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The capital of Iowa is Des Moines.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Iowa: IA
For a short while in 1963, the U.S. Postal Office recommended "IOWA" as the abbreviation for Iowa. Toward the end of 1963, the Post Office made the currently used "IA" the official abbreviation.
Typical abbreviation for Iowa: Ia.
The pronunciation of Iowa:
When the people of Iowa refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: The state of Iowa is in the Central Time (CST/CDT) zone and observes daylight saving time.
Nickname for Iowa: "The Hawkeye State"
State Motto: "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain"
State Bird: Eastern Goldfinch (carduelis tristis)
State Tree: Oak
State Flower: Wild Prairie Rose (rosa pratincola)
State Song: "The Song of Iowa"
Statehood: Iowa became the 29th state on Dec 28, 1846.
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