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Located in the Great Lakes region of the Midwest, Wisconsin is nicknamed the Badger State for its state animal, the badger. Wisconsin is the 23rd largest by area and the 20th most populated state in the USA. It is divided into 72 counties. Madison is the state capital and Milwaukee is the largest city. The states of Illinois, Iowa, Michigan Â and Minnesota form its borderline.
Industrial activity revolves around agriculture and food processing, with Wisconsin being ranked as the â€˜numero unoâ€™ cheese producer in the entire country. Manufacturing, healthcare are other major sectors with software industry also gaining ground. Its numerous tourist destinations have now placed tourism as an active contributor to the economy. The State Capitol Building, Andy Gump Statue, James Frank Kotera Twine Ball, Circus World Museum and EAA Oshkosh Air show are some of the huge hits with tourists.
The snowy winters in Wisconsin offer excellent skiing, snowboarding, sledging and snowmobiling conditions. No wonder that from December through March, tourists flock to the numerous world class resorts across the state.
Major rivers that flow on the terrain include the Wisconsin River, Mississippi River, St. Croix and Chippewa River. There are more than 14,000 lakes, with the most popular being Lake Michigan, Lake Superior and Lake Winnebago. Water sports are therefore a favorite pastime with residents and tourists also savor the ideal conditions presented by the innumerable locations. Forests and State parks form a large part of the land area and therefore other recreational opportunities are aplenty.
Wisconsin is a beyond doubt an impressive destination for ideal vacations!