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

Motto: “Forward”

Major Waterways: Mississippi River, Wisconsin River, St. Croix River, Fox River, Rock River, Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Winnebago, Green Lake, Lake Mendota