Wisconsin InfoLink: an almanac of Wisconsin facts and resources.
Population: 5,695,950 (2010 estimate)
Statehood: Admitted to the Union on May 29, 1848, as the 30th state.
Area: 56,145 square miles. The 22nd largest state.
Highest point: Timms Hill, 1,952 feet (595 meters)
State capital: Madison
Largest city: Milwaukee
Number of Counties: 72
Nicknames: Badger State, America’s Dairyland
Major Waterways: Mississippi River, Wisconsin River, St. Croix River, Fox River, Rock River, Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Winnebago, Green Lake, Lake Mendota