest... Adams County is a county located in the State of Wisconsin. ... Ashland County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Barron County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Bayfield County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin, USA. As of 2000, the population is 15,013. ... Brown County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Buffalo County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Burnett County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... Calumet County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Chippewa County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Clark County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Columbia County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Crawford County is a county located in southwest Wisconsin. ... Dane County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Dodge County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Door County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Douglas County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Dunn County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Eau Claire County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Florence County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Fond du Lac County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Forest County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Green County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Green Lake County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Iowa County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Iron County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Juneau County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Kenosha County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Kewaunee County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... La Crosse County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Lafayette County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Langlade County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Manitowoc County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Marathon County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Marinette County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Marquette County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Menominee County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Milwaukee County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Oconto County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Oneida County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Ozaukee County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Pepin County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Pierce County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Polk County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Portage County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Price County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Racine County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Richland County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Rock County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Rusk County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Sauk County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Sawyer County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Shawano County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Sheboygan County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... St. ... Taylor County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Trempealeau County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Vernon County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Vilas County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Walworth County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Washburn County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Waukesha County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Waupaca County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Waushara County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... Winnebago County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Wood County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ...

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