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The Midwest > Iowa > Geography

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The Midwest
Land Acreage > Total 36 million acres [23rd of 45]
Land Acreage > Total Cropland 22.6 million acres [4th of 43]
Land Acreage > Total Forest Land 2.7 million acres [35th of 44]
Land Acreage > Total Pasture or Range Land 10.6 million acres [16th of 43]
Land area 55,869 sq mi [23rd of 56]
Land borders
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota
Largest cities (with populations) Des Moines - 194,311
May 2004 tornado outbreak sequence tornadoes > Number 52 [2nd of 26]
Mean County Area 1,472.16 sq.km. [37th of 49]
Percentage of area water 0.71% [43rd of 50]
State capitals (with populations) Des Moines - 194,311
Tornadoes > Fatalities 61 [22nd of 55]
Tornadoes > Injuries 1,774 [18th of 55]
Tornadoes > Total cost of damage $709,211,904.00 [10th of 55]
Tornadoes > Total number 1,374 [6th of 55]
Total area 56,272 sq mi [26th of 50]
US National Historic Landmarks > Number 24 [33rd of 51]
US National Historic Landmarks > Number, non-duplicated 24 [33rd of 51]
Water area 402 sq mi [44th of 50]

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ALTERNATIVE NAMES: IA

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