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Madison, Wisconsin (WI)

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Where is the Capital of Wisconsin?
The map of the State official Wisconsin (WI) shows the location of the state capital in the "Badger State". Wisconsin has 72 counties, and the capital of the State is Madison. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Madison including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Madison, Wisconsin.


The Map of Wisconsin and map provides an outline of the state, which covers 65,503 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Madison, is 84.7 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 Madison located?
The location of Madison is in south central Wisconsin, partly on an isthmus, a narrow strip of land connecting Lake Mendota and Lake Monona. The city is located in Dane county, Wisconsin.

Capital of Wisconsin - Madison
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Madison 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 Wisconsin? (WI)

The State of Wisconsin is located in north central United States


History & Facts on Madison, the Capital of Wisconsin
The History and Fast, fun facts about Madison, the capital city of Wisconsin map:

History & Facts about Madison, Wisconsin - Fast Fact Sheet

Fact 1: The Capital of the State is Madison although the largest city is Milwaukee

Fact 2: The state covers 65,503 square miles and the size of the capital is 84.7 square miles
Fact 3: The population of the capital city is 240,323. Nickname "Madtown"
Fact 4: It is the county seat of Dane county.

Fact 5 on History: Native Indian tribes were the early inhabitants of the area. The names of the Wisconsin tribes included the Chippewa, Dakota Sioux, Fox, Huron, Iowa, Kickapoo, Mohican, Miami, Iroquois, Otoe, Ottawa, Potawatomi, Winnebago and Wyandot.

Fact 6 on History: The first settlement was built in 1829 when Judge James Duane Doty (1799 - 1865) purchased over 1000 acres of land between Lakes Mendota and Monona.

Fact 7 on History: At Belmont in 1836 Doty managed to have Madison elected as the Wisconsin capital, and himself made a building commissioner.

Fact 8 on History: The city was named by Doty in honor of James Madison (1751 - 1836) the fourth President of the United States

Fact 9 on History: By 1837 numerous settlers flocked to the rapidly growing community and became a city in 1856 when its population had increased to 4000

Fact 10 on History: During the Civil War (1861 - 1865) Madison served as a center of the Union Army in Wisconsin

Facts about the Population of Madison, Wisconsin
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Madison, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Madison was 240,323, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

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