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Iowa is a state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri River and Big Sioux River to the west. It is bordered by six states; Wisconsin to the northeast, Illinois to the east, Missouri to the south, Nebraska to the west, South Dakota to the northwest, and Minnesota to the north.


  • Iowa and Minnesota play for a pig, a statuette rendition of the actual brother of a porcine star of a Will Rogers movie. I would like to remind you that this is, on balance, a marvelous nation.
    • Chuck Culpepper, "JUST FOLLOW THE BOUNCING BALL TO PASADENA", (16 November 2001), The Oregonian
  • IOWA: Her affections like the rivers of her borders, flow to an unseparable union.
  • In all that is Good, Iowa affords the best.
    • Sidney Austin Foster (one-time editor of The Osage News), as quoted in Iowa Authors and Their Works, p. ii, Des Moines 1918.
  • A beautiful summer day in Iowa leaves no room for worry.
  • Why, the justices [of Iowa] asked in conclusion, do statutes and civil law protect the secret of the confession? This is based, they answered, on “the idea that the human being does sometimes have need of a place of penitence and confession and spiritual discipline. When any person enters that secret chamber, [the law] closes the door upon him, and civil authority turns away its ear. The privilege of the statute purports to be applicable to every Christian denomination, of whatever polity. Under the polity of the Presbyterian denomination, this privilege cannot be applicable to it unless it be true that the ruling elders are ‘ministers of the Gospel,’” when sitting collectively as a committee.
  • Encyclopedic article on Iowa on Wikipedia
  • Media related to Iowa on Wikimedia Commons
  • The dictionary definition of Iowa on Wiktionary
  • Iowa travel guide from Wikivoyage