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The capital of Wisconsin is Madison.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Wisconsin: WI
For a short while in 1963, the U.S. Postal Office recommended "WIS" as the abbreviation for Wisconsin. Toward the end of 1963, the Post Office made the currently used "WI" the official abbreviation.
Typical abbreviations for Wisconsin: Wis., Wisc.
The pronunciation of Wisconsin:
When the people of Wisconsin refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: The state of Wisconsin is in the Central Time (CST/CDT) zone and observes daylight saving time.
Nickname for Wisconsin: "The Badger State"; "America's Dairyland"
State Motto: "Forward"
State Bird: Robin (turdus migratorius)
State Tree: Sugar Maple (acer saccharum)
State Flower: Wood Violet (viola papilionacea)
State Song: "On, Wisconsin!"
Statehood: Wisconsin became the 30th state on May 29, 1848.
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