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Iowa, constituent state of the United States of America. It was admitted to the union as the 29th state on December 28, 1846. As a Midwestern state, Iowa forms a bridge between the forests of the east and the grasslands of the high prairie plains to the west. Its gently rolling landscape rises slowly as it extends westward from the Mississippi River, which forms its entire eastern border. The Missouri River and its tributary, the Big Sioux, form the western border, making Iowa the only U.S. state that has two parallel rivers defining its borders. Iowa is bounded by the states of Minnesota to the north, Wisconsin, and Illinois to the east, Missouri to the south, and Nebraska and South Dakota to the west. Des Moines, in the south-central part of the state, is the capital. The state name is derived from the Iowa Native American people who once inhabited the area.

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Iowa has several outstanding institutions of higher education. Preeminent among the state’s many small liberal arts colleges is Grinnell College (1846). The Reformed Church supports its liberal arts colleges: the Central College (1853) in Pella and Northwestern College (1882) in Orange City. Wartburg College (1852) in Waverly and Luther College (1861) in Decorah was founded by German and Norwegian immigrants, respectively, and are affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Drake University (1881) in Des Moines, a larger private institution, was founded by the Disciples of Christ Church. Among the state’s public universities in the University of Northern Iowa (1876), in Cedar Falls, which began as a teacher-training college and still emphasizes the preparation of teachers. Iowa State University (1858), in Ames, is Iowa’s land-grant institution. The University of Iowa (1847), in Iowa City, is a major research university that is renowned for its medical school and its humanities programs, particularly the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. In 2008 UNESCO chose Iowa City to be the world’s third City of Literature, after Edinburgh and Melbourne. There are also community colleges throughout the state.

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