The state of Iowa (IA) or Hawkeye State, as it is nicknamed in tribute to the Black Lynx Indian chief, belongs to the Midwest region, Northwest Central division, and the Great Plains Zone, with very rich land for agriculture.
Des Moines is its capital, and Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City and Waterloo stand out as its most important cities.
Its population totals 3 million 046 thousand inhabitants, of which 5.2% come from Hispanic or Latino countries. Also, some native Indians, mainly from the Sax and Fox tribes, live in its territory.
Pig raising, cattle raising, dairy production and the cultivation of corn, soybeans and oats are the main economic activities on Iowa.
Iowa industry is diversified in the processing of food and chemical products, manufacture of machinery and electrical equipment, printing and publishing, and extraction of primary metals.