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Des Moines, Iowa (IA)

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Where is the Capital of Iowa?
The Map of Iowa (IA) shows the location of the state capital in the "Hawkeye State". Iowa has 99 counties, and the capital of the State is Des Moines. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Des Moines including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Des Moines, Iowa.

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The Map of Iowa and map provides an outline of the state, which covers 56,276 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Des Moines, is 82.6 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Where is Des Moines located?
The location of Des Moines is on the south central part of the state, along the Des Moines River. The city is located in Johnson county, Iowa.

Capital of Iowa - Des Moines
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Des Moines is the capital of the state. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

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Where is Iowa? (IA)

The State of Iowa is located in the north central United States


History & Facts on Des Moines, the Capital of Iowa?
The History and Fast, fun facts about Des Moines, the capital city of Iowa:

History & Facts about Des Moines, Iowa - Fast Fact Sheet

Fact 1: The Capital of the State is Des Moines, which is also the largest city

Fact 2: The state covers 56,276 square miles and the size of the capital is 82.6 square miles
Fact 3: The population of the capital city - 206,688. Nickname "Hartford of the West"
Fact 4: It is the county seat of Johnson county, Iowa
Fact 5: History - The city of Des Moines was founded with the building of Fort Des Moines in 1843

Fact 6: History - The French expression "la riviere des moines" means "the river of the monks"

Fact 7: History - In January 1858 Des Moines officially became the state capital

Fact 8: History - In 1875 President Ulysses S. Grant made an important speech to a reunion of the Army of Tennessee

Fact 9: History - In 1993 the city of Des Moines suffered from terrible flooding which resulted in more than $253 million in damages

Fact 10: Since the flood the city has undergone a massive re-construction program to become a beautiful, modern city

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Facts about the Population of Des Moines, Iowa
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Des Moines, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Des Moines was 206,688, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

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